4 Eye Technologies You’ll See in the Future

Man with eye-tracking technology

The wonders of the human eye are varied and vast.  As such, eyes have been the catalyst for many personal, philosophical, and even scientific musings. In fact, there has been such a strong focus on scientific innovations surrounding the eye that here are four realistic eye devices to look forward to in the future.

Bionic Eye Implants

Although they have yet to reach the mainstream market, bionic eye implants have already evolved from a purely speculative science to practical innovation, the team from Del Negro & Senft Eye Associates confirms. Second Sight’s Argus II comprises an antenna, an electrode array, and an electronics case. The user outfits the implants in and on the eye.

If you suffer from retinitis pigmentosa, these cybernetic devices can give you a chance to return your eyesight.

Star Trek-Style Visor

If you are a fan of Star Trek and you happen to be afflicted with a degenerative eye condition that may rid you of your eyesight, a visor developed by Pixium Vision could be your two-stone slingshot.

With this science fiction inspired accessory, your surgeon can implant a silicone chip to your retina. Goggles outfitted with an integrated camera and a pocket processor can help enable image processing.

Telescopic Contact Lenses

Right now, the most fun your typical contact lenses provide is letting you play with different eye colors. Compare this trick to something that allows you to zoom in and out of images with just a wink of an eye, and colored retinas seem almost lame.

Eye-Tracking Technology

While eye-tracking technology does not address blindness, it enables reading eye movement to improve device responsiveness. A software application of this technology will let you pick what you want to see without lifting a finger.

Whether you’re a technophobe who only needs simple eyeglasses or a tech freak who loves all kinds of new technology, there is no denying that there is beauty in these innovations. As they say, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”