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Night Vision Contact Lenses

April 16th, 2014

The future of contact lenses looks extremely bright, literally. Night-vision contact lenses are a step closer to being established after researchers created a tiny infrared light detector which is small enough to fit on a contact lens.

According to a Sky report, scientist Zhaihui Zhong, of the University of Michigan, said that unlike comparable infrared night detectors available which require cooling equipment to work, the night-vision contact lenses can run at room temperature. The design is built so slim “it can be stacked on a contact lens or integrated with a cell phone,” Zhong told Sky News.

Night Vision View

Night Vision View

The research team began developing the night-vision lenses with a graphene. A graphene is a single layer of carbon atoms that can sense the entire spectrum of infrared. However, currently the lens can only absorb approximately 2% of the light that hits the it. This means it cannot regularly produce a detectable electrical signal.The infrared detector is currently the size of a small fingernail. The team however says the size can easily be scaled down.

“The challenge for the current generation of graphene-based detectors is that their sensitivity is typically very poor. It’s a hundred to a thousand times lower than
what a commercial device would require. If we integrate it with a contact lens
or other wearable electrons, it expands your vision”
said Professor Zhong.

Contact lenses are increasingly being integrated and utilised into innovative modern technology. Earlier this year Google unveiled ‘smart contact lenses’, designed to help people living with diabetes monitor sugar levels in their blood. Using a miniature wireless chip and a tiny glucose sensor embedded between two layers of lens material, the ‘smart contact lens’ can measure glucose levels in tears.

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The Future Of Contact Lenses is Looking Bring

The smart contact lenses are so small that, according to Google, they look like bits of glitter. The company also added that a “lot more work” was required to perfect the lenses before the technology can be worn everyday.

“It’s still early days for this technology, but we’ve completed multiple clinical research studies which are helping to refine our prototype,” Google said in a blog post.

Exciting times for wearable technology

There has been a significant increase in the number of companies looking to develop in the wearable technology sector. It has to be said, innovative contact lenses seem to be at the forefront of the current drive for wearable technology.

The possibilities of wearable technology could be endless

The possibilities of wearable technology could be endless

Last year plans for the ‘Contact Lens Computer‘ were unveiled. Soft contact lenses that could display information to the wearer and provide continuous medical monitoring are being developed. Built by several research institutions, including Samsung, the innovative contact lenses use new nanomaterials to solve some of the problems that have made contact lens medical monitoring and displays not a practical or viable solution.

From lenses that give you bright blue eyes when your natural color is brown to night-vision contacts creating a “new way to detect light”, it seems that virtually anything is possible with contact lenses.

Contact Lenses for Casinos

April 14th, 2014

Contact lenses have come along way since the late nineteenth century when the Swiss physician A. E. Fick invented the first contact lens. Who would have thought not much more than a century after Fick’s bulky glass lenses we’d be wearing contacts to change the color of our eyes, as theatrical accessories and to cheat casinos.

Yes you did read correctly, in October 2011 a gang cheated a casino out of £55,000 (approximately $92,000) by wearing special contact lenses that enabled them to see invisible ink on marked cards. According to reports, the gang made two separate trips to a poker table in a casino in Cannes, France. The staff were confused to how the gang managed to win on two successive trips, walking away with a cool £55,000 altogether.

At first even the police were stumped at how the three Italian men secured their windfall. Initially they thought the fraudsters may have been using cameras but a further investigation revealed that invisible marks on the back of the cards were being used. A line denoted an ace, a cross was and king, and being able to see the invisible marks through the high tech contact lenses, gave the men a significant advantage in the game of Poker.

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The Daily Mail Reports on Casino Cheated Out of 55K

Infrared Lenses

According to The Telegraph the men, codenamed “Parmesan”, managed to mark the cards with invisible ink. They then used infrared lenses, which they purchased online for 2,000 Euros from a Chinese company. The infrared lenses enables the fraudsters to see the invisible ink and read their competitor’s hands.

Strange Behavior

The casino’s lawyer said the alarm was raised after the men secured ongoing success. The men were sentenced. One received a 100,000 Euro fine and a two-and-a-half prison sentence. His accomplice was also fined 100,000 Euros and given a three-year sentence. The last man was fined 50,000 Euros and sentenced to prison for 30 months.

