Next Generation Wearable: Google Contact Lenses

There is a worldwide demand of vision care therefore the creation and development of contact lenses. Contact lenses are form of vision correction and it is common here in Singapore. Many Singaporeans consider it because it can now correct almost all eye problems like astigmatism, myopia, hyperopia and presbyopia. Despite the recent developments in eye care (like surgical procedures and lens technology), there are many people who still consider contact lenses because it is safe, inexpensive and effective.


Google is banking on this. You should know that Google is developing smart lenses. These smart lenses are more than correcting eye problems. Here are some things you need to know about the next generation wearable:

  • What it can do: You have heard that diabetes is a growing problem not only here in Singapore but around the world. You may not be familiar about the everyday struggles of people with diabetes but controlling their blood sugar levels is a daunting task. Google wanted to help. So it thought about employing contact lenses to track the glucose levels of patients with diabetes. Google is proud to announce that they are building a smart lens that can gauge glucose levels in tears.


  • Technology behind it: How can smart lenses gauge your glucose levels? Your tear has something to do with that but it is just the tip of the iceberg. Google is developing contact lenses that are equipped with minute wireless chip as well as scaled-down glucose sensor. Wireless chip and glucose sensors are implanted in the layers of the contact lenses. Google is exploring the idea of incorporating LED lights that can warn the wearer of glucose levels.
  • When to expect it: It is still early to say when this technology will be released in the market but it is safe to say that researchers are doing their best to make this available soon. Google is working with partners to bring this technology to people who really need it.

This technology will surely help a lot of people in the long run. Though they are still in the testing stage, the fact that this project holds too much potential is good enough for people with eye problems (like astigmatism, myopia, hyperopia and presbyopia) and diabetes.

Apart from health benefits, contact lenses can significantly improve self-esteem and confidence of wearers as compared to those who are using spectacle glasses. With that, contact lenses are worth the shot if you give it a chance. If you are fed up with your spectacles, you can always make the switch. Just go to your optometrist.


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