See Better with Pinhole Eyes

See Better with Pinhole Eyes

Pinhole Eyes

Bre Pettis, Make: Blog‘s resident Media Maker, adds this photo and description to the Hacks Flickr pool:

If you wear glasses like me, you’ll forget them at some point or you won’t have them on and you’ll need to read a street sign. The magic of a pinhole can help. By looking through the hole you make with your pointy finger, middle finger, and thumb, you will be able to see, in focus, things both close and far away.

He adds the obvious caveat that this hack doesn’t work in the dark, but as a woefully bespectacled hacker myself, I’ve already found this tip helpful in broad daylight.


2 thoughts on “See Better with Pinhole Eyes

  1. terrie says:

    Since I’m blind without lenses, I’m familiar with this one…it does work in the dark to see an LED alarm clock!

    And, by the way, I think your comments are fixed now. This should go through, and you don’t have to moderate. (Users will have to login to post, however, just like

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