“Security found his behavior rather strange as he won very easily and, above all, because he folded twice when he had an excellent hand, suggesting he knew the croupier’s cards,” said the lawyer.

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Advances in Contact Lens Technology

As technology advances at prolific speeds the uses and capabilities of contact lenses are becoming increasingly more sophisticated. Asides aiding criminals in their quest to cheat casinos, contact lenses are being developed with a whole host of innovation in mind. For example, high tech contacts are being developed to help the referee in a game of soccer keep a closer eye on the action occurring on the pitch.

These highly sophisticated lenses will bring real-time information from sensors placed in the players’ boots, possibly bringing an end to controversial decisions, such as giving unfair penalties and red cards. From enabling people to see much clearer, to giving us the color eyes we’ve always dreamed of, from helping a gang of casino fraudsters beat an almost unbeatable casino system in Cannes to helping referees gauge a clearer picture on the soccer pitch, it’s safe to say it’s exciting times ahead for contact lenses.

Best Disney Movie Contact Lenses

April 11th, 2014

There’s nothing quite like Disney to fondly take us back to our childhood. In fact what could be more fun than dressing in a Disney costume? Asides the flamboyant make up, unruly wigs and recognizable costumes, why not really enhance the Disney character look by replicating the character’s eyes. This can of course be achieved with optimal results by wearing a pair of colored contact lenses. To ensure you achieve the right Disney look, take a look at the following Disney movies with the strongest eye colors.

Disney’s Rapunzel in Tangled

The beautiful princess Rapunzel who appears in Walt Disney’s 50th animated feature film in 2010, Tangled, isn’t just instantly recognizable for yards and yards of luscious blonde locks, but also for those huge green eyes. Rapunzel’s gentle and innocent green eyes puts everyone that looks at her under her spell. You too can achieve such a mesmerizing look by wearing a pair of green big eyes contact lenses. Complement your new Disney Rapunzel-like eyes by wearing a pretty pink dress and of course a long, blonde wig.

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The Mad Hatter, Alice in Wonderland

Premiering on July 26, 1951, Alice in Wonderland was Walt Disney’s thirteenth animated feature film. This classic fairytale and its magical characters have been reproduced and replicated in many different guises in the ensuing decades. One of the most memorable characters in Alice in Wonderland is of course the Mad Hatter. In 2010 Johnny Depp played an incredible portrayal of the Mad Hatter. Depp’s costume couldn’t have been more convincing. The frizzy red hair that looked like the Mad Hatter had been electrocuted was complemented impeccably with a pair of hypnotically Mad Hatter green contact lenses. You too can recreate this freakishly provocative look with a crazy red wig, a lofty top hat and a pair of enchanting green contact lenses.

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Prince Eric, The Little Mermaid

Who can blame guys for wanting to dress up as a handsome prince to a fancy dress party? And who could be more handsome than Prince Eric of the 1989 Disney animated film The Little Mermaid. The character is based on the ‘prince’ character in the Hans Christian Anderson story “The Little Mermaid”. Asides his floppy black hair, black knee-length boots and friendly smile sporting pearly-white teeth, it’s Prince Eric’s big blue eyes that never fail to woo the ladies. Surely no eyes can be this deep blue naturally? They can with a pair of deep blue contacts – Come on lads if you want to find your own Rapunzel at a forthcoming fancy dress party, simply dress as Prince Eric, and don’t forget the contacts.

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Blue Contact Lenses will Give You a Dreamy Look

Match Your Outfit With Your Eye Color

April 10th, 2014

You can forget about matching your hair color with your outfit, as these days it’s all about coordinating the color of your eyes with the shades of your attire. With a wide spectrum of beautiful hues at your disposal, it can be difficult to acclimatize to having blue eyes one week, green the next and violet the following week. Wearing a suitably-colored outfit can help your overall look adjust to your new eyes. Take a look at the following advice to matching your outfit with the color of your eyes.

Green Eyes

Scarlett Johansson Green Eye Outfit

Scarlett Johansson Green Eye Outfit

Green is an enchanting color. These mesmerizing tones should be enhanced to the maximum with some wisely chosen clothes. Purples and plums work great with a pair of gorgeous deep green eyes. From a paler lavender to a rich shade of deep purple, these fashionable colors will intensify green eyes. Darker reds also work well with green eyes. Think rich burgundies, deep wines, and dark clarets to bring additional sparkle to those stunning green eyes. Also, don’t be afraid to wear makeup that has these complementary tones in. Purple, violet and lavender eye-shadow augments the green tones of the eyes.

