Technology giant Google has filed a patent which resembles a bionic eye.
Google had filed a couple of years ago and published on Thursday a device that could correct sight without the need to use a contact lens or wear glasses daily.
But in order to attach the device, an individual must be willing to go through a procedure that appears like intrusive.
Here’s how the procedure would work: After surgically getting rid of a person’s lens from the lens capsule of one’s eye, a fluid would then be introduced into the capsule. This fluid would serve as like a glue, permitting whoever is performing the procedure to affix an “intra-ocular device” to the lens capsule.
That fluid would coagulate to pave the way for a “coupling” between the lens capsule and the device, generating an electronic contact lens. The cutting edge electronic contact lens is cinched correct the vision of the wearer.
A sensor within the device would detect when the wearer is attempting to see something from close to far away distance and would enable the wearer do so with complete visual clearness.
Here’s how the device was detailed in the patent:
The electronic lens could be controlled to have a first optical power during a first period of time to provide images of far objects (e.g., objects more than approximately 20 centimeters away from the eye) in focus on the retina of the eye, and the electronic lens could be controlled to have a second optical power greater than the first optical power during a second period of time to provide images of near objects (e.g., objects approximately 9 centimeters away from the eye) in focus on the retina of the eye.
Google is proposing an artificial contact lens that could enhance vision and would only need to be attached once.
Google is no longer new to this undertaking as the company was awarded a patent for a high-tech contact lens that will operated on solar power and boasts of features like gauging glucose levels.
Keep in mind that even such a patent exists there’s still no guarantee that the electronic contact lens will hit the market very soon.