Got contacts? With just a blink these futuristic lenses could enable you with 2.8x optical zoom

02/14/2015 - 00:00

  By <a href="">Aviva Rutkin</a> -<br><br>Wink once to zoom. Telescopic contact lenses that let the wearer switch between normal and magnified vision are coming into focus.<br><br>The latest prototype - unveiled today at the AAAS Annual Meeting in San Jose, California - could one day help people with visual impairment. The lenses might be particularly useful for people with <a href="">macular degeneration</a>, a debilitating condition in which people gradually lose their central vision. It is the leading cause of visual impairment in the UK and affects millions worldwide.<br><br><a href="">READ MORE ON NEW SCIENTIST</a>