Researchers from EPFL in Switzerland have developed contact lenses embedded with tiny telescopic lenses for improved vision. These lenses allow the wearer to zoom in on objects thanks to a magnification mechanism that is up to 2.8 times that of unaided human sight.
The lenses were originally created by DARPA as military tools capable of enhancing soldiers' vision capabilities in the field. However, they are now being promoted for a more noble application, that of acting as visual aids for people suffering from Age-related Macular Degeneration, a condition that results in a loss of sight in the center of the eye.
The telescopic lenses require users to wear a set of smart glasses that allow them to control the zoom function, a small price to pay for enhanced eyesight.
Telescopic Contact Lenses
More Stats +/-
Color-Changing Eye Procedures
Augmented Reality Lenses
Illness-Treating Contact Lenses
Night-Vision Contact Lenses
Sunglass Contact Lenses
Free 2019 Report & eBook
Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book.
Our Research Methodology
This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.