by Rebekah Rhoden in Tech on Thursday 4 July 2013

It’s always inspiring to see how technological discoveries influence the medical world, because after all, the purpose of technology is to make our lives easier. Recently, a team of DARPA-funded researchers from the US and Switzerland have figured out how to improve the vision of people with age-related macular degeneration through the use of contact lenses that act as telescopes.

The contacts have mirrored surfaces that spread the light throughout the retina magnified up to 2.8 times. This technology is currently in the process of being perfected, but eventually it will be instrumental in aiding AMD patients.