01.09.09

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British inventor Josh Silver, a former professor of physics at Oxford University, has devised water-lensed glasses that can be easily altered to meet almost any prescription.

“Silver has devised a pair of glasses which rely on the principle that the fatter a lens the more powerful it becomes. Inside the device’s tough plastic lenses are two clear circular sacs filled with fluid, each of which is connected to a small syringe attached to either arm of the spectacles.

The wearer adjusts a dial on the syringe to add or reduce amount of fluid in the membrane, thus changing the power of the lens. When the wearer is happy with the strength of each lens the membrane is sealed by twisting a small screw, and the syringes removed. The principle is so simple, the team has discovered, that with very little guidance people are perfectly capable of creating glasses to their own prescription.”

Such an obvious yet innovative idea. Brilliant and wonderful.

written by Christopher | tags: , ,

2 Responses to “Water-Based Glasses”

  1. Kip Gilani Says:

    I do believe diferrent because my friends use another model.It’s comfortable and i love it’s very much.But next 3D Products I will consider this 3D stuffs that you present.Appreciate!!!

  2. Takako Fenninger Says:

    What a beautiful idea to do with your kids I have worked in Ethiopia and seen women travel up to 6 hours every day for water that isn’t even clean. This is a great idea to keep in mind when I have kids to help them appreciate their blessings without taking them on a 13 hour plane ride! All the best

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