Tech.Mic | Good news for everyone with blurry vision or a strong desire to become Superman. The Ocumetics Bionic Lens may give you eyesight three times better than 20/20. It's a major leap in eye prosthetics, and apparently, it's pretty painless too.
Garth Webb, a British Columbia optometrist, founder of Ocumetics and the creator of the Bionic Lens, told CBC his product would allow someone who can't make out an object at 10 feet to see it clearly from 30 feet. He also claims his surgically implanted lenses can prevent cataracts from forming because they replace the rotted human lens.
"At age 45 I had to struggle with reading glasses, which like most people, I found was a great insult," Webb told CBC. "To this day I curse my progressive glasses. I also wear contact lenses, which I also curse just about every day."
Webb says the surgery is identical to cataract surgery. The original lens you're born with is removed, and then instead of replacing it with the usual artificial lens, the surgeon folds up Ocumetics' Bionic Lens in a syringe and injects it into place. According to Webb, it's an eight-minute surgery that leaves the patient with unprecedented eyesight — and could once and for all do away with contact lenses and glasses.