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 like peeling bananas and (occasionally) people.

    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 Rev. 2:19 Banned

    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 Monkey+++

    I feel stupid I didnt know this, but now I do. :) Thanks
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  6. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

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

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    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 RIP 4/19/2018

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

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    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 RIP 4/19/2018

    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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  16. hot diggity

    hot diggity Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++

    I have been using the hand diopter trick for years. Most often to identify the shampoo from the conditioner. Or toothpaste from disaster.

    The diopter effect is absolutely amazing when using it with open rifle sights. Requires nothing more than a piece of electrical tape with a hole in it and a pair of glasses to stick it to. What amazes me is that it seems to enable you to do the impossible...focus on the rear sight, front sight, and target all at the same time. I still have to tilt my head back to see the sights when bullseye shooting a pistol with my bifocals. On rifles a piece of tape on the shooting glasses does the trick.

    Muzzle Blasts Online,Vol. 4, No. 5.; Pin-Hole Diopter Shooting Glasses
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  17. I worked with a guy who wouldn't get new glasses..... until what he thought was tooth paste turned out to be... Preparation H!!!
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