A Canadian Has Invented Bionic Lenses That Could Help You See 3x Better Than 20/20

There’s a revolutionary new invention that could change the way we see the world.


Dr. Garth Webb, an optometrist in British Columbia, has invented something that could transform the eye-care industry in just a few years.

With the help of the Ocumetics Bionic Lens, you will be able to see three times better than 20/20 vision – even at the age of 100.  When the lens is implanted into your eye, you’ll be able to say goodbye to your driving glasses, contact lenses, and progressive lenses.

No matter how bad your sight was before, Webb promises that the lens will give you superhuman sight like you’ve never imagined. If you can barely make out a sign at 10 feet away, with the help of the lens, you’ll be able to make it out from 30-feet away.

Furthermore, according to Webb, users would never get cataracts because their natural lenses (which decay over time) would have been replaced.

Similar to a cataract procedure, the insertion of the lens into the eye takes about eight-minutes, and the results are instantaneous.

According to the CBC, Webb has been driven by an obsession to rid himself of glasses and contact lenses, and has spent eight years and close to $3 million researching and developing the Bionic Lens, getting international patents, and securing a biomedical manufacturing facility in Delta, B.C.

Most recently, Webb presented the lens to 14 of the world’s best ophthalmologists in San Diego priorto an annual gathering of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, where the idea was received with praise.

And it could be available in Canada in just two years.

It all depends on clinical trials on animals and then on the blind human eye. How does it compare to laser eye surgery? The latter involves the burning away of healthy corneal tissue, and is often associated with problems with glare, the need for nighttime driving glasses, and future cataracts. With the Bionic Lens, none of those things are an issue.

One thing’s for sure; Webb has his “sights” set high that the Bionic Lens will soon be a reality.
Photo Credit: Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press


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