I got excited when I first started reading this article with the picture of normal reading glasses shown at the beginning. But when I got down to the part that showed the actual glasses being used it really deflated my expectations. Up till then I was only interested in seeing the price. I really don't want to look like a Borg from a Star Trek movie.
To Nobody: Resistance is futile!
Douglas Bennett Rogers
The weight of progressive lenses is a big complaint. In 1993 I discovered the miracle of IOLs. I have "monovision" with one at infinity and the other at 24 in. People warned me against doing this. Best thing I ever did!
Like the idea but I will end up looking like the terminator. Great research maybe they could tone it down for sale in the future, here in the UK we have specsavers so I'll stick to to them just got my specs today from Kirkby branch if your ever around pop down
Memories of TruFocals adjustable eyeglasses (see 10 Oct 2010 New Atlas) make me wary of liquid-filled lenses. I bought TruFocals, but the seal between the lenses kept failing, allowing the liquid to leak out. The company abruptly closed, leaving us who had purchased the eyeglasses with a useless $1000.00 product. I liked the glasses and would still be using them if the company hadn't failed. Meanwhile, I don't really mind having been part of an experiment in advancing technology.
This is very interesting. I do not doubt that these will be available one day, and that they will look somewhat like normal eye wear. And, hopefully, the cost will be reasonable. I really hope I live long enough to see all of this happen.
The picture in the article misled me too. Maybe their media expert saw the borg picture, realized it wouldn't get attention, and switched it. Bait and switch.
I clicked on the article to see how they'd managed to put autofocal function into the glasses shown. I expect eye-correction technology will outpace shrinking autofocus glasses.
I had a duplicitous patient manager wrangle me into a pair of progressive lenses once. She said "It'll take about a week to get used to them." Two weeks later, with a sore neck, headache, and sore eyes, I took them back to the office and demanded bifocals. I'm an active senior with asstigmatism, and with no prescription over 80% of the lens, I couldn't see my feet or rear view mirrors and had to turn my head for every glance. I have a feeling that these lovely geeky steampunk-meets-WallE head coverings would produce the same gigantic holes in my vision. PASS. The sad thing is that this was released extremely prematurely, a marketing nightmare.
Bill Bennett
To Nobody, I agree 100%.
Or you could have surgery to replace your lens with a multifocal intraocular lens (IOL). Takes about 15 minutes, costs a lot ($5,000+ per eye), but it's a simple surgery done regularly as part of the millions of cataract surgeries done every year. But you'll have to forego the awe-inspiring Robocop headset and Maz Kanata goggles.