Robotic Contact Lenses are the Future of Visual Prosthesis
by EO Executive Optical | September 13, 2019 at 05:15pm

 

Start getting comfortable with contact lenses for sale in the Philippines because they could become the new way to address visual impairment in the future! Researchers from the University of California have found a way to create what is going to be robotic contact lenses with a zoom-in key feature.

 

First thing to know about the said robotic contact lens is that it is soft robotic technology. In recent years, soft robotics has seen a steep rise in progress. Most soft robots are either controlled manually (remotely) or have pre-programmed instructions. The robotic contact lenses however detect and mimic the flow or electric signal in the eyeball. With a combination of manual input as well as “electro-oculographic signal” (electrical potential of the eye), the contact lens can be made to do functions that the normal eye can’t. Whilst still being developed, the soft robot contact lens can zoom in and out with two blink.

 

This open up a lot of opportunities for people who use contact lens for sale in the Philippines and the rest of the world; not only do they help with clearer vision, they add extra-human functions to your eyes! But more importantly, the lenses also have applications to address vision loss.

 

“Even if the eye cannot see anything, many people can still move their eyeball and generate this electro-oculographic signal” says Shengqiang Cai, the lead researcher on the robotic contact lenses. This means that it could potentially restore vision by functioning as a camera that shoots the surroundings and transmits the information to the optic nerve.

 

Speaking of emulating a camera, the robotic contact lenses are also found to have the potential to act as miniature cameras—an exciting prospect for people who always buy contact lens for sale in the Philippines, those who work in fields like surveillance and film making, and even independent bloggers. Although the robotic contact lenses are still in the baby stages of its development, we never know when a breakthrough might spark but it’s good to know that the future of vision is taking a more technological turn for the best.