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Regulatory barriers are stifling the contact lens industry

In the science fiction novel Rainbow’s End, contact lenses equipped with what we would now call "augmented reality" allow wearers to overlay different images, filters or virtual scenes on top of real-world sites. In fact, such breakthroughs might not be that far off. Samsung currently is working to produce lenses equipped with cameras and sensors to create better augmented reality experiences than are possible with current mobile apps or headset-based augmented reality products like...

Highlights from ARVO 2017: Abstract Review

It’s a fast-paced world, for sure. Health care is advancing daily, and we—and our patients—continue to enjoy the fruits of researchers’ labors. Recently, investigators presented a full year’s worth of findings at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology’s (ARVO) meeting, held in Baltimore. Don’t you wish you could sit down, stop the clock and take the time to devour all the new research presented there, boosting your knowledge and clinical skills?To give you a taste, we...

What's Up with Augmented Reality Contact Lenses?

All the way back in 2008, in short 20-minute bursts, laboratory rabbits saw a future that has never been seen by a human, to this day. Though they didn’t know it, when these creatures opened their eyes in front of researchers at the University of Washington, they were looking at the world through genuine contact lens displays. It’s been almost 10 years since these early, 64-pixel marvels first came into existence and so the questions is, where has the technology gone now?More to the point, as...