Google Is Making Smart Contact Lenses for Better Health Monitoring

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… » 1/16/14 7:42pm 1/16/14 7:42pm

This New Contact Lens Basically Turns Your Eye Into a Telescope

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,… » 6/27/13 1:11pm 6/27/13 1:11pm

Countact Lens Case Keeps An Eye On Your Contact's Lifespans

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… » 11/04/08 10:30am 11/04/08 10:30am

I See No Possible Dangers to Embedding Swarovski Crystals in Contact…

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 » 9/02/08 12:00pm 9/02/08 12:00pm! Sure, it's essentially putting shards of glass on your eye, but it's just so looking! Bling bling! Going…

Smart Contacts Will Detect Glaucoma Before It Blinds You

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… » 8/09/08 5:00pm 8/09/08 5:00pm

Eyelid Jewelry Contact Lenses: Just Seeing Them Makes Eyes Water

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 … » 7/29/08 6:00am 7/29/08 6:00am

Electronic Contact Lenses Give Future You Crazy Eyesight, Heads-up…

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… » 1/17/08 3:18pm 1/17/08 3:18pm

Magnetic Contact Lenses Keep Tabs On Where You Look

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… » 7/11/07 7:00pm 7/11/07 7:00pm