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What Are Bed Prism Glasses?
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What Are Bed Prism Glasses?

If you’ve never heard of Bed Prism Glasses you are probably wondering ‘What on Earth are they?

Bed Prism Glasses, sometimes called Bed Reading Glasses, are Glasses with Prisms built-in and designed specially for watching TV or reading in bed. The Prisms in these odd looking spectacles act as mirrors in much the same way as Roof Prisms Mirrors do in Binoculars, bending the light to where it needs to go.

Rainbows

You have, no doubt, seen Prisms being used to split white light into all the colors of the rainbow. They also have the amazing property of reflecting light internally. A conventional mirror reflects from its surface, or at least from the mirror’s reflective silver coating surface behind a sheet of protective glass, but a Prism does this on the inside!

Special design

Because of their special design bed prism glasses allow the wearer to read a book, or perhaps an e-book, while lying down and flat on their back. A pillow would probably be used to support the head as it would when sleeping, but no more than that would be needed!

Reading in bed

The usual way to read in bed is to prop yourself up with extra pillows or maybe one of those ‘V’ shaped pillows. This works fine but there is a tendency, I find, to slide down in the bed so that I eventually end up lying down holding the book over my face. This soon results in aches in my arms, fatigue and general discomfort. Reading a newspaper in this situation becomes almost impossible.

Watching TV in bed presents a similar problem.

You know the situation. You want to watch a movie in the comfort of your warm, cosy bed but you end in the same situation where you slowly slide down, almost imperceptibly, until you suddenly realize that your head is bent forwards making your neck ache! Ouch!

A real benefit

This is where Bed Prism Glasses are of real benefit. They effectively bend the light from the book or TV by a little less than 90 degrees, so that when your head is straight and your eyes are looking upwards toward the ceiling you will actually see your feet!

Now, imagine you are wearing a pair of these amazing spectacles, lying down in bed, head looking up toward the ceiling. But instead of seeing that ceiling, you will actually see your feet – or toes anyway. Beyond that wonderful view you can see your TV hanging on the wall or maybe stood on a shelf or cabinet.

You are now lying in bed, relaxed, head straight, supported by your pillow, but able to clearly see your TV screen hanging, virtually, under the ceiling! No bent neck, just blissful, comfortable TV viewing.

Comfortable book reading in bed.

Reading your book or perhaps your e-Book is also just as comfortable when using Bed Prism Glasses.All you’d need to do is stand the book on your tummy or chest, whichever is more suitable, and it would appear to directly over your face and hovering under the ceiling! Once again no neck-strain and all the problems bad posture can cause, such as a headache, neck-ache and possibly even a backache.

A good choice of designs

These amazing Bed Prism Glasses come in various designs and colors. Some are adjustable, some fixed. Some are designed to accommodate prescription glasses, some not, so check before buying. All look totally weird though!

So bed prism glasses, despite looking absolutely ridiculous, are actually very practical and hugely beneficial. If you enjoy reading or watching TV lying in bed forget what they look like and get yourself a pair! Your neck will thank you!


Street Talk

Great Idea

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  about 8 years ago

I have got to try these!

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  about 9 years ago

These are a great addition to any household. You can never tell when an accident or sickness can leave you in bed for days or weeks. With these that stay would be a little bit more comfortable.

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  about 9 years ago

I've don't watch TV while in bed for the very reason these glasses were invented. I need to try this

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  about 9 years ago
Dom Wells  

agree with you there John!

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  about 9 years ago

These look like a really cool solution to an age old problem, but I am wondering if they weigh very much. Are they comfortable over long periods of time?

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  about 9 years ago
melissa3  

Great article and interesting concept for watching tv or reading lying down.

Reply
  about 9 years ago

Such a neat a simple solution. Love it. thanks for sharing.

Reply
  about 9 years ago
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