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"I was wholly addicted to watching Kojack, for as long as it was on television."
- Frederik Pohl

DreamTime Scleral Contact Lenses  
  Full-size contact lenses that can provide an augmented reality view.  

In the novel, which makes use of augmented reality for fantasy and gaming, it appears that some characters are more fully equipped than others.

Sharon flinched as the whites of Bishop's eyes turned dark blue.

"What the..."

His hand snapped up in command. "[Shut up]... This room is being scanned."

To Nigel Bishop, the walls had become blue glass. He saw and evaluated holographic projection equipment, fiber optics, electrical and plumbing, communications...

His eyes no longer resembled human eyes...

"Scleral lenses?" she asked. "You've got DreamTime technology in contact lenses? That's not available to the public!"

No mere gamer had Bishop's level of technology. It took very special connections. The kind that could pierce an Embryadopt screen.

From The California Voodoo Game, by Larry Niven (w/S. Barnes).
Published by Ballantine in 1992
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Scleral lenses are different from today's contact lenses. Scleral lenses cover the entire surface of the eye, including the sclera, the white portion of the eye. The portion of the lens that covers the cornea is a domed surface. Scleral lenses were originally developed in the 19th century and are still used by some people, particularly by those who need rigid lenses to see clearly but cannot tolerate modern small contact lenses.

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