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Consumer Electronics Show Report: Next Generation Eyewear Technology

Feb. 7, 2018

Technology and the ophthalmic industry are intersecting to produce awesome visual devices with applications from virtual reality to artificial sight systems for the visually impaired. See what’s in the fast-paced product pipeline in this report on the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show by Andrew Karp of VM and 20/20.

Ophthalmic Intersects with Tech
ODs are Working with Tech Companies

VISION THERAPY. New technology aids eye tracking exercises with help from specialized software.

INTRAOCULAR LENSES. Intraocular lenses that can be adjusted post-surgically to effect refractive index change.

VIRTUAL REALITY. Technology that uses eyecare industry expertise to enhance virtual reality user experience.

 

 

ODs AT SHOW. ODs were seen working at booths of exhibitors at show, and also roamed the floor as attendees.

SEEN ON SIGN AT SHOW: “Hey Google, am I going to need sunglasses today?”

CROSS-FERTILIZATION. The technology and ophthalmics worlds will leverage each other to improve. For example, cameras using ophthalmic expertise to improve auto-focus functionality.

 

 

Andrew Karp, is group editor, Lenses & Technology, for 20/20 and Vision Monday. To contact him: akarp@jobson.com

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