Do you have a blurry vision and are looking for a permanent fix? Have you always felt like your destiny is to become Superman? If your answer is yes, then you’re in luck! Say hello to Ocumetics Bionic Lens that is capable of imparting a sight of 60/20 – thrice times the normal sight of 20/20. As far as eye prosthetics go; this is a huge leap and is seemingly quite painless as well.
Meet Garth Webb who is a British Columbia optometrist and also the founder of Ocumetics and creator of Bionic Lens. He claimed that his product can allow someone who can’t see something from a distance of 10 ft. to see it from 30 ft. away. He also claimed that his surgically implanted lenses will prevent cataracts from forming since these implants basically replace the rotted human lens.
Garth Webb said, “At age 45 I had to struggle with reading glasses, which like most people, I found was a great insult. To this day I curse my progressive glasses. I also wear contact lenses, which I also curse just about every day.”
Webb also stated that the procedure is same as the cataract surgery. The natural lens that the user is born with has to be removed and then surgeon folds up the Ocumetics’ Bionic Lens into a syringe and injects it into the required area. As per Webb, the surgery lasts for about 8 minutes and leaves the patient with amazingly superhuman eyesight. This process would once and for all relinquish the need for glasses and contact lenses.
Ophthalmologist Vincent DeLuise teaches at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, said, “There’s a lot of excitement about the Bionic Lens from very experienced surgeons who perhaps had some cynicism about this because they’ve seen things not work in the past. They think that this might actually work and they’re eager enough that they all wish to be on the medical advisory board to help him on his journey.”
Clinical trials on humans still have to be performed, however, Bionic Lens will be ready for consumer market in Canada within two years given that everything goes smoothly. It shall be introduced in other countries as well, as soon as the governments find a way of regulating it.
Webb and his team have so far invested about $3 million into the research of Bionic Lens. Fingers crossed for a glasses-free future!