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This contact lens could someday measure blood glucose and other signs of disease

Transparent biosensors in contact lenses (made visible in this artist’s rendition) could soon help track our health. (credit: Jack Forkey/Oregon State University)Transparent biosensors embedded into contact lenses could soon allow doctors and patients to monitor blood glucose levels and many other telltale signs of disease from teardops without invasive tests, according to Oregon State University chemical engineering professor Gregory S. Herman, Ph.D. who presented his work Tuesday April 4,...

Contact Lens Innovations Change the Way We See

Mobile, AL -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/01/2017 -- Unexpected things happen often in life. In health care, unexpected things can lead us to some surprising opportunities. Myopia, or nearsightedness, has become a major problem for kids in the USA, presumably due to the increased level of daily near tasks. Computers, phones, tablets and even video games occupy more hours per day of most kids activities. The number of cases of Myopia in the US has doubled over the past 20 years and is expected to double...

Shoot, Swap, Repeat: Unique holster puts three lenses on a photgrapher’s hip

Why it matters to you Frustrated with lens swaps? The TriLens could help photographers swap out lenses faster -- if its Kickstarter campaign is successful.Lens holsters allow photographers to carry an extra lens without the bulky camera bag, but one startup is taking it even further with a three-lens holster designed for quick lens swaps. TriLens by Frii Designs provides access to up to three lenses on a spinning holster right on your hip — and even keeps track of your lens...