Dave Zakutin an American inventor devised a simple mechanism for cleaning contact lenses, according to a recent report by Ontario"s Kitchener Waterloo Record.
The Jitter Bug contact lens cleaning system has two small plastic compartments and is simple to use contact lenses are placed inside and at the press of a button the contraption vibrates, cleaning the lenses.
Mr Zakutin believes his hands-free device will be the answer to the world"s 40 million contact lens users who struggle to clean their lenses effectively.
And the inventor gave a simple explanation for the motivation behind his invention.
"I wear contact lenses. Every day I wake up and try to figure out how I can make life better," he said.
There have been a number of developments recently that promise to make life easier for contact lens users.
These include UV-protective contacts which darken when exposed to bright light and drug-releasing lenses that offer glaucoma patients correct and consistent dosages.
by Emily Tait