02-21-2009, 06:18 PM
I was wondering if anyone has tried using a vision halo and what sort of results they've gotten from it? I forced myself to make one and try it out after reading Tom Quakenbush's enthusiastic endorsement of them (there's a good description of them with diagrams and instructions on how to make them on clarknight's website; his suggestion of using a plastic coated wire coat hanger is a good one and that is what I used). I find that they work really well. There's an immediate increase in visual acuity both close up and in the distance, and it seems to encourage good vision habits such as constant head movement. They don't strain the eyes like pinhole glasses sometimes can and may be easier to use. I have also noticed that the positive effect on vision seems to last longer than pinholes when they're taken off. They also don't block out light. I find that the best approach tends to be using a combination of pinholes and the vision halo. Pinholes can relieve the eyes of some types of strain if there's strain present, and can be worn while eating or drinking, whereas the vision halo can't. I have not had much success with pinholes when worn for a long time, although that might because I'm not used to them.