Like the other muscles in your body, your eye muscles need regular exercise in order to maintain optimal fitness and function. However, most people don't give their eyes the exercise they need. In today's technologically driven society, people often strain their eyes by staring at digital screens for long periods. As a result, their eyesight deteriorates with age, leaving them with poor vision.
The good news is, you can support healthy vision naturally by wearing high-quality pinhole glasses for a few minutes every day. The Health Ranger Store has partnered with Groovy Bee® to bring you Groovy Bee® Pinhole Glasses. Our non-prescription pinhole glasses can help exercise targeted muscles in your eyes to support healthy vision and optimal eye fitness.
Groovy Bee® Pinhole Glasses feature thick pinhole panels that stay firmly in place, as well as sturdy metal hinges and durable frames. Our specialty, non-prescription glasses are registered as a medical device with the FDA and come at a fraction of the cost of prescription eyewear. Groovy Bee® Pinhole Glasses are available in the classic Aviator style and in a sleek Sports style.
What are pinhole glasses and how do they work?**
Pinhole glasses, or stenopeic glasses, are eyeglasses with lenses studded with tiny, evenly spaced holes. Pinhole glasses help shield the eye from indirect rays of light, which typically distort vision. Pinhole glasses work differently from standard prescription eyewear or contact lenses, which correct vision by collecting rays of light as they enter the eye and forcing them to converge in the retina, the part of the eye that enables vision.
Pinhole glasses allow you to see more clearly by restricting the amount of light entering your eyes. Put simply, pinhole glasses give your eyes a more “organized” pattern on which to focus. This, in turn, causes the focusing muscles in your eyes to engage in adaptive exercise, which helps support their range of motion.
As these focusing muscles get exercised, they become more “fit,” similar to how strength training exercises help strengthen the muscles in your body. The range of motion of these focusing muscles is important for controlling how the lenses of your eyes change shape. By changing shape, these lenses allow your eyes to focus on objects at varying distances.
Why should I use pinhole glasses?**
According to the Vision Council of America, roughly 75% of adults use some form of vision correction. Over 64% use prescription eyeglasses, while approximately 11% wear contact lenses either exclusively or as an alternative to eyeglasses. However, a growing number of people today are also choosing to undergo expensive laser eye surgery, which often comes with serious long-term risks to your eye health.
Unlike eye surgery, wearing pinhole glasses for a few minutes every day has no side effects. When worn properly, pinhole glasses allow your eyes to see objects up close with more clarity. You can see this effect if you try reading text printed on an object while wearing pinhole glasses. A study published in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science also found that pinhole glasses can bring images into focus and minimize eye strain.
Pinhole glasses cost only a fraction of the price of prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses or eye surgery. This makes wearing pinhole glasses a cost-effective way to support healthy vision. To use, wear pinhole glasses for a few minutes every day and gradually work your way up to one hour per day. Rest your eyes after each use. Note that pinhole glasses should not be used while driving, operating heavy machinery or performing any action that requires your full attention.
Groovy Bee® Pinhole Glasses have the following features:
- Quality construction with thick pinhole panels that stay firmly in place
- Sturdy metal hinges
- Durable frames
- Are a "registered medical device" with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Frequently asked questions about pinhole glasses:
How will I know if they are working for me?
For many people, the minute they put them on, they INSTANTLY see more clearly because of the way the glasses allow the eyes to see nearby objects with more clarity. Many people are astonished at the difference pinhole glasses can make, and some actually scream out in surprise at the fact that they suddenly see things differently.
Is it safe to use pinhole glasses?
Yes. There are no dangerous side effects to wearing pinhole glasses. However, keep in mind that you should not wear them while driving, operating heavy machinery or performing any action that requires your full attention. You should also rest your eyes after wearing them.
Can I use pinhole glasses if I'm wearing contact lenses?
Yes, you can. However, it is best to wear pinhole glasses without your contact lenses to see the difference they make.
How long should I wear the pinhole glasses?
Initially, try wearing them for just a few minutes each day and gradually work your way up to wearing them for about an hour each day.
Do pinhole glasses work for everyone?
No. There are many causes of poor vision. Pinhole glasses do not resolve cataracts or other causes of blurred vision.