A telescope for the eye: New contacts may improve sight for macular degeneration patients

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(The Optical Society) Contact lenses correct eyesight but do nothing to improve blurry vision of those suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness among older adults in the western world. Now a team of researchers has created a slim, telescopic contact lens that can switch between normal and magnified vision. With refinements, the system could offer AMD patients a relatively unobtrusive way to enhance their vision. The work was published today in Optics Express. (Source: EurekAlert! – Social and Behavioral Science)