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Are Magnifying Contact Lenses In Your Future?
June 08, 2018

Are Magnifying Contact Lenses In Your Future?

Eric Tremblay, Optics Architect and Engineering Manager, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland has been working with a team of researchers from the University of California San Diego on a prototype of eye wear that could offer hope to those with macular degeneration.

The paired design of special glasses and wink controlled contact lenses is "intended for use as a switchable eye-borne telescopic low-vision aid" according to the article Wearable Wink-Controlled Telescopic Contact Lens with Liquid Crystal Shutter Glasses (Journal of Vision 16(4):14 · February 2016).

Convenient and Unobtrusive

Mr. Tremblay states “For a visual aid to be accepted it needs to be highly convenient and unobtrusive." He goes on to explain how a contact lens is an "attractive compromise" between the head-mounted telescopes and surgically implanted micro-telescopes.

Advancements are being made in the design and the amount of time the wearer can safely use the contact lenses.

Find out how this eye wear system works and how it may offer future promise for those with AMD.

How Contact Lenses Can Conveniently Improve Vision for those with AMD

Leslie Degner, RN, BSN

Better Health for Better Vision

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