Stenop – Low Cost Glasses by Nacho Marti

Stenop are correcting glasses designed to poor people around the world with vision problems that can’t afford expensive crystal glasses. Glasses are replaced by rows of small holes using the concept of stenopeic vision. These holes have the effect of reducing the width of the bundle of diverging rays coming from each point of the viewed object. Just central rays reach the retina avoiding focusing errors. Stenop glasses can reduce 80% of myopia, hyperopia and presbyopia. The glasses are plastic made in one single piece and mass produced. They have a very low cost and can be heavily distributed worldwide around kids of poor schools. They are durable and can be done in different colors depending types of skin.

Designer: Nacho Marti

19 Comments

  • Josh says:

    not going to lie, thats a great idea if it works

    • Newest says:

      It really works, well it’s weird to use them if you are not used. But they’re good.
      & it’s weird to use them on the street, the people think that you’re blind. My mother is using them to correct her eyes.

      Anyways, as I said, my parent bought them 4 years ago… so this designer just made a bad copy! what a shame!

      • designer says:

        Dear newest,
        The stenop glasses exists since long time ago, but they are made of expensive materials. So, this design try to make these type of glasses cheap and unbreakable. They are original, not a copy. Please, inform yourself prior to acuse people from copying. The designer

  • wow says:

    And they look freaking cool

  • Cameron says:

    Easily manufactured also.

  • Great idea… Its the same thing as rolling up a piece of paper, or even squinting…Great idea for third world areas… These things should be handed out like food.

  • But it looks weird. Also, eyes vary, and best results would come through customization.

  • cra says:

    amazing. i want to try it out, see how well it works. this is great work man, more designers need to be helping people with actual problems like this. God bless you

  • Newest says:

    It’s a copy!
    My parents bought 2 pairs of black glasses with holes in Europe 4 years ago!!!

    So it isn’t an idea of this designer!

  • Great idea for the poor. And they look pretty stylish as well B-)

  • Great idea for the poor. And they look pretty stylish as well B-)

  • nommers says:

    Love the idea [does it really work?] but what does "can be done in different colors depending types of skin" mean? Does a person's eye gear need to match their skin?

  • nommers says:

    Love the idea [does it really work?] but what does “can be done in different colors depending types of skin” mean? Does a person's eye gear need to match their skin?

  • Anne says:

    Instead of slight myopia now, you have a better chance of cancer later. Because of the dimness, your pupils dilate and allow more of the UV rays to hit. If you're too poor for glasses, cancer's going to be completely untreatable. I'll stick with the myopia, thanks.

  • kevin says:

    hello,i’m kevin from china. i’m intrested in this glass. can you tell me where i can buy it?
    Please reply through E-mail.
    Thank you very much.

    Looking forward to your reply.

  • Dear Anne,
    This product is meant to be used indoors, mainly in schools so the risk of getting a cancer because the UV rays is inexistent.
    Thank you.

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