Spanish researcher creates first smart glasses to correct eye defects
Pablo Artal, researcher at the University of Murcia (UMU), obtained a grant from the La Caixa Foundation to help him develop his latest project. Artal is working to create the world’s first smart glasses capable of correcting eye defects.
The La Caixa Foundation awarded four new grants to biomedical research projects. They see these projects as worthy of help, due to their innovative character, with the potential to move from laboratory to market, thus improving people’s health and quality of life.
As reported this Monday, December 27 by the University, there are approximately 100 million people worldwide who suffer from visual disturbances that cannot be completely corrected with glasses or contact lenses.
Some are the result of high order eye defects. “These can have a significant effect on the quality of vision by producing annoying reflections, halos and difficulty seeing in low light,” commented a spokesperson for the university.
He adds: “These lead to an overall reduction in the independence and quality of life of patients. Currently, there are no adequate treatments or devices to correct these eye defects ”.