Wink To Magnify View
Why walk closer to something when you could just magnify your view of it? With your auto magnifying contact lenses?
On the horizon and containing tiny telescopes that interact with a pair of smart sunglasses, is a new type of contact lens that promises to enhance the wearers a futuristic upgrade In a wink of an eye.
Magnifying objects 2.8 times, the newly fine tuned 2015 prototype, follows an original release in 2013. The recent improvements boast a 1.55mm-thick contact lens that features a very thin reflective telescope that allows the wearer to effortlessly zoom in and out at the wink of an eye.
Looking closely at the specifics, these are unlike the conventional contact lenses that are soft and pliable, the telescopic lenses are made of rigid “scleral lenses”. Once on, the wearer can activate them with a wink of their right eye, and deactivate them with a quick wink of their left eye. How it works depends on which side is winking, because the “two kinds of polarized light take two different paths through the contact lenses, activating the normal or magnified view.”
Part by part, we seem to edge closer to the eye-shaped camera that replaces Col. Austin's eye in The Six Million Dollar Man TV series.
(Bionic Eye from Six Million Dollar Man)
As I recall, Steve Austin's fictional electronic eye was able to magnify the image.
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