Pinhole glasses Style 1

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"Join the Thousands of People Worldwide that have Helped Their Vision Naturally!"

Millions of people have eye problems, ranging from slight blurriness to near blindness. Most think there is nothing they can do about it, but for some conditions, there are methods that can help strengthen eye muscles.

Half the people in our society suffer from serious loss of vision and we are expected to accept this as normal. Dr. Janet Goodrich, founder of The Janet Goodrich Method, taught people to free themselves from glasses and contacts for over 30 years. Through exploring the causes of visual blur rather than just the symptoms Dr. Goodrich has proven that eyesight can improve. Often eyesight begins to deteriorate due to physical or emotional stress at a particular period in one's life.

When your eyes are placed behind normal prescription glasses, you fall into a trap where you no longer use the focusing muscles in your eyes to the fullest. This important ciliary muscle begins to weaken, requiring visits to your eye doctor for stronger and stronger glasses. You can reverse this downhill slide and help develop your eye muscles now by

The fix that fails kids' eyes
23 November 2002
Andy Coghlan Michael Le Page
Magazine issue 2370
The standard prescription for correcting children's short sight actually seems to make their eyes deteriorate faster. And it has been used routinely for decades
MILLIONS of people worldwide may have worse eyesight and even be more likely to go blind because of a long-held but misguided idea about how to correct short-sightedness. A study intended to confirm the theory has instead been stopped because the children's eyesight was getting worse, New Scientist has learned.

For decades, many optometrists have been routinely "undercorrecting" short-sightedness, or myopia, when prescribing glasses or contact lenses. "What was done was done with the best of intentions," says optometrist Daniel O'Leary of Anglia Polytechnic University in Cambridge, England. Indeed, his study of 94 children in Malaysia sought to prove the value of undercorrection. Instead, it showed the opposite.

While the number of children involved was small, amazingly it is the largest and most rigorous study to date. "The study was meant to run for three years but after two years, when we found out we were making the children's eyes ...

The complete article is 861 words long.

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The moment you put on pinhole glasses you will notice instant clarity and focused vision., Computer Glasses, Myopia Prevention Glasses and for those with Cataracts or Corneal Damage.

How They Work.
Pinholes provide an infinite depth of focus so that even when the eye is not correctly focused, objects will appear as if in focus. Importantly they eliminate scattering of light to the retina and hence improve vision.

The idea behind pin-hole glasses is not new. It was known centuries ago and was used before the advent of glass lenses. The reason they work is simple. "Light passing through a small hole (or holes) is restricted to rays coming straight from the viewed object; these rays do not need focusing to bring them to a point," according to Drs. Russell S. Worrall and Jacob Nevyas in The Eye Exorcisors published in The Health Robbers.

“If glasses are worn continuously over time the poor vision will generally become worse. Essentially what glasses do is lock the eyes into their refractive state and in order to see through your lenses you have to maintain the poor vision that the lenses are designed to correct.”


Wm H Bates: Perfect Sight Without Glasses 1920

 

Just look through any pin-hole and you'll see what they mean. When you do this, blurred images become focused. This is because the amount of peripheral light rays (which are responsible for blurring) is reduced. With appropriately spaced multiple pin-holes, you'll get clear straight vision without the difficulty of concentrating on a single hole. Regular use of these special pinhole glasses helps exercise eye muscles and helps eyes relax at the end of a tiring day and thus has a beneficial effect. Particularly useful for those who spend a great deal of time looking at computer and/or TV screens, Pinhole Glasses help retrain your eye muscles, just as other forms of exercise retrain muscles elsewhere.

a. It is not known who invented the pinhole glasses, but the scientific principles of pinhole effects were discovered many centuries ago. Pinhole glasses are widely sold in America, Europe and Australia as substitutes to prescription glasses since the 1950’s at least.
b. The basic optical principles of the pinhole are commented on in Chinese texts from the fifth century BC. Chinese writers had discovered by experiments that light travels in straight lines. The philosopher Mo Tsu was the first – to our knowledge – to record the formation of an inverted image with a pinhole or screen.
c. Aristotle (fourth century BC) comments on pinhole image formation in his work Problems. d. Sir David Brewster, a Scottish scientist, was one of the first to make pinhole photographs, in the 1850s.

How pinholes function. Pinhole glasses (also known as stenopeic glasses from the Greek words for "little opening") 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, hyperopia (farsightedness), presbyopia (diminished focusing range with age) and astigmatism to be noticeable. Pinholes can bring about clearer vision in all these conditions. By blocking these 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 is not noticed as much. The pupil may be wide open, but only the central portion is receiving light. The improvement in visual acuity can be striking.

