Superman-like vision may not be such a far-fetched idea- thanks to new contact lenses that magnify objects by nearly three times.

When paired with special spectacles, the lenses give wearers the power to zoom in on the world with telescopic vision. Researchers developed the sight system to help people suffering from age- related blindness.


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Polarising filters in the modified 3D glasses means they will be able to switch from normal vision to magnifying details of an object by up to 2.8 times. Lead researcher Eric Tremblay said that the lenses could help soldiers on the battle field as the study was funded by Darpa; the research arm of the military. Researcher, Tremblay from Switzerland’s Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, said ‘Darpa is not so concerned about macular degeneration as with super vision, which is a much harder problem’.

For the glasses, researchers adapteda pair of Samsung produces for some of it’s 3D TV sets. Te prototype contact lens they have produced is 8mm in diameter, 1mm thick at it’s center and 1.17mm thick in it’s magnifying ring.