Some game-changing news for those of you with poor or failing eyesight. A Canadian optometrist has invented a bionic lens that would increase the eyesight of anyone up to three times that of 20/20 vision. He also claims that the lens will eliminate the need for glasses, contact lenses and laser eye surgery. The procedure is painless and doesn’t require the use of anesthesia or to be admitted to hospital overnight. Apparently it takes under 8 minutes to be placed in the eye and corrects vision immediately. The cost has been estimated at $1000 for the procedure.
It’s expected to be approved in Canada and Europe within 2 years and get FDA approval within 5 years.
That would be pretty amazing if it actually does what is claimed.
“The “Ocumetics Bionic Lens” allows patients to have vision up to three times better than 20/20. It can also fix conditions that entail different treatments to be corrected such as near and far sightedness, cataracts and astigmatism.
The Ocumetics’ website explained that the Bionic Lens needs to be implanted into the eye albeit the procedure only takes eight minutes. The operation is similar to surgery for treating cataract, which involves removing the lens inside the eye and replacing it with an artificial lens.” [Tech Times]
You can see all the eye conditions it claims to fias well as those it can’t HERE.
Now you know.