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LED: the latest in contact lens technology.
In the last few years, there’s been a lot of discussion in the tech world about wearable technology. Many experts have predicted that wearable technology is the next logical step in technological advancement. Already, technology giants such as Google and Apple have started to develop wearable technology for consumers. Apple, for example, has recently released Apple Watch which is a...

LASIK surgery comes with its own set of risks and benefits.
If you’re tired of wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses, you may be wondering if LASIK surgery is right for you. Whether a friend has had the surgery with successful results or you’ve read about the procedure in magazines or online, LASIK surgery seems to have a good reputation and lasting results. Although LASIK works well for many candidates, it’s...

Bionic eyes could help patients with retinal disease.
In February 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System, also referred to as the bionic eye. Developed by Dr. Patrick Degenaar and his team at Newcastle University, the fake eyes are intended to help sufferers of retinitis pigmentosa, a genetic condition that affects one out of every 3,500 people in the...

A camera in contact lenses can help the blind.
Always at the forefront of technological advancements, Google has applied for patents for a set of smart contact lenses. The contacts lenses, which go beyond the aesthetics of the wearable technology trend, have a medical purpose: they can help the blind “see”. The contacts, which would be embedded with a small camera and sensors, would assist the blind in...

Google's Smart Contact Lenses could revolutionize contact lenses.
Diabetes is a huge and growing problem - health professionals claim that one in every nineteen people on the planet is plagued by the disease. Although it’s manageable, many individuals with diabetes equate the “management” with having a second job; glucose levels change frequently and round-the-clock monitoring is crucial. In the latest effort to integrate technology with healthcare and...

3D-printed eye cells could one day cure blindness.
The 21st century has seen the inception and growth in popularity of 3D printing. With well-known applications in architecture, manufacturing, and engineering, the technology is now increasingly being used in medicine. When combined with organic inks and thermoplastics, 3D printing technology has enabled the “bioprinting” of a range of human body parts, including 3D-printed eye cells. A group of scientists...

Braille contact lens technology is one of the latest innovations.
Researchers in Israel are working on a special kind of contact lens that they say will could enable the blind to see. The contact lens would use the eye’s tactile sensors to give blind people the ability to “feel” shapes with their eyes, much in the same way their fingers feel Braille. The bionic contact lens would have the...

Night vision contact lenses could improve the eyesight of soldiers worldwide.
Although night-vision goggle technology is at its peak, wouldn’t it be great if you could ditch the bulky headgear and pop in a pair of contacts? The United States Army thinks so. As the Pentagon continues to build a faster, lighter, and stronger soldier prototype, new technology in the form of night vision contact lenses could provide superior night...

An ipad app can actually improve your vision.
What if there was a way to improve your vision using a $5.99 iPad app? While it might sound too good to be true, it’s actually grounded in science. UltimEyes, an app created by neuroscientist Aaron Seitz, gives your brain a visual workout and trains you to see farther than ever before. UltimEyes works by causing brain plasticity, which...

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