When I was young, I alway saw that my grandmather squinted at the little needle eye, and passed the thread through very difficultly. And I helped her now and then. Now there is a novel design on needles that called Big Eye Needle, which is an ordinary loop-eye sewing needle except it’s made of some new fangled metal. With a bit of pressure, the tiny loop-eye expands to the size of a button hole making threading a cinch - literally. Gone are the days of far sighted clumsy hands and sore thumbs. Damn thread never seems to want to go in without a fight.
But there is a flaw on this design that if some one want to use thimble, how would he/she do? Hope the designer could redesign it.