Hazel Eyes

Jessica Alba, Hazel eyes and Pink top

Jessica Alba, Hazel eyes and Pink top

The beauty of hazel contacts is they often include specks of lighter tones, such as gold and burnt orange. Pink can work well with the multi-hued hazel eyes. A silky pink dress will look ultra-sexy with eyes this color. With the summer coming, wear a pair of nude platform sandals that will emphasis both the pretty dress and those gorgeous eyes.

A black dress will also look great with a pair of hazel contact lenses. Being set against a dark and solid background will cause your eyes to gleam. Wear a pair of black sandals to finish off the sultry look.

Blue Eyes

Blue Eyes, Black Dress Combo

Blue Eyes, Black Dress Combo

Apart from being sexy, sassy and utterly gorgeous, one of the greatest components of blue eyes is they can be manipulated to either look lighter or darker depending on your choice of outfit. For example, a pretty light blue top and a pair of light blue skinny jeans will bring out the lighter blue tones in your blue eyes. By contrast, opting for darker shades, such as black tops, a dark gray dress or a black suit will emphasis the deepness of the blue, making the eyes appear darker.

Pink can also look great with blue eyes. Wear a baby pink dress or a pale pink top to cast a pleasantly contrasting look.

If you’re wanting to create a subtle more demure look avoid contact lenses that are too conspicuous and ‘loud’. For an earthier look in which your eye color looks like it might be your natural color, wear a pair of natural contact lenses that will cleverly blend into your whole outfit. For more ideas check out the Youknowit Pinterest.

Is It Bad to Share Contact Lenses?

April 7th, 2014

You can share most things with your best friends but can you share your contact lenses? This is the kind of question that we suspect, through logic, the answer is no but it has not been ‘confirmed’. To set the record straight, your suspicions are right, you should never share your contact lenses with anyone. But why?

Risk of Exchanging Germs

The eyes are moist and if you have an eye infection contact lenses can allow germs to thrive. If therefore you gave your lenses, whether they’re colored contacts or lenses to aid vision, to a friend to wear, the lenses could carry the bacteria from your eyes to your friends’. Likewise if you were to wear your best friend’s stunning pair of blue contacts to a party on Saturday night, you could run the risk of picking up an infection.

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The Risk of a Sty

Whilst styes are mostly harmless, they can be irritating and upsetting. There are several causes of styes. Not washing your hands properly and touching your eyes can lead to the formation of these red lumps to appear. Likewise not rinsing contact lenses properly, and wearing somebody else’s contact lenses.

The risk of infection and styes are not the only reason why shouldn’t swap and wear other people’s contact lenses. Similar to how you wouldn’t wear a friend’s of member of your family’s prescription glasses for the simple reason they have been specifically optimized to aid somebody else’s vision, the same precaution should be taken with contact lenses.

Unless they are a pair of colored or fashion contacts (which should not be swapped either due to reasons mentioned above) wearing another person’s personal optical devices could make you strain your own eyes and may result in blurred vision and even giving you a headache.

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An Incorrect Fit

Contact lenses for optical reasons are individually fitted. In therefore wearing another person’s lenses, the contacts will not be correctly fitted to your eye shape or size. This can result in permanent eye injury and may even lead to blindness.

It’s not just wearing contact lenses that belong to a friend of member of your family that could potentially cause infections and be dangerous. Failing to dispose of the lenses within the recommended usability time-frames can also cause problems.

You should always discard of contact lenses, whether they are for cosmetic purposes or visual, as indicated on the accompanying instructions or by your optician or doctor. Also, as your knew deep down anyway, never share contact lenses with anyone.

Hypnotize your Lover with Spiral Contacts

April 4th, 2014

“Look into my eyes and you will not be able to resist me.” It might be to rouse passion into your relationship or to try and get your partner to give into something you want, if you’re looking for ways to hypnotize your lover, spiral contact lenses might be the hypnotizing aid you’re looking for.

