Recent advances in smart contact lenses

American Chemical Society

Contact lenses are most often used to correct blurry vision, but sometimes, people wear differently colored ones for fun. And with Halloween just around the corner, people will soon be stocking up on red, black or cat-eye contacts to look extra spooky. Researchers are currently working hard to adapt these little hydrogels into smart devices to treat color blindness, for use in wearable virtual displays, and for drug delivery and noninvasive health monitoring. Below are some recent papers published in ACS journals that report insights into powering smart contacts, as well as new ways they can deliver drugs. Reporters can request free access to these papers by emailing

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