Add Prism Glasses to Your Bucket List

OCT 04

Add Prism Glasses to Your Bucket List

By cosmick

This entry was posted on October 4, 2013, by Phillips Safety.

The 2007 movie THE BUCKET LIST, starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, is a popular inspirational drama. In it, two men from totally different backgrounds meet in a hospital, where they learn they both have terminal cancer. They compose a “wish list” of things they’d like to do before they “kick the bucket,” hence the movie’s title. These unlikely friends set off on a road trip to complete as many items on their bucket list as possible and make the most of their remaining time.

For Your Bucket List: Prism Glasses!

Both Prisms

The movie generated a lot of water-cooler talk about the things people would choose to add to their own bucket lists. It also generated talk about the glasses that Nicholson’s character Edward wore in the scene where he received his grim prognosis. While the doctor is talking to him, Edward is lying on his back in bed, facing the ceiling, but watching a baseball game on the television at the foot of the bed. To do so, he uses a periscope-like set of glasses that reflect the image back to him.

Edward was using prism glasses (now also known as “Bucket List Glasses”) and you can, too. The periscope analogy is not far off; prism glasses work on the same principle as the periscope. A prism mirror is used to reflect an image and invert it so that it appears right-side-up to a viewer. With prism glasses, prism mirrors are mounted to the frames and allow the wearer to see clearly at a 90-degree angle.

This handy arrangement is perfect for anyone who has back issues or suffers from any other sort of mobility limitation. Prism glasses also work to relieve neck and eye strain. Use a pair to comfortably watch television while lying on your back. Or read a book without the need to prop up your head at a strange angle and strain your neck. They’re also safe for MRI use and can be used to alleviate the feeling of claustrophobia many experience while taking an MRI.

If you frequently read or watch television in bed, prism glasses are a surprisingly affordable option to bunched pillows and a proactive method of heading off neck cramps or back spasms.

Prism Glasses

  • Brand: Phillips Safety
  • Frame Color: Tortoiseshell
  • Lens Color: Clear
  • Frame Type: Full Frame
  • Frame Material: Plastic
  • Frame Shape: Rectangular
  • Lens Type: Prism
  1. Barb says:

    How do work? Can your head be on a pillow or do you need to lie flat?

    • mromero says:

      Barb, these glasses are made to look lying flat or almost flat. You have some wiggle room like 15 degrees give or take.

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