This Bionic Lens Could Give You Superhuman Vision
There are plenty of ways to fix imperfect vision, but none of them last. Even LASIK, the most popular long-term solution, leaves your eyes at risk of cataracts later in life. In May of 2015, a Canadian ophthalmologist announced that he's created a bionic lens that could correct a person's vision for life, potentially resulting in vision three times better than 20/20. The product of eight years of research and $3 million in funding, the Ocumetics Bionic Lens is said to require a painless 8-minute in-office procedure that requires no anesthesia. The custom-made lens is folded up like a taco in a saline-filled syringe, then placed in the eye and left to unravel over about 10 seconds. Because the bionic lens is designed to replace a patient's natural one, the procedure may eliminate any risk of cataracts in the future. Wondering what you can do to improve your vision? Check out these videos.