The struggle that a visually impaired person experiences whenever finding a perfect eyeglasses frame is only the tip of the iceberg. Even if they’ve bought the coolest eyeglasses frame in the planet, it doesn’t change the fact that they have to deal with an eye disease throughout their life.
A gold-studded eyeglasses frame can’t change that. It can’t lessen that helpless feeling that your eyes need to depend on a pair of specs in order to function properly.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), as of 2014 the number of visually impaired worldwide is 285 million people but there is still hope because 80% of these can be prevented or cured. Armed with this data, the medical community, specifically the eye doctors all over the world made it a mission to discover various eye treatments such as:
Raindrop Near Vision Corneal Inlay
As explained by ReVision Optics, Inc., the maker of Raindrop, it treats presbyopia by placing an inlay below the surface of the non-dominant eye. The ideal candidate for this procedure is 41-65 years old and hasn’t undergone in any eye surgery before.
Ocumetics Bionic Lens
This was developed by Dr. Garth Webb, an optometrist in British Columbia. It puts an end in buying specs and contact lens, and even the dilemma over eyeglasses frame picking. How effective it is? Webb says in an interview at Collective Evolution, “If you can just barely see the clock at 10 feet, when you get the Bionic Lens you can see the clock at 30 feet away.”
Robot-assisted eye surgery
University of Oxford professor named Dr. Robert E. MacLaren and his colleagues achieved the first-ever successful eye surgery performed by robots. The system can remove epiretinal membrane, which is a scar on the retina, with 10 times more accurate than manual surgery, as told by Dr. Marc de Smet, one of the developers of the robot, in NBC News. This means less surgery errors.
NewEyes 2G Plus
This is not an eye treatment but an eye enhancement. This medical breakthrough by EYECOS can change the color of the eyes. We’re not sure though if this has long-lasting and permanent effect. According to EYECOS, this is “a non-surgical outpatient laser technique, and therefore lacks the typical complications of intraocular surgery.”
The research and development for effective eye treatments continues up to this day. Solutions that would not only cure eye problems but have zero complications. And before you try one of the cures above, we suggest going to your trusted eye doctor first for a thorough examination or checkup.