Lighted Reading Glasses

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The present invention provides lighted glasses which enable a user to read conventionally-sized printed text 10 like 10 point font held at a predetermined reading distance range, held with their lights 16 fixed overlapping and creating an overlapping conical area that doubles its light strength in this reading distance range.

Lighted Eyeglasses

Mighty Sight is a pair of reading glasses featuring LED lights built into their frames that has 160 magnification and costs $299 per pair; these appear to be an updated version of Big Vision glasses from years past.

Transitions Xtractive lenses provide another viable option, darkening outdoor light while remaining tint-free indoors. Reaching category 3 faster than most other transition lenses, they may reduce eye fatigue from outdoor glare.

Clip-On Light Apparatus

The present invention provides lighted glasses that provide an ideal amount of lighting for reading in poorly or dimly lit areas. These lighted glasses feature lights mounted to their frames that are easily switched on/off by users; furthermore, light modules may be removed when not needed or when switching back from reading glasses to regular eyeglasses.

The lighted glasses contain lenses 12 that are intended to correct for defects in vision that result from errors of refraction. These lenses may be constructed from various materials, including but not limited to, glass, plastic and any other light transmissive substance such as pigmented carbon nanotubes (CNT). Preferably these corrective reading lenses enable conventionally sized text, such as 10-12 point font text, to be read at distances which enable its clarity even under poor lighting conditions.

A pair of light modules 105 are attached to the frame with the help of a module mount 145 that spans from the outer portions to the forward ends, featuring LEDs 108 that project light forward-angled. Furthermore, their length-spanning module mount is narrow so as not to significantly bulk out or increase weight of their glasses.

As illustrated in FIGS. 8 and 9, light mounts 18 are designed to position lights 16 such that their canted inward beams form an overlapping area 22 within normal reading distance range from lenses, receiving double the amount of illumination compared to non-lit areas such as 30 and 32 that do not come into contact with any of the lights 16. This provides double the amount of lighting than areas 30 and 32 not lit by lights 16.

Canting of light beams 136 and 138 not only minimizes light dissipation over the overlap area 22 but also results in its expansion as distance from lenses increases.

Light modules come equipped with retainers at each end portion to prevent forward and aft shift of the light modules relative to eyeglass lenses. The retainers may consist of spring clips molded as part of their housings or clips that fasten onto metal bands that run around outside frames; additionally they may fasten onto headgear such as hats.

Lighted Reading Glasses with Adjustable Frames

Lighted reading glasses allow users to read comfortably in dimly lit or dark areas without the need to switch on lamps, which can be particularly advantageous in situations when disrupting reading sessions is uncomfortable, such as reading in bed with someone trying to sleep, reaching for lamps or reaching into purses to change them on. Lighted reading glasses also make sense in situations when turning on lamps is inconvenient or undesirable such as reading in the car or public places where turning one on might not be desired.

These reading glasses feature lights 16 that are secured to eyeglasses using individual light mounts 18. These lights 16 are placed and arranged such that their combined lighting provides approximately twice the amount of illumination than would come from just one light 16 alone; their location lies within a predetermined reading distance range, usually designated 24.

When the reading glasses are worn, their overlapping light area ideally forms a conical shape with double the light strength increasing as distance from lenses increases compared to peripheral regions 30 and 32 on either side which remain equal size regardless of distance from lenses.

Preferably, the lights should consist of LEDs configured as narrow light beams 136 and 138 directed inward toward one another to create the cone of light that makes up a lighted area 20. To maximize lighting potential within an acceptable reading distance range 24, which typically would range between ten to 18 inches forward of where eyes of wearer would lie on face, this area of light is maximized to create optimal reading conditions for wearers of lighted reading glasses.

These lighted reading glasses feature a frame 202 that is detachably connected to the lens by means of spring clips 124 that are fastened via multiple apertures 120 and fastening devices. When pulled apart by users, spring clips 124 are designed to engage with retainers 210 on either side so they shift toward each other and grip onto lens sides 212a and 214a of lenses when pulled apart from frames 202. Each spring clip also comes equipped with an integral blinder extension 154 which blocks light from incident rays while not distracting or impairing illumination of reading surfaces.

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