Spanish researcher creates first smart glasses to correct eye defects

Spanish researcher creates the first smart glasses to correct eye defects. image: umu

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 ”.

Chris was born in a small village in Wales, where he ran his own construction business for many years, before deciding in 1990 to trade the gray skies and rain for the sun and the lifestyle of the Costa del Sol. At the end of last year he moved to the south of Portugal and now resides in the Algarve. Having sung and performed in a rock band in Wales he still enjoys going out and entertaining in his spare time, singing in restaurants and golf clubs. His interests are of course music, especially from the 60s and 70s, movies, fine dining, and he has a passion for graphic design and online marketing.


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