contact lenses

  • Hubble Contacts raises $7.2 million to deliver disposable lenses direct to consumers

    Hubble Contacts raises $7.2 million to deliver disposable lenses direct to consumers

    At least 30 million people wear contact lenses in the U.S., but somehow, less than one-third of this population wears daily disposable lenses, which are deemed the most hygienic and healthiest option by eye health professionals. A New York City startup called Hubble Contacts, co-founded by Ben Cogan and Jesse Horwitz, wants to make daily disposable lenses the norm here the way they are in most… Read More

  • Google Patents Tiny Cameras Embedded In Contact Lenses

    Google Patents Tiny Cameras Embedded In Contact Lenses

    Google has a new patent application with the USPTO (via 9to5Google), which takes one of the basic concepts of Glass and extends it even further, embedding tiny cameras that could be embedded in contact lenses for various uses, including photographing what a wearer sees, or providing the basic input for a contact-based assistive device for the visually impaired. Google has previously detailed… Read More

  • They have developed electronic contact lenses!

    Electronic contact lenses? Sure, why not? Developed by researchers at the University of Washington at Seattle, the lenses are kitted out with all sorts of built-in electronics and an LED. The uses right now for such lenses are fairly limited, but in the future you can expect things like internal body monitors (blood sugar level reporting is the given example), translation, and, yes… Read More

  • Within 10 years, we'll have TV inside our contact lenses

    You’ve seen that commercial for Hulu, right? The one with Alec Baldwin sashaying around a futuristic office promising TV everywhere, TV that turns your brain into mush? Take that idea—TV everywhere—and apply it to your biology. That is, how does TV implanted into your contact lenses sound? Really great, or just great? Absolutely horrendous, or just horrendous? Read More

  • The contact revolution will be electronicized (and lubricated)

    I have bad vision. Not super bad, but bad enough that I should probably have contacts (I lost my glasses three years ago). But whenever I see contacts in the wild, they’re dry, scratchy, or forgotten overnight; do I really want to endure that, or am I okay with my 20/50-ish vision? Well, new developments coming down the pipes from some optics-boffins may convince me to take the… Read More