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How to see without glasses in a pinch

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by Ganado, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

  2. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I eat vegetables. My friends are not vegetables.

    Very true.

    "Survival glasses" are just a pair of pinhole glasses made from a split of wood drilled with a knife point or a nail, then tied on with a string.

    They cut off all peripheral vision, but do their job very well when close vision is important.
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  3. Legion489

    Legion489 Shining the Light of Truth

    So you mean "squint"?
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  4. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Lol ..... Do a test run for yourself and see the difference
  5. Salted Weapon

    Salted Weapon West Coast Monkey

  6. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    i didnt know it either =) so we can feel stupid together [tytyty]
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  7. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    It works! I didn't feel stupid but I did l look stupid when a co-worker asked what I was doing.

    Thanks G! I always wondered what I would do post-SHTF and if I lost my glasses.
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  8. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Monkey

    I learned to finger focus as a kid, and the science as a teen. That was a terrific Utube! Thanks OP!:)
  9. DKR

    DKR Interesting ideas, interesting stories

    cardboard, string = replacement glasses or even sunglasses.

    Works good, not so much a fashion statement.

    ETA - I did this on a lark, another site was having a winter contest. I did find the cardboard kept my face much warmer than the scarf.

    Don't know about a cardboard 'hat' -- I'll have to try that this coming winter...
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2016
  10. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    What is finger focus
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  11. Aeason

    Aeason Monkey

    Tried it, thanks for the info will be useful.
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  12. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    The card board glasses are a boy scout/military trick to prevent snow blindness as well.
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  13. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Monkey

    It's looking through ones fingers to create a focal point before light reaches the retina. See above. :)
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2016
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  14. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    Braille always worked well as a joke , till the trans caught me out ;)
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  15. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    You can also gently press on the sides of yer Eye Ball to change the shape which changes the focal plane! DO NOT do this often, it will cause permanent damage!!!!
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