Are Pinhole Glasses Really Effective?

Having poor eyesight is hard and anyone who have this problem would certainly wish to have it corrected if not with the conventional eyeglasses, probably with laser eye surgery. However, not everyone can afford Lasik surgery so they settle for eyeglasses. Now, there’s this phenomenon called pinhole glasses that allow people with blurry eyesight to instantly see clearly without the use of corrective lenses. Also known as stenopeic glasses, they’re eyeglasses with a series of pinhole-sized perforations filling an opaque sheet of plastic in place of each lens. The shape and design are the same with normal frames, only the lenses differ. Each hole allows only a small beam of light to enter the eye.

Pinhole glasses are worn like normal glasses but unlike conventional prescription glasses, they produce an image without the pincushion effect around the edges. The manufacturers of these glasses say that they’re great for near-sighted and far-sighted people as well as those with astigmatism, presbyopia, and cataracts but aren’t recommended for those with over 6 diopters of myopia. They also shouldn’t be used while driving since they minimize brightness and peripheral vision. Aside from improving your vision, pinhole glasses allegedly help relieve VDU (computer) eyestrain, headaches, and fatigue. Wearing the glasses for 15 to 20 minutes a day can lead to improved eyesight, so they say.

Although many people are optimistic about these glasses, The College of Optometrists say the claims are unsupported and should be viewed with utmost vigilance. Doctors have been opposed to carry out the required clinical trials to substantiate these claims. 

If you want to try them out, there’re online stores that sell them at really affordable prices, such as They have tons of stylish pieces with well-finished designs. Furthermore, their pinhole glasses are of the highest quality making use of state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques and laser equipment.

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