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.
It may seem like the stuff from spy and superhero movies but scientists have created "the first room-temperature light detector that can sense the full infrared spectrum" which, according to researchers at the University of Michigan, can be made so thin that it can be easily stacked on night vision contact lenses.
It sounds like something from a spy thriller movie: putting on contact lenses that give you infrared vision without the need for a bulky contraption that covers your face. But now, thanks to research at the University of Michigan, such a contact lens is a real possibility.
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,…
There's a reason why optometrists say you should regularly replenish your contact lens solution and throw out your lenses after the expiry date. Last year, a young woman contracted an eye infection after using tap water to dilute her cleaning solution, and while wearing contact lenses that were two months past their…
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.
A contact lens case for disposable lenses with a built-in back-lit LCD timer with customizable delay so you know when to replace your lenses. That's about all I need to say about Countact. The battery's built-in, so you can't replace it when it dies after about 3 months: but you all know you should change your case…
Gee whiz guys, why didn't any of us think of this sooner? You know Swarovski crystals, those fancy, shiny pieces of glass that kind of look like diamonds but are much cheaper? Let's put them in contact lenses! Sure, it's essentially putting shards of glass on your eye, but it's just so cool looking! Bling bling! Going…
Researchers at UC Davis have designed contact lenses that can give you an in-eye checkup to make sure there's nothing wrong, as well as dispense medication automatically when needed. The "smart" lenses use an organic polymer called PDMS (polydimethylsiloxane, if you're nasty) that detects eye pressure and sends that…