Although the concept of pinhole glasses has been around for some time, it is only in recent years that pinhole glasses have risen in popularity. This is due to the more stylish and well-finished designs that are now available by brands like Neo-Visio, and the acceptance of their effectiveness by consumers and medical professionals alike.

It is now widely accepted that pinhole glasses do improve vision for those suffering with refractive error eye disorders, indeed even ophthalmologists use pinhole equipment to check eyes for refractive disorders during eye examinations.  Moreover, evidence suggesting that concave or “minus” eyeglass lenses actually accelerate acquired myopia is mounting.  Many are turning to pinhole glasses as a prevention method and cure to this problem that has steadily increase over the last 50 years.

When you look at a blurred object your brain moves the focus of the eye in and out until it gets an increase in contrast. If no increase is achieved your brain leaves the object unfocused.

Pinholes improve the sharpness of the image, allowing your brain to find the point of focus. During this process the focusing muscles of the eye are getting used more and this regular exercise helps your eyes’ focusing system. There are many different style of glasses such as:

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Benefits of Pinhole Glasses

  1. Helps you see clearly
  2. Relaxes the eyes
  3. Prevents progressive myopia, presbyopia and astigmatism
  4. Breaks your dependence on glasses
  5. Activates your natural ability to see clearly
  6. Naturally improves eyesight

Pinhole Glasses F.A.Q.

  1. Are there any side-effects?

  2. a. None! Except that due to the restricted peripheral vision, one should not wear it when driving or operating machinery.

  3. When and how long do you wear pinhole glasses?

  4. a. You can use pinhole glasses whenever you feel like having a break from your prescription eye glasses or contact lenses.
    b. Watching TV.
    c. Using the computer.
    d. Reading.

    For severe myopic, astigmatic and presbyopic cases (>5.0 diopter), stepped-down prescription glasses are helpful when used in conjunction with pinhole glasses.

  5. How long do we need to wear pinhole glasses to experience vision improvement?

  6. You will notice immediate improvement in vision as soon as you wear the glasses.

  7. How do I know my vision has improved?

  8. a. Your prescription glasses are now too strong for you and can even cause headaches.
    b. You can test your eyesight using a Snellen chart – follow this link to download the Snellen chart: Snellen Chart.

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Pinhole glasses are not a medical treatment, they do not aim to diagnose or cure any disease. If you do not know which product to use, please consult your opticians before using the glasses

You can find a wide selection of pinhole glasses on the website, the specialist of pinhole glasses.