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Stop Washing Your Gross Used Contact Lenses Down the Drain

I wear my contact lenses most days—especially during the summer when I hope to don some fly-ass sunglasses. At the end of every month, my two flexible lenses’ lives are over. Into the bathroom trash bin they go. Read More >>

science
Contact Lenses That Darken in Sunlight Are Going to Give You Some Creepy Alien Eyes

Johnson & Johnson has teamed up with Transitions Optical, the company known for making those glasses that automatically darken when you go outside, to bring the unique technology to contact lenses. If you hate wearing glasses, they’ll save you from also having to wear sunglasses outdoors, but only if you’re okay with having creepy alien eyes. Read More >>

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Horrified Surgeons Discover 27 Contact Lenses in Woman’s Eye

While prepping a 67-year-old female patient for routine cataract surgery at England’s Solihull Hospital, physicians noticed a strange bluish blob in one of her eyes. On closer look, the blob turned out to be 17 contact lenses stuck together. Another 10 lenses were subsequently discovered in the same eye. The surgeons have never seen anything quite like it. Read More >>

wearables
All The Crazy Things Future Contact Lenses Could Do

Though virtual reality is very much the flavour of the year, it’s just a matter of time before something more advanced and less in your face -- so to speak -- arrives on the scene. Yes, we’re talking about smart contact lenses. Read More >>

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Being Fitted for Contacts in 1948 Was Totally Horrifying

Want to know just how badass folks from the boomer generation were? Just watch this nice lady get jammed in the eyeballs with pieces of glass—all in the name of 20/20 vision. Fair warning: you're going to want to keep a finger on the close tab button because ewwwwwwwwwww. Read More >>

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Google’s Smart Contact Lenses are Going to Become a Real Thing

Remember Google's smart contact lenses? Well, now the giant Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis is turning them into a commercial reality. Read More >>

science
Graphene Could Give You Predator-Vision Contact Lenses One Day

Imagine a future where your contact lenses gave you Predator vision. One day, it might happen, thanks to graphene. Read More >>

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Google is Making Smart Contact Lenses for Better Health Monitoring

A late-breaking surprise just came out of the Google camp with the revelation that it's going to start making smart contact lenses. As in contact lenses with integrated sensors and circuitry. Yep, it's that time in the future. But it might not be what you're hoping for. It isn't the next generation of Google Glass (one people would willingly wear in public) display, rather, it's for sensing. Read More >>

science
This New Contact Lens Basically Turns Your Eye Into a Telescope

Contact lenses are great if your only issue is near or farsightedness, but for those struggling with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness among older adults, those flimsy little lenses ain't going to cut it—or at least not the kind of contact lenses you're used to. But soon, AMD-sufferers could see their vision vastly improving thanks to a slim, adjustable telescope that sits right in the middle of their eye. Read More >>

augmented reality
This Contact Lens Puts a Display Right On Your Eye

It seems like everyone and their brother is working on some sort of smart glasses, but how about smart contact lenses? It turns out those might actually be closer than you think. Read More >>

science
Contact Lenses Could Soon Stop Short-Sightedness Dead

Short-sightedness is a pain in the arse that affects between 20 and 30 per cent of the UK population — and it only gets worse with age. Soon, though, children that are identified as myopic will be able to wear special contact lenses that will stop the condition in its tracks. Read More >>

gadgets
I Am Not Brave Enough To Stick This LED Contact Lens in My Eye

While YouTuber bkraz333 claims this contact lens with an embedded LED he made was an attempt to add a rudimentary VR display to his eye, I think I know the real inspiration behind it — Terminator cosplay. Read More >>

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What’s It Like Actually Having Laser Eye Surgery?

There are a million reasons why being short-sighted is annoying. Here’s one – try wearing glasses and putting a pencil behind your ear. It just falls clattering to the floor, doesn’t it? Read More >>