From Telescopic Contact Lenses to Cancer-Spotting Glasses

By: Alyson Wyers - Feb 18, 2015
This collection of specialized eyewear products demonstrates how technological advancements can be used to not only make you see better, but have bigger yet more specific benefits for consumers. These technology-integrated products are mostly glasses, with some other products included.

Even though eyewear products are generally designed to help you see better, recent developments improve vision more than ever, as seen with blind-assisting glasses, vision-enhancing electronic eyewear and bionic eye implants from Second Sight. Smart spectacles can also be used to address other health issues, such as Seasonal Affective Disorder eyewear, stylish tiredness-tracking spectacles, cancer-spotting glasses, jetlag-soothing spectacles and health-sensing eyewear. Smart glasses also offer a wide variety of cool features beyond the health industry, for example sunglass-mounted cameras, text messaging smart glasses, charitable journey-sharing glasses, 3D printed eyeglasses and augmented reality lenses.