Tag: Ophthalmology

Smart Contact Lens Zooms On Demand

Though bifocal and progressive contact lenses are now widely available, they’re still “dumb” devices that require the user to adjust to them. Researchers at the University of California San Diego and the Harbin Institute of Technology in China have now developed a biomimetic soft contact lens that can be made to zoom in and out [& (Read more...)

Automatic Glasses Track Eyes to Adjust Focus

As we grow older, the lenses of our eyes become stiffer, making it difficult to focus on nearby objects. Presbyopia, as the condition is called, is typically managed using reading glasses and progressive lenses. These, though, only work well when the user’s head points toward the intended area of focus. Now, a team of engineers […]

Low-Cost OCT Retinal Scanner for Cheaper Eye Screenings

Researchers from Duke University have developed and clinically tested a new low-cost, portable optical coherence tomography (OCT) retinal scanner. Their work, recently published in the journal of Translational Vision Science and Technology, demonstrates that, when tested on 60 patients with and without retinal diseases, their device has image quali (Read more...)

eMacula Augmented Reality for Vision Impaired: Interview with Steve Willey, CEO of Innovega

Innovega Inc., a systems engineering and lens development company with offices in Washington and California, has created eMacula, a new generation of eyewear that combines smart contact lenses and stylish, lightweight glasses. The system will be tailored to the needs of vision impaired patients who will benefit from both lens-based vision correctio (Read more...)