Headlines This Contact Lens Has an ‘Artificial Iris’ Published 6 years ago on December 8, 2016 By INVISION Staff Share Tweet It could help people with diseases and injuries. A new concept for a contact lens with an “artificial iris” could help people with a variety of eye diseases and injuries. The idea was shared recently at the International Electron Devices Meeting, which was held in San Francisco, IEEE Spectrum reports. The lens “uses concentric LCDs to mimic the expansion and contraction of the pupil that’s normally controlled by the iris,” the website explains. That could be a boon for people who have problems of the iris, since for them, “being out in the sun or just under bright indoor light is painful,” IEEE Spectrum notes. The concept is part of the work of Professor Herbert De Smet of the University of Ghent in collaboration with other researchers. Advertisement But there’s still significant work to be done on the idea. The researchers know how to make each component, including LCDs, solar cells and drivers, work. But they still need to get them all to function together. Read more at IEEE Spectrum Related Topics:contact lensesHerbert De SmetresearchUniversity of Ghent click to Comment(Comment) Up Next Eye Institute Gets $31M Donation Don't Miss After Overtime Rule Is Blocked, Some Employers Face Tough Choices SPONSORED VIDEO Explore New Crizal® Sapphire™ HR lenses on Leonardo Did you know there’s an online course on the new Crizal Sapphire HR lenses available now on Leonardo? With best-in-class learning content, including a wide range of ABO certified CE courses, Leonardo can take your practice’s optical knowledge to the next level. Visit leonardo.essilorluxottica.com today to learn about new Crizal Sapphire HR and take advantage of the 3-month free trial of this innovative online learning platform brought to you by EssilorLuxottica. You may like Promoted Headlines 5 REASONS WHY BIOACETATE S70® IS THE BETTER, GREENER ALTERNATIVE FOR EYEWEAR Explore New Crizal® Sapphire™ HR lenses on Leonardo Essilor Varilux Young Presbyope Testimonial Video Essilor Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Do You Or Don't You12 hours ago 58% of You Offer Health Insurance, the Remainder Don’t Buzz Session12 hours ago We Asked ECPs What Took Them a Surprisingly Long Time to Realize They Were Doing Wrong Benchmarks12 hours ago Check Out These Six Memorably Named Eyecare Businesses Best of the Best13 hours ago Want to Curate a Top-Level Eyewear Collection? Start with the Rep… Headlines19 hours ago Few Retailers Investing in Improving Experiences of Frontline Workers Headlines2 weeks ago Optical Industry Trade Shows and Conferences 2023 Headlines2 weeks ago Georgia Ophthalmologist to Pay $1.85M to Settle Fraud Claims Headlines2 weeks ago Founding Dean Named for Optometry School at High Point University in North Carolina Real Deal3 weeks ago Patients Are Upset About Unexpected Out-of-Pocket Costs. Who’s to Blame? Spexy2 weeks ago 3 Reasons to Purge Stagnant Inventory for the New Year Spexy2 weeks ago 3 Reasons to Purge Stagnant Inventory for the New Year Sponsored Content1 month ago Explore New Crizal® Sapphire™ HR lenses on Leonardo Sponsored Content2 months ago Varilux Young Presbyope Testimonial Video Sponsored Content3 months ago Explore New Crizal® Sapphire™ HR lenses on Leonardo Sponsored Content3 months ago NEW Crizal® Sapphire™ HR No-Glare Lenses Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important news and business ideas for eyecare professionals every weekday from INVISION. Advertisement Advertisement Most Popular Brand Portfolio1 week ago This Attractive Florida Practice Lets Its Brand Do the Marketing Headlines3 days ago Nelly’s Continuous Eye Rolls During Odd Performance in Australia Draw Concern Columns1 week ago What Does the New Google Mean for Your Eyecare Business? Headlines4 days ago Data Incidents Reported at 2 Eyecare Practices Style to Sell!2 days ago You Only Need 5 Minutes to Increase Your Capture Rate! Seriously. Headlines1 week ago Bausch + Lomb Acquires AcuFocus Ophthalmic Medical Device Company Products5 days ago Not So Basic: 9 Patterned Specs and Sun Styles for Something Special John Marvin1 week ago What’s Your Personal Growth Plan for 2023?