‘Hair Glasses’: Eyeglasses made of human hair

hair glasses

Made from hair and bioresin, the resulting frames are 100 percent biodegradable.

Human hair has been turned into sustainalbe eyewear by two Royal College of Art students, Azusa Murakami and Alexander Groves.  Petroleum-based plastic or energy-intensive wire frames are a necessary evil for those who are not blessed with 20/20 vision.  “Hair glasses,” however, tap into a readily available and renewable resource: the millions of pounds of hair cuttings that salons across the United Kingdom throw away each year.


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emPower Electronic Corrective Eyeglasses to Replace Progressive Lenses and Bifocals

electronic eyeglasses

The emPower glasses use liquid crystals to avoid the problems of bifocals.

A new device may be joining smartphones, iPads and music players that you have to charge overnight: electronic eyeglasses. These glasses have tiny batteries, microchips and assorted electronics to turn reading power on when you need it and off when you don’t.


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A Different Kind Of Eyeglasses


Seeing is blissful


For many people past the age of 40, focusing on close objects just gets harder and harder. Most people with this condition, called presbyopia, eventually give in and get reading glasses, bifocals or glasses with progressive lenses. But what if there were another alternative that didn’t require people to carry an extra set of glasses or have only part of their field of vision in focus at any one time?
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Improved Retinal Implant Stimulates Neurons To Restore Sight

Improved Retinal Implant Stimulates Neurons To Restore Sight 
A new retinal implant sits mostly outside the eye. 

For many blind or partially sighted people, implants that stimulate healthy nerve cells connected to their retinas could help restore some normal vision. Researchers have been working on such implants since the 1980s but with only limited success. A major hurdle is making an implant that can stay in the eye for years without declining in performance or causing inflammation.

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