DailyDirt: High Tech And Rose-Colored Glasses
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Virtual reality or augmented reality goggles are getting a lot of hype, but some of us who need to wear glasses all the time just to see normally are probably not looking forward to wearing bulky electronics on top of regular eyeglasses. Unfortunately, VR/AR goggles tend to cater to people with 20/20 vision first, and then provide some footnote about how corrective lenses might be compatible in the future. Well, if we’re all going to be wearing glasses someday, how about making them a bit more useful?
- Eyeglasses that autofocus in real time for people with vision problems like presbyopia sounds useful enough. Deep Optics says it’ll be 2 years before its prototypes are ready for extensive real world testing, and we had mentioned PixelOptics EmPower before, but it looks like that company had some problems with its glasses and couldn’t recover. [url]
- Can orange-colored glasses have an effect on how well you sleep? Everyone seems to have bought into the idea that blue light is bad at night (hence the Night Shift mode for more phones), but wearing glasses to block out blues all day seems like overkill — and it probably doesn’t address the real problems of not getting enough sleep to begin with. [url]
- Maybe you’ve heard of pinhole glasses as a treatment for nearsightedness? Okay, pinhole glasses can work in a limited way (blocking most of your field of vision while you use them), but they’re not a cure for anything. Looking through a pinhole (or any small aperture) can work if you’re really in a bind, but it’s not really an alternative to regular glasses/contacts/LASIK/etc. [url]
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Filed Under: eyesight, glasses, goggles, lenses, myopia, nearsightedness, night shift, optics, pinhole glasses, presbyopia, vision
Companies: deep optics, pixeloptics
Comments on “DailyDirt: High Tech And Rose-Colored Glasses”
Pinhole glasses? Who wears them?
re: Pinhole glasses
Well, this ‘pinhole’/auto mechanic/BA, has been using these silly lenses for 5yrs, for a mere 5-10 min p.d. & after *12* yrs finally went in for an eye exam: the doc’s jaw dropped when he realized that the eyesight had Improved so much that the prescription lenses would have to revert to those of 30 yrs ago…Y’all can dis stuff, but unless you’ve given it a proper hands on roadtest,it’s just words…Try it,then give a critique. Buy a pair & put them on when the eyes get tired & you’ll feel the relaxation response. [FYI ,pinhole glasses get banned in the USA every dozen or so years…which begs the question, if they’re so useless…]
Re: re: Pinhole glasses
dar, pinhole glasses get banned? 
Your anecdotal evidence means nothing. I wore alpaca socks every day for 12 years, and I grew 5 inches in height. Just try it, and buy my socks — it can’t hurt. $19.99 in 3 easy installments.
Better use for autofocus glasses
Bifocals or trifocals. Duh! I’ve gotten old enough that I need two sets of glasses (or bifocals): one for long distances (like driving), and one for up close (reading or monitors). Autofocus glasses would be a boon for folks like myself in having one pair of glasses do everything without having sections of the lenses themselves being different.