Ocumetics Bionic Lens could give you vision 3x better than 20/20
Dr. Garth Webb, an optometrist in British Columbia invented the Ocumetics Bionic Lens which allow its user to see three times better than 20/20 vision without wearing glasses or contacts.
The process would be identical to cataract surgery. Within ten minutes, a patient's sight would be immediately corrected.
Webb, who is the CEO of Ocumetics Technology Corp., has spent the last eight years and about $3 million researching and developing the Bionic Lens. Webb's efforts also brought attention from some of the top ophthalmologists in the world.
"There's a lot of excitement about the Bionic Lens from very experienced surgeons who perhaps had some cynicism about this because they've seen things not work in the past. They think that this might actually work and they're eager enough that they all wish to be on the medical advisory board to help him on his journey," says Dr. Vincent DeLuise, an ophthalmologist who teaches at Yale University in New Haven, Conn., and at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City.
According to Webb, the Bionic Lens could be available in Canada and elsewhere in about two years, depending on regulatory processes in various countries.