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10 Crazy Things Contacts Can Do

        Health | Eye

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Telescopic Vision
Imagine the power of a telescope embedded in your contact lenses.  © matsilvan/iStock/Thinkstock
Imagine the power of a telescope embedded in your contact lenses. © matsilvan/iStock/Thinkstock

Just as if you were looking through a telephoto camera lens or a telescope, there are contact lenses able to magnify what you're looking at by 2.8 times. Yes, finally your very own superpower! Well, it's more about correcting poor vision than seeing like Superman.

When used with a pair of specially designed 3-D glasses, these gas permeable contacts are intended to help people with age-related macular degeneration see normally and focus in on small details without relying on biopic telescope low vision aids, which can be bulky or awkward.


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