Spanish researcher creates first smart glasses to rectify eye defects

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Spanish researcher creates first smart glasses to rectify eye defects
Spanish researcher creates first smart glasses to rectify eye defects. image: umu

Spanish researcher creates first smart glasses to rectify eye defects

Pablo Artal, a researcher at the University of Murcia (UMU), has obtained a grant from the La Caixa Foundation to help him develop his latest project. Artal is working on the creation of the world’s first smart glasses, which will be able to correct ocular defects.

The La Caixa Foundation has awarded four new grants to biomedical research projects. They see these projects as worthy of aid, due to their innovative nature, having the potential to go from the laboratory to the market, thus improving people’s health and quality of life.

As reported this Monday, December 27, by the University, there are around 100 million people around the world who suffer from visual disorders that cannot be fully corrected with glasses or contact lenses.

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Some are the consequence of high-order ocular defects. “These can have a significant effect on the quality of vision by producing distracting glare, halos, and difficulty seeing in low light”, commented a university spokesperson.

Adding, “These result in an overall reduction in independence and quality of life for patients. Currently, there are no adequate treatments or devices to correct these eye defects”.

Chris was born in a small village in Wales, where he ran his own successful construction company for many years, before deciding in 1990, to swap the grey skies and rain for the sunshine and lifestyle of the Costa del Sol. Late last year he made the move to Southern Portugal, and is now residing on the Algarve. Having sung and played in a rock band back in Wales, he still likes to go out and entertain in his spare time, singing in restaurants and golf clubs. Interests are of course music, especially from the 60s and 70s, movies, nice restaurants, and he has a passion for graphic design and online marketing.

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