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Digital Contact lenses: Bionic vision

Updated on September 8, 2015

Scientists have taken the first step toward creating a technological gadget. The digital contact lens. A new generation of contact lenses. Perfect vision that has been redefined by technology which gives you the vision of a cyborg.

Contact Lenses for the Digital Age

A technological gadget was developed that could redefine the meaning of perfect vision. A team of scientists with the support of eye surgery specialists have developed an innovative digital contact lens that will allow the person to have 20/20 vision. The gadget, powered wirelessly by radio waves is yet another step towards the realization of the cyborg human being whose capabilities are enhanced with the help of modern technology. This technology would allow you to achieve an incredible vision. The device will be able to transmit vital information of each person who wear them. On the "display lens" and fueled by a micro solar panel which will hold information about your vital signs, such as body temperature, pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol, sodium and potassium. A lot of information. I am concerned this could possibly progress into holding more than just medical information. Through the surface of the eye, it would track all of this information. The eye would be a port of bodily data access.


The lens may provide us with better quality of life

Its uses are virtually endless. This device could possibly be used in the future as a natural evolution of game consoles, TVs, computers (with a connection to the Web) and car navigational systems. Scientists who have worked on the super contact lens for years still face a series of challenges before they can create a prosthesis that is perfected. Safety first. Researchers must be able to reduce any type of health risk due to prolonged use of the electronic device on the eye. For the moment, the prototypes have been used on rabbits without adverse effect and for 20 minutes per session.

To overcome this difficulty, the prosthesis is subjected to new tests, but this time on human beings. It will then be delivered to the Food and Drug Administration to assess its approval . However, it will still take many more years of testing before you can purchase the digital lenses. It's more likely that the idea of super contact lens will be developed in the form of Eyeglasses. It would not be a safety concern if the digital technology were to be installed into your prescription Eyeglass lens, because you would only need a frame that would not come into contact with the surface of the pupil.

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      Meer Sahb 

      5 years ago

      how can i purchase it

    • Jangaplanet profile imageAUTHOR

      A James Di Rodi 

      7 years ago

      Hi Glenn Stok,

      It is very interesting technology. It would surely help anyone with eye problems. I have also read somewhere that they are in the process of developing (I believe they already have the prototype) a liquid crystal display (LCD) type of contact lens. Talk about high resolution! I Would have never imagined that we would one day see a contact lens and eye glasses capable of streaming real-time information across our field of vision! Extremely interesting where they're going with this!

      Thank you so much for stopping by, much appreciated.

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      Glenn Stok 

      7 years ago from Long Island, NY

      With electronics becoming smaller and smaller, this technology is actually possible now. You presented some very interesting information here. Once the health risk is eliminated, as you had mentioned, I can see this technology advancing to implanted lenses rather than contact lenses. Imagine when someone has cataract surgery, they may some day be able to opt for this kind of lens.

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      8 years ago

      I hear about this at my school. I would wear them if ever they make them! If they come in color contact even better! Good read.

    • Charlu profile image


      9 years ago from Florida

      That is so awesome. I wear contacts and think it would be amazing, a little scary at first, but amazing. Excellent hub voted up/awesome

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      9 years ago from Lost in America

      I just had cataract surgery in both of my eyes, and there is no way I think I can even do a regular contact! In fact I went from legally blind, to 20/25 and I'd be afraid I might injure what's been done, so I'm sticking to reading glasses for now, I "might" try color contacts at some point, but that's a big if! :) Great hub, interesting with all they can do nowdays! (scary too as my phone even gives me the location of photos I take with it, long after I'm home!!) :) Although handy!

    • ChristineVianello profile image


      9 years ago from Philadelphia

      Slightly scary to me the digital lens. But it is amazing!

    • Pollyannalana profile image


      9 years ago from US

      Aw, well, nothing surprises me anymore, thanks for the great info I can share for interest.


    • ofeliaw profile image


      9 years ago

      Wow! This is very impressive technology! Very informative hub.

    • Jangaplanet profile imageAUTHOR

      A James Di Rodi 

      9 years ago

      Thanks for your comments. Soon we will all be cyborgs:)

    • platinumOwl4 profile image


      9 years ago

      How much money does it take before the FDA will test your product?

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      P. Thorpe Christiansen 

      9 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

      Really interesting


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