A new bionic eye lens currently in development would give humans 3x 20/20 vision, at any age. Dr. Garth Webb, an optometrist in British Columbia who was looking for a way to optimize eyesight regardless of a person’s health or age, developed the lens named Ocumetics Bionic Lens.
With this remarkable lens, patients would have perfect vision, ending the need for driving glasses, progressive lenses, and contacts, all of which are set to become a dim memory as the eye-care industry is transformed, CBC reports.
Even better is the fact that people who get the lens surgically inserted will never get cataracts, because the lens replaces that of their natural eye, which inevitably decays over time.
Webb says that anyone over the age of 25 is the best candidate, because that is when the eye is fully developed.
Dr. Phillips Kirk Labor, a Top10MD Ophthalmologist in Grapevine Texas states “The best vision is, at least in part, a function of the density of cone photoreceptors in the macula of the retina…the intraocular lens looks similar to other implants and may have a telescopic component to get better than 20/20 vision although without knowing the intricacies of the mechanics of how the lens works, I can’t say for sure.
I’ve just finished participating in clinical trials for a lens that routinely provides better than 20/20 vision, it’s hoped that it will receive FDA approval within the next couple of years once the FDA has had a chance to review all of the data. Also, all lens replacement surgery means you can’t get a cataract afterward. In addition, most good cataract or lens replacement surgeons can perform the surgery in 10 minutes or less. What most people don’t realize is all the preparation that goes into making the surgery successful – which can take several days and require many different aspects of a practice to accomplish.
Give us until 2017 and we’ll have the opportunity to put the best implant available in the U.S. in your eyes. You’ll have great distant, intermediate (computer) distance and near vision. Although, if you want something sooner I can do for you what I did for my wife and thousands of others – Crystalens in both eyes for her 50th birthday, she can now do most things without any reading glasses.”
Dr. Phillips Kirk Labor is a Dallas, Fort Worth and Grapevine Texas Ophthalmologist and Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Labor is Medical Director of Eye Consultants of Texas of Grapevine, Texas. Dr. Labor has been named Top10MD for two years in a row an honor only 1-in-3 doctors succeed with this recognition in the United States. To schedule your appointment contact Dr. Labor today and start seeing again what you don’t see now.