Also of interest is that the farther away the viewed object is, the less the pinholes are noticed. The honeycomb effect of the holes is more noticeable when viewing a book held close to the eyes, because the eyes are focused just a short distance in front of the glasses. When looking at a distant TV, however, the holes are hardly visible at all since the eyes are focused much farther away. Also, because of the distance, you can view the entire TV screen through one hole, an obvious benefit.

Look at this drawing of a myopic eye with a pinhole lens in front of it. You will see that the eye does not need to deal with the rays that would need the most bending since they are blocked by the lens. It is said that Scheiner first described this effect in 1573. 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.

Why did some Govt Depts try to have them Banned

As we get into our 40's and 50's and presbyopia (inability to focus close) develops, pinholes provide a simple and inexpensive solution for reading or other close work.

“ Minus lenses (glasses) are the most common approach, yet the least likely to prevent further myopic progression (nearsightedness). Unfortunately, they increase the near point stress that is associated with progression. ”


May, 1984. Optometric Extension Program Foundation

Bifocals or trifocals are designed to provide a clear image only at fixed distances. Pinholes provide an improved image at ALL distances.

“The use of compensatory lenses (glasses and contacts) to treat or neutralize the symptoms does not correct the problem. The current education and training of eye care practitioners discourages preventive and remedial treatment.”


Gottlieb, 1982. Journal of Optometry and Visual Development

In many applications, such as alternating between watching TV and reading, they can easily take the place of those very expensive prescription lenses

REMARKS OF AMERICAN DOCTORS

Dr. Janet Goodrich(a distinguished eye-sight-correcting specialist)
" People with both close and distant blur and astigmatism are able to use micohole sight correctors."
Dr. David Michael(author of Visual Optics and Refraction)
" Microholes reduce aberrations and light scattering, isolate a favorable area of the damaged cornea and increase depth of focus."
Dr. Norman Bies(author of Correction of Subnormal Vision)
" The longer depth of focus obtained through microholes is well established --- patients enjoy a substantial increase in reading distance."

Multi-focal lenses provide a continuously variable curve that is supposed to give good vision at all distances. In reality, the distortion on either side of the center line is considerable and often too great for comfortable use. Pinholes eliminate this problem.

"Visual acuity can be improved by visual training..."

“ There is acceptable evidence that in motivated subjects, even myopes with greater than two diopters refractive error, visual acuity can be improved by visual training.”

Sells, et al. Evaluation of Research on Effects of Visual Training. American Journal of Ophthalmology

There is no need to continually throw away old glasses and buy new, stronger ones. Unless the pinholes break, they can be used an entire lifetime.

Printable eye charts you can download and print for home use to determine your visual acuity ie. 20/20 vision.

To print out the eye chart below press the printer friendly link at the top of this page or download the eye chart, save it to your desktop, and print it from there.

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Eye Chart 1
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The Eye Chart is read while standing 20 feet from the chart. Be sure the room you are in is well lit but is not in full sunlight.

Test one eye at a time (cover the other eye with your hand or card etc.). The lowest line that you can read correctly is your visual acuity.

At 20 feet (6 meters) you should try to read the letters on the row 6th from the top. If you can read that line ok it means you have visual acuity of 20/40 or better: 1/2 normal.

Standing at 10 feet from the eye chart if the smallest letters you can read were on the 6th row from the top, this would give you an acuity of 10/40: 1/4 normal.

If you are nearsighted, your vision will become clearer the closer you stand to the eye chart

While pinholes are considerably cheaper than individual prescription glasses. For example, a person who is a little nearsighted but only needs clear distant vision for occasional TV viewing would find pinholes a cheaper solution than prescription glasses.

Off-the-rack reading glasses have the same lens power in each lens. Some people find these cheap glasses unsuitable because the refractive error in each eye is not the same. Pinholes are ideal for such people because these glasses do not require a similar refractive error in each eye.

Claims that pinhole glasses can permanently improve vision are related to claims for the Bates Method of natural vision improvement. The Bates Method teaches people to see only one small point clearly at a time, to quickly scan across an image instead of staring and seeing the entire image clearly without moving the eye

 

There is a pincushion effect when looking through the edges of prescription glasses. That is, straight lines appear curved. This disturbing effect does not occur with pinholes

Do your eyes get tired and strained even when you're wearing your glasses? Simply clip these pinhole glasses onto your regular glasses. The scientific "pinhole" technique trains your eyes to focus better, strengthening the eye muscles. You can read, watch TV or do handwork with less strain. The tinted lenses also reduce annoying glare. Wearing pinhole clip-ons just 15 minutes a day may even reduce your need for prescription eyeglasses. More

When you lay prescription glasses down improperly, they can easily get scratched at the center of the lens, the very area you have to look through. Scratching pinholes has no effect on their performance.

