Everyone says that technology is improving before our eyes, but with the creation of new smart contact lenses that statement may be truer than ever before. 

These new lenses feature a scleral lens that corrects the user’s vision while also incorporating a tiny microLED display, smart sensors, and batteries. This technology allows wearers to see a display screen float before their eyes, allowing musicians to see their music and speakers to see the words of their speech.

Additionally, smart lens technology can be used to collect health data, giving the user the ability to self-monitor intraocular pressure or glucose. These lenses could also provide extended-release drug delivery options, which could benefit diagnosis and treatment plans. 

However, there are privacy concerns related to these new smart lenses. These concerns are similar to concerns about consumer privacy that surfaced after Google’s launch of smart glasses in 2014. 

Read more about the potential successes and drawbacks of these smart lenses from the original source, linked below.