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Drivers 4 Times More Likely to Have Accident When Not Wearing Glasses Driving

Have you been caught without specs behind the wheel? If you have, then it could spell danger for some drivers as a study finds motorists were more likely to have an accident if they didn’t wear their glasses whilst driving, increasing the risk as much as four times.

According to the recent study by insurance providers Direct Line, nearly 20 percent of just over 2,000 motorists had experienced a crash in the last two years, with this figure jumping to nearly 70 percent for those individuals who choose not to wear glasses.

The issues may be greater to drivers not having a regular

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Samsung Patents Smart Contact Lens With Built-in Camera

You can forget about all those top of the range smart glasses. Yes, Google may have already jumped on the tech bandwagon with their Google Glass product, but contact lenses are set to undergo a gizmo renaissance thanks to Samsung.

The South Korean giant has filed a unique patent that features a built-in camera. This in turn projects images into the eye. Seeing may very well be believing as these contacts provide a number of different functions.

How will they work?

From a crystal clear display to an antenna and sensors, Samsung are set to bring you the complete picture. So how does it exactly work? The antenna will

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Shoppers Beware: Facebook Ray-Ban Sunglasses Scam!

Ray-Ban sunglasses are some of the most iconic sunglasses in the world. They’ve been worn in some of modern culture’s most important Hollywood movies including Top Gun, Reservoir Dogs, Terminator 2, Risky Business, Taxi Driver with Robert De Niro and Cobra with Sylvester Stallone as well as the more recent films, James Bond’s Casino Royale and the latest Skyfall.

The Ray-Ban brand has been around since the 1930s and over the decades, two distinct styles have become classics within the fashion industry; the Ray-Ban Aviator and the Ray-Ban Wayfarer are two of the most copied

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Glasses to stop Laser Pen Attacks

Lasers Stopped in Their Tracks Thanks to Innovative Glasses

Following our previous piece about the danger of laser pens, it seems they’re still causing creating news.

As we are all fully aware, laser pens can cause severe damage to your eyes and are unfortunately being utilised at airports, especially when pilots are due to take off.  These pocket sized  products really do pack a punch.

We may have seen lasers in action from some silly football fans in an attempt to distract players too. Some of the most high-profile players to fall foul of lasers include the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney. Ronaldo was actually targeted by one member

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Microsoft HoloLens: The True Future of Augmented Reality?

Microsoft HoloLens: The True Future of Augmented Reality?

Tech companies are certainly doing some clever stuff with glasses at the moment – to the extent that an emerging product category, that of “smart glasses”, has been tipped to see sales of over 12 million by 2020. We’ve been particularly intrigued by one of the early projects in this area, Google Glass – but the Microsoft HoloLens could actually turn out to be the bigger game-changer.

What exactly is Microsoft HoloLens?

Juniper Research defines smart glasses as “head-mounted … devices that provide display and computing capabilities while overlaying, but not replacing, the visual world”

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Half of Global Population will Require Specs by 2050

When it comes to that old favourite, Marmite it tends to split individuals. Some either love it or hate it. However, are you a glasses half full or empty kinda person?

Never mind about seeing the world through rose tinted spectacles, check this out for size. It seems that in less than four decades, half the people on the planet will need eyewear. Now that’s a real eye opener if ever there was one.

According to recent reports, 2050 is the key date, or so the scientists predict. Of course, this is ultimately down to a number of different factors such as staring at a laptop or computer screen

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The Age of the Bionic Eye

We’ve all seen sci-fi films which feature a bionic eye one way or another, but who knew it would actually be developed and is now giving blind people the gift of sight once again!

Oxford’s John Radcliffe hospital has been undergoing trials for a new pioneering implant – an electronic, ‘bionic’ implant, which has been tested since 2012. The newest generation of the implant has been trailed on Rhian Lewis, 49 a mother of two from Cardiff and was the first time the implant has been trialled outside of Germany.

Rhian lost her sight in her right eye 16 years

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