Data Promises New Technology May Help You Lose Your Reading Glasses

    February 24, 2012
    Lee Hester
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It’s not often you hear about a new technology product that has so far had 100% positive results and this one promises excellent eye saving news for all those currently using reading glasses who would like to lose them . A study recently published in Scientific Reports showed that a new technology product actually helped the participants suffering from Presbyopia to overcome the natural effect of aging on their eyes and improved their vision.

Presbyopia is a condition in which the lens of the eye loses its ability to focus, making it difficult to see objects up close. The eye exhibits a progressively diminished ability to focus on near objects with age. For most people, the solution starts with picking up a pair of reading glasses at the local drug store. In the study, all the subjects required reading glasses to read the font size of a typical newspaper. Amazingly, they all became glasses free after only three months of using GlassesOff, a non-invasive, pure software solution that targets brain performance rather than lens aging.

This iPhone app promises to help you achieve over 80% improvement in vision acuity by training your brain to better process the blurred images that result from near-vision deterioration. GlassOff is made by the company, Ucansi, and is set to launch early next year on iPhone.

Researchers at the School of Optometry and Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, at the University of California, Berkeley said, “The improvement in visual performance of the study participants was achieved without changing the optical characteristics of the eye, which may be encouraging to those who have to use reading glasses. The results suggest that the aging brain retains enough plasticity to overcome the lens’s natural biological changes that occur with age, and potentially help improve the quality of life of an aging population that needs to use reading glasses.”

Spectacular news for everyone wanting to lose those frame and glass weights around their necks.

  • http://www.snazzyspecs.co.uk Marie

    Well, it might not help our business selling reading glasses but how could anybody not welcome the idea that wearing reading glasses could become a thing of the past?

  • http://www.fixpcfreeze.com Mathews

    I do not know how many people are aware that there was a better solution to this. Your eyes can start reading with out your reading glass if you could wear a pair of perforated spectacles. It is a non transparent material with hundreds of holes made in it which replaces the lens of your spectacle.

    The funda is that the perforated holes allows very little light to go into your eyes. This makes your pupil to dilate and open more to allow more light into your eyes so that a better image is formed inside your eye and you start seeing better.

    If you do not believe it then just make a hole in a paper and try to look through it to see this effect in action.