Like out of a sci-fi movie, the world's first telescopic contact lens are finally here.
The lens are 1.17 mm-thick, and they contain two separate optical paths: one for 2.8x magnified vision and the other for regular vision. Users can zoom in and out with these contacts, and selective blocking will allow them to switch between the two types of view. Wearers will be able to see normally through the central region and with additional hardware, it will also be possible to control with a wink-eye gesture.
This product is intended for people with age-related macular degeneration (ADM), a common eye condition that results in the loss of sharp, central vision.
These telescopic contact lens will be tested in a small clinic later this year.
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