Are 3D contact lenses a step too far?

Are 3D contact lenses a step too far?

Contact lenses which may enable people to watch 3D films without the need for special glasses may be taking the technology slightly too far, according to one writer.

Writing for TIME magazine, Michelle Castillo said that recent reports of new lenses being used to change the way people interact with the world, such as giving them information about everything they see, may be unnecessary.

"I"m all for the emerging health technology, but a contact lens that I have to stick in my eye to see 3D seems unnecessary," she explained.

The writer also pointed to research which suggested that 3D may hamper eye development in young children and may also be harmful to the eye if such a product was used on a long-term basis.

According to an article in a recent issue of New Scientist, new types of lenses may be able to change the way in which people go about their daily lives, following a series of studies by Babak Parviz at the University of Washington in Seattle.

by Alexa Kaczka

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