Advantages of pinhole glasses

By: Lajuan

!a href="">Pinhole eyeglasses are also known as stenopeic glasses. These are not made of glass at all but of an opaque substance such as metal or plastic. The user looks through any of the many small holes in the material. These holes have the effect of reducing the width of the bundle of diverging rays (called a "pencil of light") coming from each point on the viewed object.
Normally, the full opening of the pupil admits light. It is the improper bending of the outermost rays in that pencil of light which causes refractive errors such as myopia, hypermetropia (farsightedness), presbyopia (diminished focusing range with age) and astigmatism. Pinhole glasses can bring about clearer vision in all these conditions.
By blocking the peripheral rays, and only letting into the eye those rays which pass through the central portion of the pupil, any refractive error in the lens or cornea can be diminished. The pupil may be wide open, but only the central portion is receiving light. The improvement in visual acuity can be striking.
Those who are familiar with cameras will recognize that this is the same principle used to increase the depth of focus by decreasing the aperture. Pinhole cameras also operate by this principle.
Some advantages that pinhole glasses have over prescription glasses:

  • They provide a simple and inexpensive solution for reading or other close work as someone reaches his old age.
  • Pinhole glasses provide an improved image at ALL distances.
  • Unless the pinhole glasses break, they can be used an entire lifetime.
  • While pinhole eyeglasses are not as cheap as off-the-rack reading glasses, they are considerably cheaper than individual prescription glasses.

Finally, we conclude that pinhole glasses are a new and a better way for the improvement of eye vision.

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Randy has been writing and publishing articles about health products. He recently came across a website on pinhole glasses which gave information about this old technique of using pinhole glasses for eyesight correction. Here's an article about pinhole glasses.

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