Patent Number: 6,612,696

Title: Lighted reading glasses

Abstract: Lighted reading glasses are provided to enable clear reading of normalsized text to occur when the reading material is held at usual distancesfrom the reader in poorly lit locations. The lighted glasses have highintensity lights, such as in the form of LEDs that generate narrow lightbeam cones and which are oriented in light modules to inwardly cant thelight beam cones to meet and overlap so high brightness light is generatedin a conical overlap area of light which is maximized in size in the rangeof normal reading distances. In another form, a clip-on light apparatus isprovided that includes a spacer frame having opposite end portions eachmounting lights, preferably constructed as described above. Retainers atthe end portions are adapted to releasably engage outer sides of theeyeglass lenses. The frame preferably incorporates a draw spring assemblyto allow adjustments for different size glasses.

Inventors: Waters; Michael (Barrington Hills, IL)


International Classification: A42B 1/24 (20060101); A42B 1/00 (20060101); A42B 3/04 (20060101); G02C 11/00 (20060101); G02C 11/04 (20060101); G02C 001/00 ()

Expiration Date: 09/02015