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19 Vision Improvement Innovations

From Phone-Based Eye Exams to Eyesight-Enhancing Drops

— May 6, 2014 — Tech
Over the last couple of years, vision improvement technology has made huge leaps and bounds, making it easier than ever for people in the developing world, the aging boomer population, caretakers and doctors to assess and monitor health. For example, phone apps like Peek and Netra, as well as web-based apps like Opternative make it possible for the average person to attain legally approved eye prescriptions without the use of any kind of fancy equipment.

Beyond wearable vision-improving glasses and contact lenses, technology like TVs and monitors are being designed to preemptively combat the potential for eye strain by responding to the needs of your individual pupils or prescription. Technology like this shows a shift towards prevention rather than fixing what's already broken.
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Sight-enabling Implants
Sight-enabling Implants
The Alpha IMS Device Enables Blind Patients to See Once More
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Eye-Testing Glasses
Eye-Testing Glasses
Hiroshi Sugimoto Harnesses Optical Testing for Selima Optique
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Telescopic Contact Lenses
Telescopic Contact Lenses
Contact Lenses That Allow you to Zoom in on Life
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Glowing Robot Eye Injections
Glowing Robot Eye Injections
Bradley Nelson Created a New Technology That May Save Your Eyesight
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Comfortably Chic Specs
Comfortably Chic Specs
The JINS Moisture Glasses Protects Your Eyes From Dryness
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Corrective Ocular Implants (UPDATED)
Corrective Ocular Implants (UPDATED)
The Telescopic Eye Implant Reduces Age-Related Vision Loss
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Autofocusing Spectacles
Autofocusing Spectacles
NASA Provides the Superfocus Glasses to Aging Astronauts
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Focus-Changing Glasses
Focus-Changing Glasses
Eyejusters Adjustable Readers Help Vision Needs of Developing World
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Sight-Preserving Screens
Sight-Preserving Screens
The EyeSafety Zone TV Encourages Kids to Watch From a Suitable Distance
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Online Optometry Tests
Online Optometry Tests
Opternative Offers Accessible & Affordable Medical-Grade Online Eye Exams
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Tactile Sight Devices
Tactile Sight Devices
The Braille Contact Lens by Bar Ilan University Gives Sight to the Blind
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Vision Loss Apps
Vision Loss Apps
The Retina App Lets Users Experience the World of Blindness
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Hi-Tech Vision-Correcting Gadgets
Hi-Tech Vision-Correcting Gadgets
Google X's Smart Contact Lens is Designed for Diabetes Patients
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Near-Sighted Lecture Tech
Near-Sighted Lecture Tech
Note-Taker Enables Low Vision Students to See the Blackboard
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Techy Transformative Specs
Techy Transformative Specs
These Adjustable Reading Glasses are Cleverly Customizable
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Eye-Scanning Apps
Eye-Scanning Apps
The 'Peek' App Works as an Optometrist to Diagnose Eye Ailments
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Sightless Shopping Assistants
Sightless Shopping Assistants
The See by Dinard da Mata Gives the Blind Eyes to Help them Shop
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Obstacle-Detecting Eyewear
Obstacle-Detecting Eyewear
Sens'it'ive Glasses Enhance the Blind's Perception of Surroundings
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Eyesight-Adjusting Screens
Eyesight-Adjusting Screens
Punch in Your Prescription and Let the i-Free Adjust to Your Eyesight
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