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Can pinhole glasses help improve eyesight or reduce eye strain?

Can pinhole glasses help improve eyesight or reduce eye strain?

Blurry vision: Pinhole glasses, like squinting, help to refine your focus generally with distance viewing. The pinholes limit the amount of light entering your eyes and therefore are not practical way of helping your vision. The ophthalmologist uses pinhole acuity to help determine whether a refractive error exists. The pinhole glasses are harmless. Better approach is just getting a refraction for glasses. ...Read more

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Eye Sight (Definition)

Sight is the sum of the light receptive and integrative capacity of the eye including best vision, color vision, night vision, depth vision, field of vision and the ability to track objects in motion. An ophthalmologist can measure these and determine the function of ...Read more


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Can eye strain cause dizziness and light head all the time? How long can it last? Eyesight is 20/15, dr says no problems. prescription for computer glasses.

Can eye strain cause dizziness and light head all the time? How long can it last?  Eyesight is 20/15, dr says no problems. prescription for computer glasses.

Dizziness and : Lightheaded feeling usually not from eyestrain. Due to the vague nature of symptoms many possibilities include low blood pressure, anemia, migraine , abnormal blood sugar. You will need to be seen to get worked up. ...Read more

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Can computer glasses really reduce eye strain?

Can computer glasses really reduce eye strain?

Yes, yes, yes!: To use a computer monitor, you need the ability to accommodate or focus up close. Presbyopia is common and can be completely alleviated by use of glasses. Plus, lens tiniting can be used to reduce glare and improve contrast. See you ophthalmologist for a full evaluation and refraction. ...Read more

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I use my Macbook Air for many hours, writing/reading.Are Gunnar glasses (or the like) useful to reduce eye strain? Or is f.lux a better option? Thanks

I use my Macbook Air for many hours, writing/reading.Are Gunnar glasses (or the like) useful to reduce eye strain? Or is f.lux a better option? Thanks

Gunnar glasses???: Not familiar with that. You are correct to be concerned about long hours on the Macbook affecting your eyes. For proper advice you should consult with an optometrist. ...Read more

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Will over-the-counter reading computer glasses help reduce eye strain during reading?

Yes: For people with presbyopia (difficulty with focusing closely), readers can work wonders. What they cannot address however are differences in focus between the eyes or astigmatism. For many people however, otc readers work great and are inexpensive. For the ultimate clarity, see your ophthalmologist and try some custom glasses. ...Read more

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Does anti glare glasses help to reduce eye strain?I use laptop for long time.I am taking frequent breaks as suggested here to reduce eye pain.Thank yu

Does anti glare glasses help to reduce eye strain?I use laptop for long time.I am taking frequent breaks as suggested here to reduce eye pain.Thank yu

Yes : But not neccessarily with computer work. Anti glare glasses improve vision and reduce eye strain in high glare circumstances. In regular ambiant light they are equivlent to regular glasses. ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could pinhole glasses hurt/damage one's eyes?

Thoughts? Could pinhole glasses hurt/damage one's eyes?

No: Wearing or not wearing glasses, including pinhole glasses, will not damage eyes. Pinhole glasses provide better visual acuity at the cost of poor or non-existent side vision and need for lots of light to see. ...Read more

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I have seen a lot of mixed opinions on if pinhole glasses will help one's eyes, but will wearing them do any harm?

I have seen a lot of mixed opinions on if pinhole glasses will help one's eyes, but will wearing them do any harm?

No harm: Pinhole glasses only allow the image to be projected through the center of your cornea and lens where no refractive error will blur the image. This does no harm, but also won't help your underlying refractive error. ...Read more

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My eye glasses are straining my eyes, what to do?

My eye glasses are straining my eyes, what to do?

Get new glasses: Unless these are relatively new. In this case, take them back to where you bought them for evaluation. ...Read more

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Glasses (Definition)

Glasses is a term that describes a pair of lenses that are placed in a frame to be worn to correct faulty vision ...Read more