You may be able to get Superman like vision soon!

Contact Lens 2

Contact Lens 2 (Photo credit: maikel_nai)

New contact lenses that magnify objects three times their size have been dubbed as being able to give people the power to have “Superman like vision.”

When paired with a special pair of spectacles they allow the user to have telescopic like vision of the world around them. The system has been developed by researchers to help try and treat age related blindness. So how does it all work then?

Well, a polarising filter in the lens means that the user can switch from normal vision to magnified vision and can magnify objects by 2.8 times their size.

The study has been funded by DARPA, the research arm of the US military and researchers on the project believe that they could even help soldiers on the battlefield. For the glasses, researchers adapted a pair that Samsung produces for some of its 3D TV sets. The prototype contact lens they have produced is 8mm in diameter, 1mm thick at its centre and 1.17mm thick in its magnifying ring.

– Mark Dalton
@_MarkDalton
@ATDDublin

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