Today is the era of high-definition. From Television sets, camera lenses to phone screens, almost everything now mandatorily has superior viewing quality. Medical technology is also striving to catch up with the rapidly evolving world and is showing signs of achievement. Thus, a bionic contact lens has been invented by a British Columbia optometrist, Dr. Garth Webb that can give its wearer a vision three times better than 20/20.
Titled as Ocumetic Bionic Lens, the custom-made contact lens technology is said to become the holy grail of excellent vision at all ranges. Any adult till the age of 100 or more can implant the bionic lens, and can get impeccable vision without wearing spectacles or lenses. According to Webb, a user wearing specialized lenses will never get cataracts as their natural lens would replace with Ocumetic Bionic Lens. Dr. Garth Webb said in a statement –
This is vision enhancement that the world has never seen before. If you can just barely see the clock at 10 feet, when you get the Bionic Lens you can see the clock at 30 feet away.
The procedure of implanting the bionic lens is similar to cataract surgery. The lens is surgically inserted into the eyes through a syringe. The lens is folded in a saline-filled syringe and placed inside the eyes. The whole process takes 8 minutes in total and the person gets a perfect vision immediately after the operation.
This breakthrough innovation would be extremely beneficial to mankind. At a time when people face different vision-related problems, the Ocumetic Bionic Lens will prove to be a saviour and one-stop solution for all eye complications. The technology is under trial on animals and the visually impaired for now, and is expected to come out in the next two years.