With the Ocumetics Bionic Lens, glasses, contacts and even laser eye surgery may soon be pointless.
The invention comes from Dr. Garth Webb of Ocumetics Technology Corp. It is an implant praised as enabling patients to see three times better than the standard 20/20 vision! That basically means super-vision.
The procedure of inserting the super lens is similar to that of cataract surgery, which adheres to the eye’s natural lens. It starts by simply having a saline solution with the lens flushed into the eye with a syringe. After 10 seconds, the folded lens opens up and fixes itself over the eye’s natural lens. No healing time required. Patients will have improved vision immediately after the surgery.
According to Inhabitat:
Patients with the bionic lens implanted would be safeguarded against cataracts in the future, strengthening the eye’s natural lens which is prone to decay. The procedure is also thought to be safer than invasive laser surgery, with the simple saline-flush process. Webb hopes his patent will be available as soon as 2017, after more clinical trials.