Looks like AR-powered Smart Contact Lenses could be closer than you can expect. Many tech companies have been working on developing different types of contact lenses for years now. With that, the AR-powered contact lenses are tasked with correcting users’ vision as well as providing a myriad of AR features that will be soon commercially available for the masses to utilize.
Smart Lenses with AR
Mojo Vision has been working on its AR-powered contact lenses application for some time now. The Mojo Lens was first introduced back in 2020 and just recently, the tech giant has demoed a prototype of the Artificial Reality contact lens dubbed as Mojo Lens.
According to the reports, the Mojo Lens is a smart AR-powered contact lens capable of showing data including but not limited to sports matches, health information, weather information, and more as it ventures into the augmented reality world.
About the display tech, Mojo Lens uses a high-density monochrome MicroLED display which has a size of a grain of sand to showcase all the content on the lens that the user can consume.
Mojo Lens also uses a scleral lens that corrects the user’s vision which is another part of the technology that Mojo Vision is working on. As per the latest update, Mojo Vision is looking for volunteers to test out the Mojo Lens prototype before it can be sold out commercially. As per the timeline is concerned, the tech giant is expected to roll out these smart contact lenses as early as next year although it is yet to be confirmed.
These aren’t the only AR contact lenses though because there are other companies working on the same as well. InWithCorp showed its soft and smart contact lens at CES 2022 that brings onboard advanced autofocus technology to rectify the user’s vision. Apart from that, there are other capabilities that the smart contact lens can offer onboard.
In any case, smart contact lenses are still a bit out of place and the technology is still evolving. With that being said, with the evolution of AR applications, it could be sooner than you can expect for sure.