Man Invents Special Glasses That Let Short People See Over Taller People

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I think we all know someone who could use a pair of these special glasses!

Even if you are not someone who’s height is on the shorter side, these glasses could come in handy the next time you are at a sporting event, concert, or just in a large crowd and you can’t see over the person or people in front of you.

Dominic Wilcox, a British designer and industrialist, has created the “One Foot Taller” glasses, which are essentially a pair of periscope glasses that let you see over the heads of people in front of you.

The glasses can add one foot (or 30.5cm) on to the wearer’s normal eye-level. They look, umm, stylish!

Talking about the inspiration behind the funky eyewear, Wilcox said, “I was standing at a gig and turned to see a small woman dancing away but unable to see the band. This gave me the inspiration to design a way for people to see over obstacles such as tall people like me.

“It works well, though dancing with it on might be a challenge!”

Wilcox created the glasses from one sheet of mirrored acrylic with a slight bend to ensure that the smaller mirror can reflect the bigger one, resulting in better sight for the wearer.

The glasses were designed as part of a challenge where Microsoft pushed inventors to come up with solutions that solve “everyday problems”.

I’d say Wilcox definitely came through on this one!