Looking for a natural, low-cost alternative to expensive prescription glasses and risky eye surgery? Pinhole glasses prevent, treat, and improve vision problems.
Even if you suffer from multiple vision problems, one pair of pinhole glasses does the restorative trick. They are lightweight, long-lasting, and durable enough that you never need to worry about scratches!
Pinhole glasses have been around for more than 50 years, but have recently enjoyed a surge of popularity due to the numerous positive reports highlighting their benefits, especially when pitted against traditional prescription eye wear.
The look and design of pinhole glasses may have deterred you a decade ago, but manufacturers have improved not only the functionality of pinhole glasses, but also their aesthetic design. There are now many quite fashionable versions from which to choose.
The Dangers of Prescription Eye Wear
Modern technological and medical advancements have dramatically improved our lives: we live longer, are healthier and enjoy increased comforts and entertainment. One disadvantage to modern day living is both the overuse and under use of our eye muscles.
Sitting at computers all day, corresponding on our Blackberries, watching television, our eyes become strained and overworked. Conversely, we neglect to use our full range of sight. City dwellers rarely look more than 25 feet ahead of them – and inactive eyes equal blurred vision.
Unfortunately, prescription eye wear does nothing to fix the problem; in fact it exacerbates it! It is a common case of treating the symptoms while ignoring the cause. Prescription glasses do the focusing for your eyes, in effect further weakening the eye muscles. It is like hiring a trainer and having him lift the weights for you.
Your muscles aren’t going to get any bigger with him lifting the dumbbell; your muscles have to do the heavy lifting on their own! Think about it practically: If eyeglasses are to improve vision, then why do we need to strengthen our prescriptions year after year?
Take for instance the refractive error eye disorder, myopia, or nearsightedness. Studies have shown that when a child with myopia wears concave lenses for half an hour, his vision is dramatically worse once the eyeglasses are removed. Long-term use of concave lenses has been proven to cause permanent damage to the eyes, causing serious problems such as a detached retina.
What Causes Blurred Vision?
A healthy eye is able to focus light rays coming from all parts of the pupil into a single small point on the retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. When your eye is unable to focus the light into this single point, the rays will land in front or behind the retina, causing blurred vision.
How Do Pinhole Glasses Improve Vision?
Pinhole glasses are made from an opaque material, such as plastic or metal, and perforated with tiny pinholes, 0.9 to 1.2mm in diameter and located vertically and horizontally 3mm apart. The pinholes block the outermost rays and only let in light rays that pass through the central position of the pupil, thereby fixing multiple refractory errors: nearsightedness, farsightedness, cataracts, astigmatism (blurred vision from every distance) and presbyopia (the inability to focus up close).
Rather than refocusing the eye (which inevitably weakens the eye muscles further and leads to more damage) pinhole glasses decrease the size of the blurred circles, thereby enhancing and improve vision. Interestingly, ophthalmologists use pinhole glasses to test for refractive disorders during eye exams!
Benefits of Pinhole Glasses
Pinhole glasses allow you to enjoy better vision clarity and resolution no matter what affliction currently compromises your eyesight. They double as sunglasses, as they reduce the brightness of the sun, even enhance, and improve vision in the dark. But you don’t have to wait for the symptoms to develop before you invest in a pair.
You can also wear pinhole glasses for 10 minutes a day as a preventative measure to strengthen your eye muscles and keep your vision clear. Pinhole glasses can typically be purchased for $20 to $50, but a single purchase will last you a lifetime.