Contact lenses with zoom project from Ecole Polytechnique Federale

February 16, 2015 9:02 PM

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Contact lenses with zoom project from Ecole Polytechnique Federale

Vision is another area of health that technology may help fix in the near future, as researchers are figuring out ways of making tiny contact lenses even more useful. In fact, France24 reports that researchers from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland have developed contact lenses that can zoom in and out in response to simple blinks from the wearer. The technology could benefit anyone looking to correct eyesight in the future, with researchers focusing on low vision and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) patients, though the product is just at a prototype level.

Developed initially as a project for the U.S. army and funded by Pentagon’s DARPA, the lenses could one day become available commercially.

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