Contact lenses with built-in zoom activate when you wink

February 16, 2015 2:41 PM

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Contact lenses by themselves are quite an extraordinary invention, but when you start adding all sorts of crazy features to them they become so much better. We already know that night vision contacts are being worked on and they will allegedly allow us to see in the dark once the final product is released. However, it seems that researches have come up with something equally interesting in the form of contact lenses that allow their owner to zoom in and out at will. The futuristic optics are being developed with funding from DARPA and have been presented during this year’s AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) conference, the organization which publishes Science magazine.

Now, I know what you’re thinking: “man, I could really use these zooming contact lenses to spy on some people.” That thought had crossed my mind as well, however, this product is not being developed for our personal amusement I’m afraid. The main purpose here will be to help elderly people, the majo...

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