Can a pair of bionic lenses restore perfect vision to those with eyesight problems? According to Dr. Garth Webb, an optometrist from British Columbia, Canada, the answer is yes: the bionic lenses are implanted directly onto the eye and allow you to have perfect eyesight for life, even with the ageing process, without the need for any glasses or contact lenses.
The claim is that these miracle lenses can not only restore eyesight deterioration but give you eyesight up to three times better than average.
The bionic lenses are suitable for anyone over the age of 25, the age when the eye is fully developed, and look set to transform the eyecare industry; soon the need for driving glasses, reading glasses, varifocals and contact lenses will be a thing of the past. Furthermore, patients who receive a bionic lens will never develop cataracts, because the eye’s natural lens, that can deteriorate over time, is replaced
According to data provided by Dr. Webb, the view that you get with new bionic lenses it is three times better than so-called twenty-twenty vision. The lenses in question are Bionic Ocumentics Lenses and the implantation process requires only eight minutes, says Dr. Webb. To see how it works, read on…
How is it done?
Installation is quick and most importantly, pain-free and allows the ophthalmologist to correct the patient’s vision immediately.
The procedure is very different from cataract surgery, which is now routine in all hospitals in the western world: it simply replaces the natural lens with the artificial lens and there is no need for either hospitalization or anesthesia; a local anaesthetic is all that is required. The bionic lens is folded inside a syringe of saline and unravels itself when inserted into the patient’s eye. Dr. Webb claims that even patients who currently struggle to see a clock face at 10 feet will be able to read the time at a distance of 30 feet with their new bionic vision. His mission to free others from their reliance on corrective lenses stems from having to wear glasses himself from a young age: his heroes were cowboys, who were never seen wearing glasses!
At a conference of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery in San Diego, Dr Webb presented his research to leading American ophthalmologists, who were intrigued by the innovative design of the bionic lenses. Dr. Vincent DeLuise, of Yale University, describes Dr Webb’s work as bringing us closer to the “holy grail” of perfect vision for everyone.
Is perfect vision achievable with bionic lenses?
Can this really be possible? For the time being, while the details of this technology have not yet been fully revealed, we can say that it appears to offer a number of advantages. The most important is perhaps the absence of side-effects – unlike laser surgery, which can cause soreness of the eyes and which is not suitable for every patient. Having a bionic lens fitted will be as quick, gentle and pain-free as having a cataract removed.
There is a risk that, over time, the bionic lenses may suffer from deterioration. Perhaps the project is not as straightforward as it seems: a lengthy research and development programme is still needed in order to bring the bionic lenses to market. To date, the project has taken eight years of hard work and has cost three million dollars, invested in international patents, research and development fees. After completion of clinical trials on animals and blind human patients, the lenses should be on sale within the next two years, although regulatory processes differ between countries. Dr. Webb believes that everyone has the right to perfect sight and his mission to achieve this continues.
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