Want to know just how badass folks from the boomer generation were? Just watch this nice lady get jammed in the eyeballs with pieces of glass—all in the name of 20/20 vision. Fair warning: you're going to want to keep a finger on the close tab button because ewwwwwwwwwww.
Did you know that before the age of plastic, contact lenses were made of glass? It's true! And slightly horrifying!
Remember Google's smart contact lenses? Well, now the giant Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis is turning them into a commercial reality.
Imagine a future where your contact lenses gave you Predator vision. One day, it might happen, thanks to graphene.
A late-breaking surprise just came out of the Google camp with the revelation that it's going to start making smart contact lenses. As in contact lenses with integrated sensors and circuitry. Yep, it's that time in the future. But it might not be what you're hoping for. It isn't the next generation of heads-up display…
Contact lenses are great if your only issue is near or farsightedness, but for those struggling with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness among older adults, those flimsy little lenses ain't going to cut it—or at least not the kind of contact lenses you're used to. But soon,…
Nearsightedness is a pain in the ass that affects over 40 percent of the US population—and it only gets worse with age. Soon, though, children that are identified as myopic will be able to wear special contact lenses that will stop the condition in its tracks.
The days of traditional screens could be numbered if the news coming out of Washington University is anything to go by. It's testing contact lenses that could project information into the wearers eyes and initial safety tests look promising.
I'm all for spending money anyway you want to—grills, watches, boulder-sized rings, blinging chains—but come on, paying $15,000 for diamond and gold contact lenses is stupid. When did sacrificing your eyes become cool?
Sticking glass in your eye is objectively a bad idea. And yet, in the 1800s, there were several highly educated individuals repeating that very action.
Amazing and terrifying all at once, reality augmenting contact lenses are nearly real. Like, they're almost here. Circuits and antennas and LEDs in a contact lens, generating virtual imagery, Predator style. In your eyeball. Or, this bunny's:
Here's something that people with poor or no vision will be excited about: three patients had their sight restored in less than a month by contact lenses cultured with stem cells.
Sporry guyss, there'lll be speling mistkes in this post coz I cnt see the keyboord proply: my eyess ar watercingg to much. *dab dab* Ah that's better. Just don't think too much about the eyelid jewelery from designer Eric Klarenbeek, or your eyes too will fill up in sympathy with that poor model. Wearing jewels …
Having the internet be constantly displayed no matter where we look is a dream we've had for years, but having to shove an electronic contact into our eyes makes us think twice. This prototype device, which has red LEDs and can be worn for up to 20 minutes (tested on rabbits) with no adverse effects. The contacts beam…
By slapping magnetic contact lenses onto your eyeballs, sensors can track where you're looking. This could have important applications for the disabled, especially for those who rely on their eyes for control instead of disabled body parts. Right now, however, the Office of Naval Research is the largest sponsor, so…