Contact lens with built-in telescope

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(CNN)Lights, mirrors, action! Scientists are developing smart contact lenses embedded with miniscule mirrors that can magnify your vision by almost three times.

The 1.55mm-thick lenses incorporate a thin reflective telescope made of mirrors and filters; when light enters the eye it bounces off the series of mirrors and increases the perceived view of an object or person. It is hoped that the lens will improve the sight of people with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) — the third leading cause of


Care For Your Contact Lenses

A lot of Texomans chose to wear contacts instead of glasses for both convenience and looks.

But do you know the proper way to take care of your eyewear? Experts say not cleaning your contacts could lead to an eye infection.

KTEN’s Gregg Watson talked with a local optometrist’s office about ways to use your contacts safely.

You can reach Denison Optical at (903) 465-1810.


Contact Lens Binoculars Are in Sight

Binoculars are handy, whether you’re birding, boating or just sitting in the cheap seats. They can also be bulky, heavy and a pain to carry around. But imagine if contact lenses could be made to magnify images and serve as tiny, wearable binoculars.
Swiss and U.S. researchers are working on just such an optical prosthetic, with funding from the U.S. Defense Department.
The device is a very thin reflective telescope inside a rigid contact lens just 1.5 millimeters thick. When worn with a special pair of glasses, the effect is said to be like


Researchers unveil contact lenses with zoom capabilities

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 13 (UPI) – A group of researchers at the American Association of the Advancement of Science conference on Friday unveiled a working contact lens prototype with a built-in zoom feature.

The contact lens is really two lenses in one — one lens for seeing the world as it is, another to magnify one’s surroundings by a factor of three. A single wink (the blink of one eye), will trigger the switch back and forth between the two lenses. In order for the unique function to work, the user must couple the contact lenses with a


Swiss scientists develop contact lenses that can zoom with a wink of an eye

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – Optometrists at the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences in San Jose, were treated to a first look at new high-tech contact lens with a very special feature. It gives a wearer the ability to zoom in to objects, with just a wink of an eye.

Now, that sounds like some crazy 1970s sci-fi stuff! But this new lens isn’t for the Six Million Dollar Man. It was developed by Swiss scientists who hope their telescopic contact lens can help the nearly 300 million people worldwide with impaired vision. Here’s how they work.

At 1.55 millimeters thick,