The canadian company Ocumetics Technology Corporation (SIS) has begun testing a prototype of an artificial eye lens. It will be used instead of the natural lens which is responsible for the ability to focus on distant and near objects. It will not solve all problems, but will provide a new, incredible features!
The technology of “Bionic Lens” OSS details not disclosed, trade secrets, after all. However, it is known that man-made lens can be installed in a living eye using the same tools and methods that are used in cataract surgery. And this operation is often called “the most widespread and successful” in ophthalmology at the peril of the first volunteers, who wished to obtain an artificial eye, is minimal.
Artificial lens does not break, is resistant to germs and toxins, but most importantly – always performs the function of focus look with perfect accuracy. Man not only do not have to squint, it will retain perfect vision in any situation for decades. And even more, because the artificial lens can be set to an alternative mode, for example, having “eagle vigilance”.
An added bonus being a synthetic object, a lens can serve as a platform to embed microelectronics. For example, sensors for fixing the pictures and transfer it to your smartphone or directly into the bionic eyes of another person. Alas, such a device is not able to restore sight to the blind, to help damage the optic nerve and other diseases. On the complete replacement of live artificial eye can not speak yet, but work in this direction, go rapidly.