Pinholes do not have to be cleaned of fingerprints and other marks that affect vision.

Many parents will not allow their children to use bifocals to reduce the stress of close work because such glasses are for "old people."

Pinholes are an easier thing to accept because they are the same for all ages.

Many people who have had corneal surgery find that their night vision has permanently deteriorated. Glare is a problem. They see halos and "starbursts" around lights. Even in normal home lighting they have problems so that they get in the habit of turning on as many lights as possible in order to get a small pupil and reduce the visual problems. Pinholes, either conventional or Snap-ons, can deliver the same small pupil without increasing the electric bill.

Physics instructors from Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Germany, and Kansas State University in the United States wrote in a 2008 "The Physics Teacher" article that "modern promoters claim that pinhole glasses are better than conventional lenses in correcting all kinds of refractive defects such as myopia (nearsighted), hyperopia (farsighted), astigmatisms, and presbyopia." Their investigation of the short-term and long-term effects of using pinhole glasses showed temporarily corrected sight.

Children with special needs often use only their peripheral vision, and pinhole glasses help them concentrate on detail better. It has been found that the pinhole glasses help improve acuity and central macular vision..

USING YOUR PINHOLE GLASSES

Pinholes are best worn when watching TV or reading. When reading always make sure adequate lighting is supplied. As you look through Pinholes some light is cut out. Pinholes are also excellent for computer operators. Computer screens tire and strain eyes rapidly, Pinholes, allow your eyes to relax.

Your eyes may take a little while to adjust to Pinholes, but in a short period your eyes will not notice that they focus through these tiny holes. That is why watching TV is ideal, you forget very quickly that you are wearing them.

Pinholes should be worn for a few hours a day, or as often as possible.

Never wear your Pinholes when driving or doing any activity where sideways vision is required. Do not use as sun glasses. Always make sure your Pinholes are clean and check no holes are blocked, it is very important to have complete vision

In cases of retinal separation, unnecessary motion of the eyeballs should be avoided. This can be accomplished by blocking all but the central pinholes, forcing the user to turn the head rather than the eyes.

Many people with cataracts see better through pinholes. A cataract is one or more opacities in the lens that do not allow the light to pass through properly but instead cause it to scatter. By cutting off the peripheral rays, pinholes can reduce some of this scattering and improve

Some of the vision problems that are said to be helped by pinhole glasses are : myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), presbyopia, astigmatism, and computer vision syndrome. These glasses are not intended for driving and should not be used at those times. People have reported that they are helpful in reading, when dimestore readers are not enough and prescription glasses are too expensive. Also, it has been reported that pinhole glasses are helpful for those who do computer work in brightly lit offices. They are said to reduce fatigue and eyestrain in this work.

 

Stenopeic (Pinhole) Glasses - The Evidence
by James E. Lebehsohn, M.D. Ph.D., Chicago


Introduction:

Glare protection for eyes dates back to prehistoric time. Some devices were made of bone, wood or hide, and had slits in them to protect the eyes from the glare of the sun, snow or sea water. These were tied round the head with strips of hide. Today a scientific version of the glare interceptor, called by the distributor Stenopeic (multiple-pinhole) spectacles in which 7 rows of pin-holes of specific size and spacing are placed in a plastic opaque material are available. These, after much experiment, were found to be valuable in certain cases of subnormal vision. A few examples follow of the conditions in which they have been used successfully.

Complicated Cases

Recently a case was brought to my attention. It involved a young serviceman whose eyes had been injured by sulfur dioxide gas. Both corneas had been transplanted and his vision, uncorrectable with glasses, was 20/400 in each eye -which meant he was nearly blind.

After studying the case I recommended he be given stenopeic spectacles. With these, vision was improved to 20/70 and he could read 9-point type.

A 70 year old stockbroker had a mature cataract in his left eye and nuclear sclerosis with a small cupuliform opacity in his right crystalline lens. Stenopeic spectacles, by removing the disturbing veiling glare, gave him 20/30 distant vision and permitted 4-point type to be read without difficulty.

Other Complicated Cases

A recent case was most unusual. A 47-year old man had been disturbed for the past two years by seeing distant objects doubled through his only good eye. The other was amblyopic and markedly divergent.

