Bionic lenses will soon eliminate the need for prescription glasses. Invented by an optometrist in Canada, these artificial lenses not just restore eyesight, but boost vision as well.
Bionic lenses that may soon make it to market, promise to enhance eyesight to a level that's three times better than 20/20 - the universal standard for normal vision. These lenses aren't your regular use-by-day-remove-at-night ones. These bionic lenses, developed by Gareth Webb, are inserted into the eye via simple relatively painless procedure that lasts a mere 10 minutes.
The inventor describes the procedure as having your cataracts treated, but the lenses do far better than restore your vision. These lenses don't degrade over time, thereby eliminating the possibility of you developing cataracts later on in life. With these bionic lenses, you won't just have a vision that stays intact throughout your life, but you will have super-vision as well, assures the inventor.
The Ocumetics Bionic Lens has been in development for over eight years, and the inventors claims to have put in close to $3 million, but the results haven't been seen earlier, exclaimed Webb.
"This is vision enhancement that the world has never seen before. If you can just barely see the clock at 10 feet, when you get the Bionic Lens you can see the clock at 30 feet (9 metres) away."
The company that has made the astounding product, assures it's safe and durable.
"The implanted lens feels natural and won't cause headaches or any kind of eyestrain."
When these bionic lenses do make to the market, they will not just erase the demand for contact lenses and prescription glasses, but could open up a whole new segment of enhanced vision. However, the company has setup charitable foundation called Celebration of Sight, which will ensure these lenses also help those who can't afford eye-surgery.
Though the company hasn't revealed pricing, given the advantages, these bionic lenses certainly won't come cheap. However, the inventor did mention, "Perfect eyesight should be a human right."
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