If you have a smooth, cylindrical drinking glass made of clear glass, you could fill it with water and allow the convex shape of the glass to magnify the object behind it.
Alternately, if you have a clear plastic 2 liter bottle, you can cut off the top part that is rounded, and fill it with water and look down through the water. (Science-sparks.com)
If the reason you are having trouble reading the small type is because you are farsighted/nearsighted, or because it is dark (causing your pupils to dilate and your vision to get fuzzier) you may find it useful to use a pinhole lens.
Make a pinhole in a piece of paper or some other thin object, using a pin, safety pin, or the tip of a knife, and then hold ...
I use only one eye.
I get up, walk to the bathroom, close an eye, turn on the light, and switch eyes when the lights are off and I am walking back to my room. I read this somewhere (I think a magazine), I didn't make it up :)
I found this Lifehacker article with a good answer.
Pinhole Reading Glasses
Put your index finger, middle finger, and thumb into a circle and leave a small hole in the middle (the three fingers of the same hand allow a tiny triangular opening which is held less than one inch from the eye). Bring the hole to your eye and look through.
How this works
There are a couple ways to go about a clip-on solution that might be appealing to people not comfortable wearing contacts or glasses over glasses.
There is a detailed post about creating 3D Clips For Prescription Glasses that addresses this precise issue.
The simplified version is: use a set of clip-on sunglasses, harvest the lenses from a ...
Put your Hands in front of your eyes before going in the dark room , your eyes will adjust much faster because it's darker than in the room.
Or maybe try a flashlight with redlight, eyes don't react to red light, so they don't need to adjust, but you can see everything.
Hold your head on its side and wash with water.
Your tear ducts are at the side of the eye, by your nose. With your head tilted the tears flow across the eye taking the dust to the corner. Particles are more easily removed from the eye's corner than if they just go under your lower eyelid.
Sprinkling water on your eye helps wash the particles to the ...
Today I went for visiting a hill-station spot and while returning, a tiny fly went into my eyes. Eyes started burning but somehow I drove back home. I started splashing my eyes like water pump machine without any success by end of five minutes. Putting finger and towel tip in eyes only increased the burning and making situation worse. There is a popular ...
There are many options that you can do, but none of them are preferable.
You can just wear the 3D glasses over your regular glasses, but may be uncomfortable.
Wear contacts. This may not be a option for many, but it will be a lot more comfortable.
Wear the 3D glasses by themselves. This is a good option but you might not be able to see.
Avoid 3D movies. If ...
Any backlit screen isn't optimal for reading; an e-ink screen such as that on the Amazon Kindle is preferred. But to answer your question...
As to avoid computer vision syndrome, the 20-20-20 rule is very effective. Quoting from this article:
The 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes, take your eyes off your computer and look at something 20 feet (6 metre) ...
Have you tried searching for solution on how to do this? Like how to put on contacts without mirror. The general consensus with small variations on which fingers to use are as follows:
Clean your hands before starting
Use the left hand, if right handed, to lift the upper part of the eye lid
Place contact on right middle finger. Do make sure that it is the ...
Here's a really good video describing several different ways to magnify sunlight to start a fire.
Don't dismiss this as not helpful though -- it gives more than one way to improvise a magnifying 'apparatus'
I'll try and describe with words, but the visual example is linked below.
Take a look, sound isn't necessary if you want to mute the video. About 3:30 ...
This is why I keep a small flashlight on my nightstand.
Alternatively consider installing a small stick on push button light either in the bathroom (near the toilet) or your bedroom to provide just enough light to see what you're doing, or a plugin nightlight or two.
If your bathroom has more than one light (and separate switches), like a light for the ...
You can use infrared camera (like Flir One) to see in the dark. Even at night in complete darkness.
If you're more interested to find the way to the toilet in the dark, you may install use Plug-in LED Night Light (e.g. mood lamps or LED stair lighting with motion sensor night).
Grab the lashes of your upper eyelid, pull your eyelid out and down over your lower eyelid and release. This is slightly painful, but that's the intent. It will get your eye tearing and more quickly wash out whatever got into your eye.
Assuming your movie theater doesn't change the type of 3d between movies, you can get a pair of the glasses from the theater (or a friend). Take the arms off the frames. Drill a hole small enough to be inside the edges of the frame but large enough for some wire or string or fishing line to temporarily tie to your (vision correcting) glasses.
The final ...
I recently received a diagnosis of Keratoconus after a visit to the opticians caused the automated machines to return a reading far from my actual prescription.
On visiting the consultant, he checked the inside of my eyelids and noticed a redness that indicated an allergic inflammation which causes my to regularly rub my eyes. The mechanical action of my ...
I would still suggest that you see a doctor for professional advice on the issue
Bathe the area in warm or cold water - I sometimes get really itchy eyes so opt for putting them under running cold water to try and relieve some of the irritation. Experiment with both cold and warm water to see what works for you best
Cover the area - If you are unable to stop ...
To avoid eye-strain:
Make sure to blink frequently. Your brain doesn't let you blink when you are watching something intently.
Make sure to look around and away from the screen frequently. Changing eye-focus prevents eye-strain.
Try change the contrast/brightness of the screen. To do this:
Use controls on your monitor, or
Use Fn-buttons on your laptop ...
Simple Technique to remove anything trapped under your eyelid.
Using your clean fingers, hold the eyelashes (of the eyelid with the offending material trapped underneath)
Pull it down (or up if its the lower eyelid) and over the other
The eyelash should act as a brush and clean out what was
First, whenever given the option for a "night mode" or "dark theme" (for instance, Reddit has a night mode switch under your name), take it. The less light your phone pours into your eyes, the better.
Based on the recommendations of my eye doctor, I actually use a combination of blue-light blocking app (for Computer Vision Syndrome) and reading glasses (for ...
Try getting your best friend to remind you all the time to wear them
Get some really funky ones so that you look cooler
Try wearing a string with them so that they just hand around your shoulders in case you forget
Reward yourself a treat for every week that you had the glasses on all the time
Punish yourself if you don't
Pay a dollar to your best ...
The eyestrain may be caused by flicker rather than by the type of light itself. Most fluorescent lights flicker at the same rate of your AC power - generally 50 or 60 times per second. Replacing the ballast with a high-frequency electronic ballast will make the flicker undetectable to your eyes. Modern compact fluorescent lights are generally in this high ...
I use the light on my phone...and I don't mean the camera flash as a flashlight, I simply mean hit any key on my phone to have the screen light up in response. This often adds enough light in the room so I don't bump my knee or leg on an obstacle, an doesn't become too bright forcing my eyes to adjust and "wake me up more"
I have also simply stood for a ...
Usually, I just take a picture of the label with my phone and then zoom in to the image to read. For example reading nutrition info off a choc/lolly bar the size of my thumb. Zooming in and taking a pic might be better with newer phones I suppose. With this approach, you don't have to carry an additional thing with you when you go the shops and need to read ...