See The Future – Literally!

February 18, 2015


We can bet that you have wondered how is Legolas from the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy able to look so far into the distance and to see that “they’re taking the hobbits to Isengard.” While that forever remains a mystery of the fantasy world, we are presented with something more real – telescopic contact lenses.

Changing The Game

As it happens, a team of Swiss scientists are on the brink of finalizing a revolutionary device. To be more precise, contact lenses with built-in tiny telescopes capable of magnifying images 2.8x.

It’s a fact that almost 300 million people in the world suffer from loss of vision.

Whether it’s due to injury, illness, or age, it presents a global health issue which has been treated with contact lenses or glasses for decades. That is, until now.

Scientists from Switzerland simply wouldn’t agree to conventional ways of vision loss aid. That’s why they went a step further and managed to create a particular piece of technology that has potential to change the way we address vision loss.

Tech Over Tech

The telescopic contact lens is 1.55mm thick and come with a pair of special glasses. These glasses respond to the wearer’s winks by sending commands to the lenses, ordering them to magnify or zoom-out the image.

Aside from regular glasses and lenses, this prototype is expected to bypass even eye surgery. This is probably because of the fact that surgery comes with certain risks – so why risk it when you can have a camera lens in your eye?