Or perhaps you’re going to a fancy dress party, a festival or an all-night rave and what to look hypnotically fabulous? Whatever your aspirations are for being noticed and mesmerizing everyone that looks your way, spiral contact lenses guarantee to generate results.

Angelina Jolie Sporting Spiral Contact Lenses

Angelina Jolie Sporting Spiral Contact Lenses

Featuring spirals that embed onto your iris, these crazy contact lenses give the illusion that the spirals are coming out of your pupil – perfect for creating a freaky look to accomplish a Halloween costume or outfit in which getting noticed and rousing controversy is at the core.

What’s more, these fun and funky contact lenses come in a multitude of colors meaning they can be used to change people’s emotions.

Red Spiral Contact Lenses

Red Spiral Contact Lenses

Red Spiral Contact Lenses

For example, wearing a pair of red spiral contact lenses would not only make your eyes stand out like never before, but they could also help you feel dramatic, bold, not to mention blood-thirsty. The obvious occasion to wear these freaky contacts would be to a party in which vampires were present.

Black and White Spiral Contact Lenses

Black and white is a seriously mesmerizing combination, particularly when the tones are submerged into a playful spiral pattern. From enchanting babies in a book to transfixing toddlers, black and white patterns has long been a potent parental soother.

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Spiral Contact Lenses

Thanks to the arrival of black and white spiral contacts, you can now mesmerize all who cast their eyes upon you. This particular color of spiral contact lens is perfect when you feel like making an edgy fashion statement. You might be going to a festival, clubbing or to a fancy dress party and are striving to turn up in the most conspicuous, attention-grabbing outfit possible – black and white spiral contacts will certainly help generate the desired look.

White Glow Swirl Contact Lenses

UV Spiral Contact Lenses - Perfect for Partys

UV Spiral Contact Lenses – Perfect for Partys

Not satisfied with swirls alone? Why not throw some glow-power into the mix and wear a pair of glow white swirl contact lenses. Designed to glow under UV light, these spiral-designed lenses with their glowing white tones are the perfect accessory for ensuring you stand out and get noticed at a club with UV lighting. And generating this much attention is bound to lift your spirits.

Create a hypnotizing effect on everyone who looks into your eyes by wearing a pair of i-Glow White Swirl Contact Lenses.

Colored Contacts & Lip Tattoos Perfect for Hen Parties

April 3rd, 2014

If there is one night girls can afford to dress outrageously flamboyant and act atrociously appallingly, it’s on a hen do. Dressing up in outlandish outfits is a popular feature of many hen parties, as is the hen do goers dressing in similar outfits. In fact, it’s easy to recognize a group of girls enjoying a hen do on a night on the town or at an airport about to embark to sunnier climes, through their clothing, hairstyles and makeup.

As hen dos become increasingly lavish and flamboyant, so too do the outfits and accessories. If you’re arranging a hen do and are determined to outdo former hen parties in terms of unrestrained glamor, why not combine colored contacts with tip tattoos? Yes you did read correctly, why stop at the eye-catching assets colored contacts provide when you can to the same to your lips.

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Group The Hens Together

Once upon a time, dressing in sexy school uniforms with fishnet stockings and back-combed hair was a daringly mischievous way to ensure a group on a hen do stood out and could be easily recognized. Take the common hen do aspiration to be ‘noticed’ further by enhancing the two most dominant features of the face – the eyes and the lips.

Instead of dressing all the ladies in the party in similar clothes, imprint their lips with purple violent lips. But why stop there? Complement their purple lips with some equally as dramatic purple contact lenses. You can rest assure that with these dramatic fashion statement accessories, the hens will be appropriately made up to dance till dawn and get up to all the mischief they are supposed to on a hen do.

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Strut Your Stuff with Some Cheetah Lips

What About The Bride To Be?

One of the greatest components of lip tattoos and colored contacts is that they come is such a vast range of weird and wonderful colors. The creative ‘no bars held’ color and look these playful and fun accessories provide can be worked to your advantage when organizing a hen do.

For example, it is common at hen dos for the bride to be to dress in an outfit, accessories and makeup that makes her stand out from her friends and family attending the hen do. In this sense, if you are the fellow hen do attendees are adorning yourselves in eye-catching cheetah print lip tattoos, accompanied with equally as dazzling gold contact lenses, make the bride to be look significantly different by ensuring she wears a pair of pink contacts and pink lip tattoos.

