EPFL at AAAS San Jose

See Here Now: Telescopic Contact Lenses
and Wink-Control Glasses

Optics specialist Eric Tremblay from EPFL in Switzerland unveils the latest prototype in the telescopic contact lens and debuts accessory wink-controlled glasses that switch between normal and 2.8x magnified vision.

An estimated 285 million people are visually impaired worldwide. Age-related macular degeneration alone is the leading cause of blindness among older adults in the Western world. But this week at the AAAS Annual Meeting in San Jose, California, Eric Tremblay from EPFL in Switzerland unveils a new prototype of his telescopic contact lens—the first of its kind—giving hope for better, stronger vision. The optics specialist also debuts complementary smart glasses that recognize winks and ignore blinks, allowing wearers of the contact lenses to switch between normal and magnified vision.

For more information, please see the press kit: http://bit.ly/2015_AAASContactLenses

Image 1: Telescopic Contact Lens

Image 2: Telescopic Contact Lens2 


About AAAS

 The American Association for the Advancement of Science, "Triple A-S" (AAAS), is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association. 

The 2014 AAAS Annual Meeting in Chicago addresses how discovery and innovation can help in meeting global challenges.  

AAAS Meeting Program 2014

AAAS Meeting Program 2015