Recently I was contacted by Daniella, the webmaster of PinholeGlassesDirect.com. She sent me these unique glasses that use a different form of technology to improve your vision than regular eyeglasses. They are not made out of glass and are less expensive than ordinary lenses. The lenses have little "pinholes" that you look into, just like the name of the company says. According to their website, "concave lenses are being closely studied for their negative side-effects on the eyes.
Continuous use of close vision, like reading or working on the computer, can cause changes in your eyesight. Close viewing involves contraction of the ciliary muscles in our eyes. These muscles, by contraction, effect the molding of the lenses to enable a sharp image to be formed on the retina.
But continuous use can cause these muscles to spasm and also to elevate the pressure in the vitreous chamber of our eyes. Over time, this can be damaging to your eyes. The aggravated pressure inside the eye can force the retina to be pushed back. This results in vision problems as the images begin to be formed in front of the retina.
Wearing concave lenses can remedy this situation, but in doing so, it is now believed that they aggravate the problem further...Pinhole Glasses do not use lenses to improve your vision. They use the principle of sight to let in only those rays which are capable of forming a clear image on the retina. Consequently, they do not cause the damage that prescription glasses inflict on your eyes. It is a scientifically proven fact that wearing pinholes can improve vision in cases of Myopia, Presbyopia, Hyperopia, Cataracts and Astigmatism. Many people facing these problems have switched over to pinhole glasses after understanding and testing for themselves the principles on which it is based."
When I got the glasses I was very skeptical. I couldn't figure out how they were supposed to work. I had never seen pinhole glasses before. Then I took a closer look at their website.
After reading about these glasses I thought, "I guess I could try them out. What do I have to lose?" My vision isn't too bad but if these glasses are supposed to help with glaring light and focus then I'll try them. Here I am with the new pinhole glasses.
Your eyes are forced to really focus in order to see through the holes. If I put them on and not think about it all I see is black. It is kind of difficult to see through all the little holes but for only $14.99 plus free shipping it is a much better deal than prescription eyeglasses. There is only one way to find out if they will improve your vision. Check pinhole glassesout for yourself! You may be surprised.