A Look at the Future
Jun 20, 2014 10:49AM ● Published by Lisa Drake
Google is also developing camera technology in a contact lens. This would allow data from a person’s field of vision to be relayed to a smartphone. It could allow users with decreased vision to “zoom in” or “zoom out” on their surroundings, therefore increasing their ability to physically interact with their environment. The blind could receive alerts if they are walking into a dangerous area. Techies, of course, could enjoy similar benefits provided by Google Glass.
Finally, Revision Optics is developing a hydrogel corneal inlay that is designed to correct presbyopia (the over-forty reading problem). Much like intraLASIK a laser would create a corneal flap and the inlay would be placed on to the cornea. The flap is then placed back over the device. The inlay itself is extremely small, only 2 millimeters wide and 32 micrometers thick, and has been dubbed the Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay. It is currently classified as an investigational device.
This article is compliments of Mansfield Vision Center - Mansfield , TX. For more information on these developments in the industry or other eye care needs, please contact Dr. Kyle Cooke and staff at 817-453-4682.