Did you lose your glasses?

December 30, 2007 | By | 3 Replies More

If it’s an emergency situation where you lost your glasses and you need to read something, all you need is a leaf and a tiny stick, or a piece of paper and a pin.  Robert Krampf explains it at the Science Education Company.

I just tried his simple technique and it works impressively (though it’s not practical as a long-term solution). 

Note to self: always carry around a leaf and a pin in case I lose my glasses.


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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Mary says:

    That's totally cool, Erich. Thanks for posting the link.

  2. Erich Vieth says:

    This post deserves an encore. Here it is: How to polish your shoes with a banana. http://www.sonnyradio.com/bananapolish.htm

  3. grumpypilgrim says:

    This same method works reasonably well without a pin: just squint your eyes. The resulting slit between your upper and lower eyelids will function the way a pinhole does to sharpen your vision.

    BTW, a pinhole through cardboard, aluminum foil, tree bark, etc., will also make a handy pair of emergency sunglasses.

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