Snap-On® Pinhole Glasses

What are Snap-On pinhole glasses? The above picture shows a pair of Snap-On Pinhole Glasses, a form of pinhole glasses that can be very useful to people with cataracts. A cataract is an opacity in the lens that causes incoming light to scatter, causing poor vision. The wider the pupil, the more such scattering can occur. Pinhole glasses eliminate the scattering caused by the outer portion of the lens and thus improve the vision in some people. However, those people who need to wear their full prescription to get the best possible vision can't wear pinholes at the same time. These Snap-Ons are therefore designed to be worn over prescription glasses, adding the pinhole effect to the prescription lenses. You may also be able to improve your vision considerably by just using pinhole glasses instead of your prescription. To order Pinholes, visit PINHOLEGLASSES.ORG.

After the cataract operation, when the faulty lens has been replaced with an artificial lens, clear vision should be possible. However, a refractive error such as myopia, hyperopia or astigmatismm could still be present. In that case, conventional pinholes in their own frame could be useful.

Other uses for Snap-On Pinhole Glasses. These Snap-Ons can also be used by those who don't have cataracts. Some other uses are:

Using Snap-Ons. These glasses are shipped with several sizes of small, rubber O-rings. It is merely necessary to choose a pair of the most appropriate O-rings from the selection, slip them over the ends of the temples, slide them up to the hinge and pull them forward. The horizontal bar of the Snap-on is then placed against the front of the glasses and a mark made where the O-ring touches it. At this point, a notch is created about 1/16 inch deep on the top and on the bottom of both ends of the the horizontal bar. This can be done easily using a metal fingernail file. The notch will help keep the O-rings in place. Then each end of the bar is placed under the O-rings.

Eye doctors keep them a secret. Glasses such as these have never been available before. Although pinholes are used diagnostically by eye doctors, they have not told the public how useful such glasses can be for people with cataracts or other vision problems. To do so would cause people to take an interest in pinholes, and the last thing the eye doctors and optical companies want is for people to use cheap pinholes instead of prescription glasses. Eye doctors have pinhole disks in their trial lens kits, but you would have a difficult time finding one who knows or cares about where pinhole glasses can be purchased.

The first person to try Snap-Ons for cataracts has written the following letter:

I have very poor vision in my left eye and see nothing but a blur from my right eye. When I put on the pinholes over my glasses, the vision in both eyes improves greatly. The improvement is especially remarkable in my right eye. With my left eye closed, I can now see the letters on the cereal box across the table, for example. It is just amazing what these simple glasses can do. It is also amazing that my doctor didn't tell me about this. Thanks for letting me try them. Fran H., Plum Boro, Pittsburgh, PA 11/22/99
As you read this second letter, think about how many other people there are who could benefit from pinhole glasses:

My wife had to have an eye operation about four months ago, due to a retina detachment. The operation required removing the vitreous from the eyeball and filling it with a gas bubble. One of the side effects of doing this is possible cataracts or clouding of the lens. The gas bubble is absorbed by the body and the eye gradually refills itself with liquid. This took about two months. With new glasses her vision is 20/60. When the diagnostic pinholes are used, her vision improves to about 20/30. The ophthalmologist actually told us about the pinhole glasses and said in some cases they are helpful. If they work she will be able to read much better and possibly go back to work (computer analyst). Thanks. C. W. 11/3/99

In order to gauge the reaction of organized eye care to the availability of this new tool to provide better vision to people with cataracts, the following message was sent to several of the country's major organizations of eye doctors:

"Please make your members aware
of the new Snap-On Pinhole Glasses
that can be worn over prescription glasses
to improve the vision of those with cataracts.

There was only one response, which came from:

Clinical Education Department
American Academy of Ophthalmology
San Francisco, CA
Date: November 7, 1999

The response was:


A survey was conducted by paying a surprise visit to the offices of 6 optometrists. they were shown the Snap-on Pinholes and asked if they would like to try them on cataract customers. None of them showed the slightest interest. None of them even wanted to touch them. Their only interest was to have them disappear out of the office as fast as possible.

Unnecessary Surgery. While on the subject of cataracts, beware of the doctor who rushes you into cataract surgery before it is really needed, or even before you have any symptoms. Yes, that often happens, even though the doctor knows that cataract surgery often does not go well. It can lead to detached retina, serious infection, and even the loss of the eye. The doctors do this to make some quick money before you have a chance to go elsewhere and they lose you as a customer. It is difficult to believe that such evil exists in those who call themselves doctors, but it does.

There is a new option for those who have developing cataracts. It is called N-acetyl-carnosine. The brand name is Can-C. One drop is put in the eye twice daily and the cataract actually disolves, in part or totally, over time. Of course, you will not learn about this from a doctor. Do you see what you are up against in your search for proper vision advice?

If you wish to order Snap-on Pinholes, or regular pinhole glasses, visit PINHOLEGLASSES.ORG.

And you can find out how cataracts can be eliminated without surgery at PREVENTCATARACT.ORG.

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