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These Contact Lenses Give You Telescopic Vision


So this is pretty much one of those things you've always wanted from the future, right? Researchers have created a prototype contact lens-and-glasses system that lets you zoom in on something to 2.8X magnification. The lenses do the zooming, while the glasses let you switch between normal and magnified vision.

Right now, the lens' engineers, a team with members from California and Switzerland, are designing it for people with age-related macular degeneration, which is the number-one cause of vision loss in Americans older than 60.

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