We may soon be able to see three times better than 20/20 vision without wearing glasses or contacts…even at the age of 100 or older. This could be made possible by new bionic lenses that are implanted in the eye.
Optometrist Dr. Garth Webb invented the Ocumetics Bionic Lens which he says will completely transform the eye-care industry. Patients will be able to have perfect vision without driving glasses, progressive lenses or contact lenses.
Dr. Webb also said that the Bionic Lens would make laser surgery obsolete. Laser surgery requires the burning away of healthy corneal tissue and is often accompanied by side effects such as glare, the need for night-time driving glasses and later cataracts.
Dr. Webb also explains that people who have the bionic lenses surgically inserted will never get cataracts because their natural lenses, which decay over time, would have been replaced.
Perfect eyesight would result “no matter how crummy your eyes are,” Dr. Webb says, adding the Bionic Lens would be an option for someone who depends on corrective lenses and is over about age 25, when the eye structures are fully developed.
“This is vision enhancement that the world has never seen before,” he says, showing a Bionic Lens, which looks like a tiny button.
“If you can just barely see the clock at 10 feet, when you get the Bionic Lens you can see the clock at 30 feet away,” says Dr. Webb, demonstrating how a custom-made lens that folded like a taco in a saline-filled syringe would be placed in an eye, where it would unravel itself within 10 seconds.
He says the procedure is painless, identical to cataract surgery, only takes about eight minutes and corrects a patient’s sight immediately.
Dr. Webb’s mission is fueled by the “obsession” he’s had to liberate himself and others from corrective lenses since he was in Grade 2, when he himself had to wear glasses. “My heroes were cowboys, and cowboys just did not wear glasses,” Dr. Webb explained. “At age 45 I had to struggle with reading glasses, which like most people, I found was a great insult. To this day I curse my progressive glasses. I also wear contact lenses, which I also curse just about every day.”
This amazing life-changing device could be available in as little as two years. The Bionic Lens will first have to undergo pending clinical trials on animals and then blind human eyes.