It is safe to say you can have boundless fun experimenting with lip tattoos and colored contact lenses on a hen do and whichever color and style you opt for, you and the fellow hen do attendees are guaranteed to cause a stir and be noticed!

The Scariest Movies Achieved Through Contacts

April 1st, 2014

They say terror can be seen in the eyes. Terror can also be crafted through the eyes, by means of colored contact lenses. Asides good acting, horror movies and videos rely on lavish theatrical costumes to help create terrifying characters and nail-biting scenes. We only have to think back to Michael Jackson’s Thriller video, when flamboyant yet scarily realistic costumes augmented the thrilling authenticity of the video out of sight. Colored contact lenses are increasingly becoming an almost imperative accessory in a horror movie’s attire. Take a look at the following four scariest movies achieved through colored contacts.

Interview With A Vampire

Interview With A Vampire

Interview With A Vampire

When Interview With A Vampire arrived at the big screen in 1994, the Gothic vampire horror helped secure the careers of Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise forevermore. It has to be said that as well as the fantastic acting and utterly unique script, Brad Pitt’s unmistakable eyes helped propel the movie to make history in terms of being an epic horror thriller. The vampire’s glowing yellow eyes set against a gaunt face of pasty makeup, helped craft a really terrifying look, thrilling audiences around the world.

The Exorcist

The Exorcist

The Exorcist

While colored contact lenses have really taken off in popularity in recent years, the theatrical enhancing capabilities of these accessories have been exploited by horror movie directors for quite some time. One of the most striking early examples of colored lenses in movies was in The Exorcist. A pair of deathly gray contacts really helped transform the sweet little girl Regan into an unnerving possessed puppet of the devil.

An American Werewolf in London

An American Werewolf in London

An American Werewolf in London

The early penchant for implementing colored contacts into the attire of horror films continued into the 1980s. In 1981 An American Werewolf in London scared and amused audiences with its atmospheric plot, setting and costumes. In fact so acclaimed did this widely popular movie’s special effects become that American special effects artist Rick Baker won an Academy Award for the revolutionary special effects make up for American Werewolf in London. The spellbinding costumes in the movie included the werewolf wearing devilish yellow eyes to enhance the creature’s horrifying look.

The Evil Dead

The Evil Dead

The Evil Dead

Based on a groups of friends unwittingly summoning up demons living in nearby woods, The Evil Dead almost turned the blood cold of everyone who watched it as it dished out a level of gore that had been rarely seen in movie theaters before. The costumes and makeup of these utterly grotesque zombies left little to the imagination. Once again, a pivotal feature of the movie’s makeup were the eyes of these creatures of the night. The pale zombie lenses augmented an authentic deceased look and it is hardly surprising The Evil Dead zombie costumes have been recreated ever since. In 2013 a modern version of The Evil Dead arrived in cinemas and was touted as the “most terrifying film you will ever experience” – With those horrifically haunting eyes, who are we to argue?

10 Things You Should Know Before Getting Contact Lenses

March 31st, 2014

Swapping your trusty glasses for a pair of contact lenses for the first time can be daunting and even intimidating. A string of questions such as “Will I be able to put the contact lenses in?”, or “How will I clean them?” are likely to be occupying your thoughts. The good news is that trading frames for contacts or simply wearing lenses for the first time is simpler than you think. The second bout of good news is that help is at hand with the following answers to ten of the most commonly asked questions involving what you should know before you start wearing contact lenses.

1. Can Anyone Wear Contact Lenses?

Contact lenses can be worn by practically anyone and are available for just about any prescription. With a much broader range of prescriptions available, even people with astigmatism can now wear daily disposables. Studies have also proven that children as young as eight can easily adapt to and wear contacts proficiently.

2. Will I Need to See an Optician?

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Yes before you wear contact lenses for vision-enhancing purposes you will need to consult an optician who will carry out a series of sight tests to determine what strength of contacts you will need.

3. Is a Contact Lens Prescription Different From a Glasses Prescription?

Yes. Unlike a glasses prescription a contact lens prescription will include a base curve. A base curve is used to match the curvature of lens to your eye. The prescription will also include a diameter which is used to fit the width of the lens to your eye.

