High-tech contact lenses correct color blindness


These images illustrate the effect a metasurface-based contact lens would have on a person with deuteranomaly. The left image shows the original scenario while the middle image is how the scene would look to a person with deuteranomaly. The image on the right represents the scene viewed with deuteranomaly and corrected with the new contact lenses. Credit: Sharon Karepov, Tel Aviv University

Researchers have incorporated ultra-thin optical devices known as metasurfaces into off-the-shelf contact lenses to correct deuteranomaly, a form of red-green color blindness. The new customizable contact lens could offer a convenient and comfortable way to help people who experience various forms of color blindness.

“Problems with distinguishing red from green interrupt simple daily routines such as deciding whether a banana is ripe,” said Sharon Karepov from Tel Aviv University in…



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