He consulted a qualified ophthalmologist who was puzzled and referred the patient to me. On refracting his seeing eye, I found he had excellent correctable vision, but even with correction he still noted a doubling of the hands on the large clock across the street and the red dots below the numbers on the dial. With stenopeic spectacles he was delighted to see everything sharp and with no doubling.
Excellent Results

A man of 58 had unaided vision of right eye 20/13, left eye 20/300. A diffuse posterior subcapsular cataract was present in his left eye. With pinhole spectacles the vision of this eye was 20/30 though no lens gave any improvement.

An appraiser of 56 had a left mature cataract and a right incipient cuneiform cataract. The right acuity was 20/40, unimproved by lenses. He had been wearing pinhole spectacles successfully for two years, achieving 2030 vision without veiling glare. He can read 4-point type with a hand magnifier.

A man of 46 had bilateral cataracts. On September 23, 1952, with mydriasis, vision was correctable by glasses to right 20/30, left 20/20. On August 1, 1953, his vision with these glasses had diminished to right 20/70, left 20/40. I then recommended pinhole spectacles. With these his distant acuity was 20/25 in both eyes and he could read 4-point type.

More Examples of Successful Applications

There are numerous cases in which pinhole vision far exceeds that obtainable by lenses. Usually, excellent pinhole vision is indicative of good operative prognosis, but by utilizing pinhole devices, the imperative necessity for surgery may frequently be delayed. In the past five years I have found the following uses for pinhole spectacles.

1.In irregular astigmatism, conical cornea, discrete corneal opacities and incipient cataract, the pinholes often permitted clarity of vision not obtainable by lenses.
2.As a temporary expedient the pinholes are valuable for children with high astigmatism until the become sufficiently co-operative for objective refraction.
3.As the pinholes help both distant and near vision they can be used by those who have broken their glasses while waiting for new lenses.
4.Following cyclopedia, which induces a temporary paralysis of accommodation, the pinhole provides protection from glare and compensates for the disturbed visual acuity.
5.In pathologic photophobia-discomfort the pinholes frequently reduce light to a comfortable degree and yet permit effective vision.
6.In cases of retinal separation the motion of the eyeballs can be controlled adequately by blocking all but the central pinholes.
7.Used by patients after cataract extraction, before receiving new glasses, the pinhole spectacles add an element of protection besides their own advantages. In none of the cases in which pinhole spectacles were used have I found any adverse effect, and I feel that in time acceptance of this aid will increase among the populace.

The following extract is taken from "The Optometrist's Handbook of Eye Diseases", written by Joseph I. Pascal and Harold G. Noyes.

AS YOU CAN SEE AMAZING EFFECT EXPERIENCED BY THE WEARERS

IN THE FIRST PLACE
You will see objects clearly through the pinholes drilled in the lenses. Even those who have near-sightedness, farisightedness, astigmatism, or amblyopia can see objects clearly through the small holes. In this case, the eyeball muscles of the wearer get normalized by themselves and the focus of the eyeball(the crystalline lens) is adjusted. The pinholes are small plain holes.

AFTER A SHORT PERIOD
If you look at things without the glasses after wearing them for about half an hour, you will be surprised that you can clearly recognize even very small letters.

AFTER A SHORT TIME
If you persist in wearing these glasses only a couple of hours a day while reading books or newspapers, or watching TV, and your eye problems are not hereditary, you will succeed in your sight-recovering exercise, and the eyeball muscles and cystalline lenses will be normalized.(You may not need glasses at all)

How to exercise your eyes with Pinhole Glasses

STEP 1. Rotate your eyes from triangle to triangle in a clockwise direction, 10 time or more. Then repeat in an anti-clockwise direction STEP 2. Move your eyes from side to side between the triangles, 10 times or more. This action simulates Rapid Eye movement.
STEP 3. Take a magazine or book. Hold it at arms length and choose one word. Concentrate on this word and slowly move your arms towards your eyes as closely as you can focus. Then slowly move to arms length again, still concentrating on your chosen word. Repeat 10 times or more.

 

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Pinhole glasses are not for everyone. It is possible that certain eye conditions are too severe to be helped and many doctors are reluctant to actually endorse them. However, there are many, many years of anecdotal evidence and user testimonies. Some people feel that their vision has even been improved by using these lenses.Some people claim that they are helpful in delaying the need for cataract surgery and it is also suggested that they can slow the progresion of myopia. While all claims have not been proven at this point, certainly there is enough user information to help you decide to try pinhole glasses for yourself.

It is important if you do obtain pinholes that you give yourself some time to adjust to them. Put them on, do some yawning, blinking until your brain says. 'This super clear vision is all right'. At this point the brain stops paying attention to the black occluding plastic and tunes into the messages coming through the pinholes

 

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