A research team from UCal says Google Glasses may affect vision

The new research conducted recently by the University of California will reveal that wearing next generation Google glasses may impede peripheral vision at some extent.

According to the latest research their discovery is of essence because the latest innovation is rapidly becoming popular, although the effect on health particularly is still not yet established,

The research team and its leader Tsontcho Ianchulev, M.D., M.P.H., of the University of California, San Francisco, stated their discovery is bothersome because the peripheral visual field forms the nucleus of man’s vision and play a significant role in an individual’s daily routines like for instance, driving, pedestrian safety, playing sports and the list goes on. The research team noticed that the Google glasses can considerably hinder vision than the common glasses as they cut visual fields and may give rise to blind spots because of their thicker frames,

Taking part in the study are individuals who are in tip top shape with 20/20 best-corrected visual acuity and normal baseline visual fields. The participants were asked to wear the glass device and follow the instructions of the manufacturers and undertake an acclimation period for one hour. Afterwards, the research whipped up vision tests with the glass device with controlled frame of the same color and temple width.

The researchers also evaluated the visual fields of people wearing the glass device while looking at Internet pictures. They also looked carefully at the prism position of the pupil.

They discovered that all of the participants in the study developed noticeable scotomas (blind spots) while putting on the device, paving the way for clinically significant visual field obstruction in the upper right quadrant. Researchers noticed that the visual impairment discovered in the study was stimulated only by hardware.

The researchers reckoned at the end of the study, “Additional studies are needed to understand the effects of these devices on visual function, particularly as their use becomes increasingly common.”

This startling research will be published on the November 5 issue of the journal JAMA.



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