30 thoughts on “Vision-improving nanoparticle eyedrops could end the need for glasses

  1. unknown_mechanism March 14, 2018 / 7:06 am

    So essentially they remove a superficial layer of cornea and instill a *”nanodrop”* in place. That’s interesting.

  2. TooManyJabberwocks March 14, 2018 / 7:06 am

    Kept waiting to read the downsides but it seems to just wear off/heal.

  3. Nazi_Marxist March 14, 2018 / 7:06 am

    Sounds cool but we’ll probably never hear about this again for another 40 years

  4. xaminmo March 14, 2018 / 7:06 am

    It reads like a scam email. “special nanoparticles”, and your phone serves as a low power laser?


    EDIT: The core info I got out of the article:

    > The first of these steps involves an app on the patient’s smartphone or mobile device that measures their eye refraction. A laser pattern is then created and projected onto the corneal surface of the eyes. This surgical procedure takes less than one second. Finally, the patient uses eyedrops containing what Zalevsky describes as “special nanoparticles.”

    So maybe the “laser pattern” is something else, but they say you will be able to do it at home. Bluetooth laser?

  5. okBroThatsAwkward March 14, 2018 / 7:06 am

    > “The invention includes three parts,” Zeev Zalevsky, professor of electrical engineering and nanophotonics at Bar-Ilan University, who worked on the project, told Digital Trends.

    > The first of these steps involves an app…

    oh for fuck sake…

  6. Miyukachi March 14, 2018 / 7:06 am

    So.. cost. How much more will taking this process every two months cost compared to new glasses every 2 years (or more for some people).

  7. Jushak March 14, 2018 / 7:06 am

    What the actual fuck is wrong with this thread? From anti-science and anti-semitism to – paraphrasing a bit – “they be taking mah glasses!” bullshit?

    More on the topic itself, sounds interesting. When I first got my glasses I used contact lenses quite a bit, but they started hurting my eyes over time so I stopped using them. Would love something like this if there aren’t any side-effects or other notable problems with them.

  8. dissonance79 March 14, 2018 / 7:06 am

    Curious how this will effect strabismus, and other various aspect of muscle/nerve weakness of the eye.

  9. Novacryy March 14, 2018 / 7:06 am

    But they look so good on me

  10. orangeju1ce March 14, 2018 / 7:06 am

    So how do they know the pigs see better?

    “one.. or two…. one.. or two?”


  11. HookedOnRice March 14, 2018 / 7:06 am

    If it can change my eye color to anything I want then you’ve got yourself a deal

  12. MeowTseTongue March 14, 2018 / 7:06 am

    The regular drops spill all over the place – I swear they design those bottles to leak when you try to fill your contact lens to put it in your eye.

    I see them doing the same thing with these, except it costs 10x as much 😂

  13. cdtoad March 14, 2018 / 7:06 am

    Futures Trading on the Hipster Stock Market Today opened much lower with the expectation of glasses being eliminated from their wardrobe. Next beards are taking a dive

  14. marzipanzebra March 14, 2018 / 7:06 am

    What happens to the nanobots after they have performed their duties in your eye? Do they break down or get expelled somehow or does your eye essentially become a superior sighted nano-junkyard?

  15. saltyjello March 14, 2018 / 7:06 am

    I suspect that an industry that has sustained ridiculous overpricing of their product for many years isn’t going away without a fight.

  16. knows_knothing March 14, 2018 / 7:06 am

    The article says the drops should hit the market in 2 years. I am looking forward to this 2020 vision.

  17. Hansoloai March 14, 2018 / 7:06 am

    Can some one please reboot Beyond 2000 because it feels like its starting to catch up.

  18. inigo_151 March 14, 2018 / 7:06 am

    fuck guys, we live in the future

  19. sexy_spanish_name March 14, 2018 / 7:06 am

    but without glasses how are we going to look badass and mysterious while the light reflects off of our lenses?

  20. PoliticalShrapnel March 14, 2018 / 7:06 am

    Neat but won’t help those with inflexible lenses, which is the predominant cause of glasses being required in middle age. Lens replacement surgery is the only cure for that.

  21. Oaresome March 14, 2018 / 7:06 am

    This will never happen.

  22. SuperSparkles March 14, 2018 / 7:06 am

    As someone who was born with cataracts and have had my lenses surgically removed I’d love to ditch my massive bifocals and use eyedrops. Viva la future!

  23. CarthOSassy March 14, 2018 / 7:06 am

    I would never cut my eye. Those cells don’t replicate. They just expand to fill gaps, and eventually they can’t keep doing that.

  24. saul2015 March 14, 2018 / 7:06 am

    this scares me for some reason

  25. Venrexx March 14, 2018 / 7:06 am

    I wonder how this would work for people like my wife and I with differing levels of astigmatism, if it would help at all.

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