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ERIC Number: EJ860215
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Pinhole Glasses
Colicchia, Giuseppe; Hopf, Martin; Wiesner, Hartmut; Zollman, Dean
Physics Teacher, v46 n1 p26-28 Jan 2008
Eye aberrations are commonly corrected by lenses that restore vision by altering rays before they pass through the cornea. Some modern promoters claim that pinhole glasses are better than conventional lenses in correcting all kinds of refractive defects such as myopia (nearsighted), hyperopia (farsighted), astigmatisms, and presbyopia. Do pinhole glasses really give better vision? Some ways to use this question for motivation in teaching optics have been discussed. For this column we include a series of experiments that students can complete using a model of the eye and demonstrate issues related to pinhole vision correction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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