Switzerland researchers develop eye contact lenses having 3x zoom capabilities

February 15, 2015 7:23 PM

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Switzerland-based researchers have developed a new type of lenses for the human eye that has zoom properties. The lenses are capable of providing zoomed images of up to three times the original size of the object. After a person wears these lenses, he can control the zoom feature with a mere wink of the eye, developers say. The project is expected to be a therapeutic solution for people suffering from macular degeneration.

The technology appears to be borrowed from some sci-fi Hollywood movie, or a distant endeavor to for bionic eyes, but it is none of that. In fact, it is already a reality, with the prototype already available. The prototype of the project was developed back in 2013. The concept was originally propos...

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