5-Minute Health Tip: Put on the Pinhole Glasses

Vision is one of the first senses to succumb to aging’s effects. But you don’t have to accept vision loss as a natural part of the aging process. You can protect against, and even reverse, vision problems with pinhole glasses. Pinhole glasses aren’t a fancy new invention, but an alternative therapy for vision health that has steadily been improving in design and gaining proponents since the 1950s. Spend 5-minutes wearing pinhole glasses and strengthen your vision!

How Eyesight Works

An eye with 20/20 vision is able to focus light rays onto a single point on the retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of your eye. An eye with impaired vision (such as near- or far-sightedness) can’t focus the light onto a single point. The light rays will either hit in front or behind the eye, causing blurred eyesight.

Enter prescription glasses to help take the blur out of your vision. While doctor-prescribed lenses certainly do the trick, they also cause irreparable damage to your eyesight, like worsening your vision over time and even causing serious complications like a detached retina!

It’s a case of masking the symptom without treating the problem, as much of Western medicine is apt to do. Prescription glasses focus for your eyes, instead of teaching your eyes to focus for themselves. This weakens the eye muscles…which is why we need stronger prescription glasses each year! Studies have shown that children who wear convex lenses for just half an hour, have significantly worse vision once the lenses are removed.

Pinhole glassesHow Pinhole Glasses Can Help

Pinhole glasses are a natural, low-cost alternative to prescription eyewear that can help you improve your vision, and maintain your vision if you are currently enjoying 20/20 perfection.

Made from plastic or metal, pinhole glasses are perforated with tiny holes that measure 0.9 to 1.2 mm in diameter and are dotted vertically and horizontally throughout. The pinholes direct light rays to the central position of the pupil only. Rather than refocusing for the eye, they decrease the size of the blurred circles, thereby strengthening vision and correcting many vision disorders, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, cataracts, astigmatism, and presbyopia.

As a protective measure, wearing pinhole glasses for just 10 minutes a day can defend against age-related vision loss. They also double as stylish sunglasses by taking the sun’s brightness down a few shades! Pinhole glasses have even been praised for enhancing night vision.

Depending on the make and model, pinhole glasses range from $15-50 in cost…and you don’t have to worry about different types to treat different eye conditions. One serves all! And they’re sturdy enough to resist scratches and dings. So what are you waiting for? Don a pair of pinhole glasses today and make a fashion statement while you improve your vision!