The top 5 ways that technology helps us to see into the future
Eye Health 5 ways that technological advances can change lives for the visually impaired.
1. Myopia control
Reducing children’s tendency to become short-sighted by using new lens designs in spectacles and contact lenses – especially in countries such as China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore where the prevalence of myopia is as high as 80%.
2. Gene therapy
To reduce the likelihood of the onset or progression of glaucoma.
3. Augmented reality
Google Glass with medical app so surgeons can see patient statistics while operating, or a pilot or a ship’s captain can see navigation displays while looking at the sky or sea.
4. Smart contact lenses
Blood sugar control for diabetes and for presbyopia control (reducing the need for reading glasses in older people).
5. Bionic eye
To help improve vision in patients with retinitis pigmentosa.