4. Can I Wear Contact Lenses When Playing Sports?

It is widely agreed by sports vision doctors that contacts are the safest vision correction method for athletes. Unlike glasses, contacts stay in place under vigorous conditions as well as providing a wider field of vision. They also eliminate the risk of athletes being subjected to glasses-related injuries.

5. Are Contact Lenses Difficult to Take Care Of?

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Cleaning Your Lenses is Extremely Important?

Once you get the hang of caring for your contacts, they are not difficult to look after. The level of care naturally depends on what type of lenses you wear. Generally speaking, the lenses are typically left in a contact lens solution at the end of the day until they are worn again. They will also need to be stored in a safe container to prevent becoming damaged or lost.

6. Can I Use Water From the Tap to Clean My Lenses?

No. Contact lenses need to be cleaned in a solution which has been specifically formulated for the lenses. Soaking them in water can leave the wearer exposed to acanthamoeba, an organism present in tap water. If the organism becomes attached to the lens it can cause an infection that may threaten sight.

7. Can I Let My Contacts Get Wet?

As mentioned above, lenses coming into contact with tap water can put the wearer at risk of infection. It is therefore important that you take your lenses out before showering, having a bath or going swimming.

8. Will I Be Able to Sleep In My Contact Lenses?

Sleeping in contacts is not generally advised. This is primarily due to the fact our eyes dry up when we are asleep and when it comes to taking the lenses out in the morning the contacts can be dry and could cause abrasion. If you do fall asleep in your contacts, don’t panic, simply use a lubricating drop to help get the lens out.

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9. Do I Need to Wear My Glasses If I Start Wearing Contacts?

Yes you can alternate between wearing contacts and wearing your glasses at your leisure. Whichever suits your activities and preferences at the time. However, If you have chosen prescription colored lenses, you will not need to wear both.

10. Will My Contacts Ever Fall Out Of My Eyes?

It is unlikely that contacts ever come out of wearers’ eyes unaided. As long as they are fitted properly, the lenses should stay in place all of the time.

New Braille Contact Lenses

March 28th, 2014

It cannot be denied, contact lenses revolutionised vision aids, enabling people to see clearly without the need for glasses. Now the life-changing advancements of contact lens technology is taking contacts to new heights, enabling blind people to read electronic braille.

The lens is known as the Braille Contact Lens. It might look like an ordinary lens. On the contrary being fitted with electrodes, the implant gets signals from a camera, which is either held in the hand or worn on glasses.

Braille contact lens could enable the blind to “see”

 

How exactly does it work?

As the lens beams ‘tactile’ signals from a camera onto the eyes of the wearer, the sensations created can then be translated into a description of what the wearer is looking at. For example, if the wearer looks at an object, say a door, the camera on their glasses or in their hand, translates the image into a form of electronic braille. With tactile sensations this innovatory contact lens ‘excites’ the retina. The ultimate aim of the Braille lens is to enable blind people to read letters and to orientate themselves in three dimensions.

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Could new technology make braille reading a thing of the past?

 

Have these lenses been tested?

As of yet, the revolutionary contact lenses have not been tested on humans. They have however been trialed on animals. During the animal testing it was proven the creatures were able to make their way through obstacles in the dark. Information about the Braille lens was released by the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The advanced contact lenses are being developed by Professor Zeev Zalevsky, of Bar-llan University in Israel. In the report, Professor Zalevsky said:

“It’s like reading Braille, not with your fingertips but with your eyes. We can encode an image with many more points than the Braille system and use these to stimulate the surface of the cornea.”

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The BBC repost on Google’s Smart Contact Lenses

Google Smart Lenses

This is not the only time contact lenses have been in the news recently for their potentially-revolutionary capabilities. We published an article earlier this year about Google developing Ultra Smart Contact Lenses. These lenses are designed to help someone living with diabetes and allows them to manage their blood sugar levels by monitoring the amount of glucose in their tears.

Similar to the Braille lens, the Google Smart Lens is still under development at Google’s X Lab, where it has been for the part 18 months. The technology giants are however not too far away from perfecting the innovative lenses as they are already testing prototypes. From contacts that help blind people read braille to lenses that assist people living with diabetes, contact lenses have certainly come a long since the large, rigid and complicated to insert lenses of the 20th century.


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