Earlier in the month, I was contacted and asked to give an honest review of a pair of Pinhole Glasses. I never heard of these, and since they would ship them to me I figured it couldn’t hurt.
In preparation for this review, I took a look around thepinhole eyeglasses website to get some general background on the product. They claim these pinhole eyeglasses will strengthen your eyes, and may even correct certain vision ailments including Myopia, Hyperopia, Astigmatism, Cataract, Presbyopia and Computer Vision Syndrome. I don’t suffer from any of these, so I probably don’t really need these glasses.
Once I opened my package, I chuckled a little bit. I’ve never seen sunglasses with holes punched through the lenses. I put them on, walked around a little bit and decided they were too small for my head. After walking around for about 5 minutes with these on, my eyes started to ache. I remember this similar sensation when I first got reading glasses, years ago. I is probably my eyes straining, or getting a good workout.
The plastic frames are clear, and the dark part of the lenses you cannot see through, only the holes. Maybe you need to wear them more to get used to it, but I didn’t like it. I asked Samantha to try them on, she did for just a minute and didn’t much care for them. She said they were too small for her too, and didn’t like how it made her eyes feel.
In my opinion, the problem with these is that you feel like you can’t see everything you should be seeing. I had to move my head around to see things that were right in front of me. I’m sure there are people who really need these pinhole glasses, but I’m not one of them.