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Imagine walking around in the Palms Mall in Lekki and you see someone familiar, but you are not quite sure, you wink your left eye once and your eyes zoom in and you get a closer look.

Telescopic contact lenses are soon going to be in the market. Developed by a team of scientists led by Eric Tremblay at the Swiss Institute of Technology, Lausanne, the lens is larger than the usual contact lenses and it covers the sclera of the eye, it contains tiny aluminum mirrors that bounce light around it magnifying the image 2.8 times.

The lens is built with pressure sensors and small channels to let air travel under the lens. This technology can be used one day to monitor people with glaucoma and also aid people with macular degeneration. There is also the possibility of it becoming commercial, imagine all the fun we can have with telescopic contact lenses.

Patrick Oke

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  1. damizzle!!

    February 25, 2015 at 9:00 am

    hmmmm the power of technology…..if naija guys should get a hold of this one ehhh, its all over!!

  2. de don

    February 27, 2015 at 10:01 am

    please I need this eye-camera to see the spiritual things around

  3. Oriala Chukwudi

    August 11, 2015 at 8:21 am

    Does it put paid to blindness?

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