Too Vane to Wear Prescription Glasses? Toss them!

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

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 using pinhole glasses. I have an Italian client who was wearing them and he suggested I try a pair…he told me Leonardo Da Vinci invented them so I thought what the heck I am nearly blind anyway. I was shocked at how relaxed my eyes felt using them.

The moment you put on pinhole glasses you notice instant clarity and focused vision. Pinholes can even be used as Sunglasses and Computer Glasses.

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. I don’t understand it at all but it works somehow.

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. Besides my client was President of Ferrari and he looked cool wearing them…of course the Ferrari around him may have helped.


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