I had the fortunate experience of trying a pair of blue glasses several months ago. My father was an observer and he was amazed at how much better I walked, without any dyskinesia or twitching.
Photos showing Hillary Clinton wearing a pair of brightly-colored blue tinted dark sunglasses went viral yesterday. Millions of people wondered why Hillary was not only just about the only person wearing sunglasses, but also about their vibrant, deep-blue tint. A quick Google search for ‘parkinson’s disease + blue glasses’ will clear that up for you instantly.
Here is a random sampling of the headlines that search generated:
- Parkinson’s Disease (PD) with Dyskinesia Tremors – Blue Glasses with Blue Lenses
- Eye & Vision Issues in Parkinson’s Disease
I think you get the idea, there are dozens more and videos as well. In 1995 Tom Reiss made a posting to an online discussion group called the Parkinson’s Information Exchange Network On-line. (PIENO). He suggested that there was evidence that stimulating the optic nerves with dark blue light activated neural pathways which helped some Pwp overcome their movement disorders.
Parkinson’s induced Dyskinesia and Blue Lenses:
Look at the dramatic before and after of this Parkinson’s sufferer and see how the dark blue lenses make a huge difference. This is why Hillary was wearing them on Sunday even though the sun was not that strong at all and nearly no one else around her was wearing sunglasses.
On 9.1.1995 H. M. Laswi wrote:-
- I purchased a pair of Blue Glasses for my father who is a PD patient. The first reaction that my father had when he wore these glasses was better ability to open his eyes. He usually had a hard time opening his eyes during an OFF state. This relaxed his eye lids thus allowing him to open up his eyes. The shades slightly reduced the stiffness of his muscles. Try them, they do work.
An undated posting by Rita Weeks says:-
- I am 50 year old woman with PD. My greatest problem with my PD used to occur when trying to walk (or breathe) in bright afternoon sunlight. I tried the blue filters and now have a pair of my prescription glasses tinted blue. I have dramatic improvement in my movement while wearing blue glasses. I have a dramatic reduction in my rigidity, and fine motor skills when wearing the blue glasses. Do not know what is causing the change in movement. I have discussed this with several neurologists as of yet we have no answers. Try dark blue.
On 10.1.1995 Jeffrey Romanyshyn wrote:-
- I had the fortunate experience of trying a pair of blue glasses several months ago. My father was an observer and he was amazed at how much better I walked, without any dyskinesia or twitching. I am 27.
Apparently, dark blue sunglasses has been a tool Parkinson’s sufferers have been using for over two decades to maintain physical control over their movements. And also equally apparent is the fact that they failed to work for Hillary on Sunday as this video clearly shows her body locked tight in a Parkinson’s “freeze” episode: