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Who can benefit from Pinhole Glasses?

Asked by dpworkin (27050points) August 3rd, 2009

I’m both nearsighted and presbyopic. Does anyone know if pinhole glasses would help give me an undistorted image?

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Darwin's avatar

According to this website it sounds as if they would. However, you would need excellent lighting as pinhole glasses cut down the amount of light that gets through to your eye.

It certainly looks as though it wouldn’t be very expensive to get a pair and see what they do for you.

Be aware, though, that this web site seems to imply a conspiracy against pinhole glasses, so caveat emptor.

Darwin's avatar

Note: because I am nearsighted and presbyopic as well, I decided to spring for a pair. If I remember I’ll come back and report how they work for me.

If worse comes to worse, I can always use them so no one can see my eyes to see if I am sleeping in church.

dpworkin's avatar

I ordered a $12 pair from Amazon. I’ll race you back here.

Darwin's avatar

My pinhole glasses came two days ago. They do indeed give me an undistorted image. However, wearing them takes some getting used to because of the distraction of the black between the pinholes. They do make good sunglasses, but wearing them inside is difficult.

dpworkin's avatar

I think my needed correction must be out of range. The new stenopoeics are ok for close viewing, but unfocused at a distance.

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