Pinhole glasses

A question for the Mac Soc guys please.

We have pinhole glasses we bought years ago on the understanding that wearing them for 20 mins or so every day helped the eye focus and reduced the need for specs upgrades quite so often. It was our experience that one could see better with them.

Since the eye trouble havent used them, but they of course are like what they use at  the eye tests and there they do improve what you can see.

My question is are they ok to use regularly again? Does it depend on what eye problem one has?

Many thanks.

1 Reply

  • Hi Eyesright,

    I can't be very specific on this one.

    We used to hear about pinhole glasses going back 6 or 7 years. They can apparently sometimes help people with macular conditions (and other eye conditions) focus a bit better. There are lots of testimonials on the web, but since they are not widely promoted by eye clinics I am not sure what benefit they would have.

    I don't think they will be harmful to your eyes.

    Does anyone else on this forum have any experience with them?

    Best wishes


    Macular Society

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