Scientists develop ‘Autofocals’ for Presbyopia

Approximately 1.2 billion people worldwide are currently affected by presbyopia which starts to affect one’s near vision around the age of 45. As we age, the crystalline lenses in our eyes stiffen and lose the elasticity which is required to focus on nearby objects and thus due to presbyopia people struggle to view close objects in sharp focus.

However, scientists have created a prototype of auto-focusing eyeglasses which automatically focus on where the wearer is looking. The prototype eyeglasses (named ‘Autofocals’) uses eye tracking technology and depth sensor data which can process the information and help to view close objects with sharp focus more accurately and efficiently than traditional eyeglasses

This can help correct presbyopia and offer a more efficient and precise solution than traditional glasses and will play an important role in near vision correction in the future.

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