The world according to bionic lenses

A new contraption that is even barely noticeable lets a person view the world “three times better than 20/20 vision “and it is permanent.

The founder responsible for this new discovery is Dr. Garth Webb, the founder and CEO of Ocumetics Technology Corp, a company that seeks to find a way to eradicate usage of glasses and contact lenses for good.

Based on the Canadian Press report, Webb and his colleagues of visual scientist worked together for eight years to come up with this “ Ocumetics Biotic Lens” with a $3 million budget and a considerable number of internationally-filed patents .

The Ocumetics Bionic Lens is similar to a button yet Webb trusts that it has the potential to transform eye care.

“Perfect eyesight should be a human right,” Webb told CBC News.

From the Ocumetics’ website, it shows that the procedure would only take 8 minutes as the Bionic Lens is painlessly inserted in the eye just like a cataract surgery. The procedure involves removing the lens inside the eye and is replaced with an artificial lens. It is an outpatient procedure without having to use anesthesia. The patient also does not have to stay overnight.

A syringe is used to fix the bionic lens in the eye , filling it with a saline solution as the lens is folded in half like a taco then it settles itself on the eye within 10 seconds and …voila! The sight is “immediately corrected.”

“If you can just barely see the clock at 10 feet, when you get the Bionic Lens, you can see the clock at 30 feet away,” Webb said.

With Snellen chart for visual acuity to measure, Webb tells that his bionic lenses offers a vision that is three times better than 20/20 vision.

They had followed Webb with his new discovery about visual improvements pertaining to its accuracy and range.

Webb says that the Bionic Lens is completely safe and will not trigger biophysical changes in the eye.

Other important advantages of having the Bionic Lens implanted in the eye is that a person can never get cataracts since the lens that is being replaced does not deteriorate. Another is , the implant procedure is much safer than laser surgery that involves burning of tissues resulting to various complications such as having trouble seeing clearly at night and being sensitive to glare.

Webb exhibited his bionic lens to 14 top ophthalmologists in mid-April at an annual conference for cataracts and refractive surgery. He said that surgeons were pleased and some of them will be participating in future clinical trials.




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