My Focus glasses is a low tech tool designed to help people who struggle with visual distractions, including those with ADHD, Asperger's, Autism and more to cope with visual distractions while improving the ability to process information. The glasses were creaed by inventor and entrepreneur Ken Finochiaro who had the idea of creating a tool for reading that would address the issue of visual distraction. Increased focus would allow for improved comprehension.
The design blocks peripheral vision and features a mirrored finish that gives them the look of sunglasses. There are styles/sizes for youth, teens and adults as well as an over-fit frame which rests on top of existing eyeglasses. The cost of a pair of My Focus glasses is $69.95.
A variety of My Focus Glasses are available for check out in the Simon Technology Center (STC) Assistive Technology Lending Library. Visit the library during open hours on Tuesday noon to 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays 10:00 to 4:00. Current library members can request to check out a pair of glasses to try them on for size. For information on becoming a member of the library visit www.pacer.org/stc/library