PRISMS AID BED READER (Jun, 1936)
This seems like it would just be really awkward and end up giving you a headache.
Actually, if you read the reviews on Amazon of people who actually used these glasses most seem pretty happy with them.
PRISMS AID BED READER
To make reading in bed easier, a British inventor has devised “lying-down” spectacles. Prisms mounted in eyeglass frames bend the light rays at right angles so that the wearer can lie flat and read a book held upright on his chest.