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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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Dr. Tim Conrad
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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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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 lost my glasses and I don't even know how I lost it, but I have pinhole glasses. Can I use this in my school? It improves my vision?

I lost my glasses and I don't even know how I lost it, but I have pinhole glasses. Can I use this in my school? It improves my vision?

Sort of: Pinhole can give you clear vision but cuts out much of the light (and they look a little odd). This might be a temporary solution until you get new eyeglasses. ...Read more

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How to improve my eye sight without wearing glasses?

How to improve my eye sight without wearing glasses?

No way: You cannot do that. You cannot change the structure of the eye through exercises or other modalities. ...Read more

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I'v been wearing medicated glasses for over 36yrs now is there any hope of improving my eye sight? I'm 54yrs now.

Highly unlikely: Most ophthalmologists agree that there will no improvement regardless how much money one spends on "fake" remedies. But check with your doc to know for sure. ...Read more

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What to do if i got new glasses, left eye is clear, my right improved a bit but still blurry. Please have time to read :)?

What to do if i got new glasses, left eye is clear, my right improved a bit but still blurry. Please have time to read :)?

I would bring: the glasses back to have them check the prescription - it might not have the correct prescription for each eye. We have had to bring glasses back several times for that problem. ...Read more

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If we do not wear glasses and we need them will it make our eyes more blurry or improve our eyesight?

If we do not wear glasses and we need them will it make our eyes more blurry or improve our eyesight?

Myths about glasses: Not wearing your glasses can contribute to eye strain but, in adults, will not affect the refractive status of the eye. You can not make your vision "better" by wearing or not wearing your glasses. Children are different, however. If a young child is prescribed glasses, then he/she should wear them as instructed in order to avoid amblyopia (in lay terms called "lazy eye"). ...Read more

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I have short-sightedness with degree of 150-200 for both eyes. How can I improve my eyesight instead of wearing glasses?

Options...: For correcting near-sightedness include glasses, contacts, and surgeries. Surgeries can be broken down into two broad groups: laser-based surgeries such as lasik or intraocular-based surgeries such as refractive lens exchange. Your near-sighted prescription should be stable before considering any type of surgery. ...Read more