Smart Contact Lenses Are Coming Soon – Here’s How to Get Them

A close-up of an eye with smart contact lens
August 1, 2023
James Ashford

Smart contact lenses are still in the early stages of development, but they hold enormous potential for the future. They can monitor and manage chronic health conditions, provide real-time feedback during athletic training, or even enhance our daily lives with augmented reality.

We can expect to see even more exciting applications as this technology evolves. Here, we’ll detail how a smart contact lens works, its benefits, and how pre-paid vision plans allow you to keep up with the latest developments.

What Are Smart Contact Lenses?

These revolutionary lenses are essentially miniature computers worn directly on the eye, providing a range of previously impossible functions.

Their creators equip these lenses with tiny sensors and microchips to detect and analyze data from the wearer’s eyes. This data can include things like blood sugar levels, eye pressure, and even the presence of certain diseases.

Smart contact lenses can change how we interact with the world and monitor and manage our eye health.

How Do Smart Contact Lenses Work?

Smart contact lenses utilize a combination of sensors and microelectronics to monitor various aspects of eye health.

These sensors can detect changes in eye pressure, glucose levels, and even specific biomarkers indicative of various eye diseases.

The microelectronics embedded in the lens then process this data and transmit it wirelessly to a smartphone or other device, allowing the wearer to monitor their eye health in real time.

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The Benefits of Smart Contact Lenses?

One key benefit of smart contact lenses is their ability to detect changes in eye health before they become serious problems. For example, they can detect changes in eye pressure that may indicate glaucoma, a severe eye disease that leads to blindness if left untreated.

By detecting these changes early, smart contact lenses can help individuals proactively manage their eye health and prevent serious complications.

Smart contact lenses benefit individuals at high risk for eye diseases or with a history of eye problems. This group includes individuals with diabetes, high blood pressure, or a family history of glaucoma.

However, smart contact lenses can benefit anyone interested in monitoring their eye health.

When Will Smart Contact Lenses Become Available?

Smart contact lenses are still in the developmental stage and unavailable for consumers.

Currently, testing is underway for smart contact lens prototypes that have the potential to provide a range of features, such as monitoring glucose levels, tracking eye movements, and even displaying augmented reality information.

It still needs to be determined whether smart contact lenses will be available with a prescription and whether they will be soft or hard lenses.

Why a Pre-Paid Vision Plan Is Important

Pre-paid vision plans are an essential tool for accessing smart contact lenses. Signing up for a pre-paid vision plan allows you to stay updated with the latest advancements in eye care, ensuring you have access to innovative and practical vision care technologies.

Pre-paid vision plans also provide access to regular check-ups. Eye care professionals can use these check-ups to monitor your eye health and identify potential issues, preventing serious eye conditions from developing.

With access to the latest technologies, including smart contact lenses, you can ensure your eyes are protected and healthy for years. You can take control of your eye health now by investing in a pre-paid vision plan with Vision Care Direct.

Not sure where to get started with recommending self-funded plans? Vision Care Direct of Oklahoma is pre-paid plan provider with and extensive of specialists who deliver eye care in Tulsa and nationwide with excellent value for employers and plan recipients.

Find out more about our self-funded plans and other flexible options.

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