Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Cyborgs Among Us: Enhancing Eye Surgeies

Custom Eyeballs Can Tailor Your Eyesight to Your Career : "Stephen Trokel, who helped pioneer laser eye surgery, operated on a soprano who wanted to be able to read the music in the front row of the orchestra, as well as a New York Yankees catcher who needed to be able to see the ball coming out of the light. Another group that favors the occupational ocular enhancements? US presidential candidates, several of whom have received 'monovision,' which allows them to easily read with one eye and see far away with the other. This combination eliminates the need for reading glasses or bifocals, and some politicians hope it creates a sense of youthfulness."

Need to see a thousand meters in the dark?

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