Tuesday, 27 Oct, 2009 Technology

Latest Invention: Special Glasses for Dry Eyes


Masunaga Optical Manufacturing Co. Ltd., a Japanese company that specializes in eyewear, boasting such clients as Sarah Palin, has recently presented one of its new inventions - special high-tech glasses for those whose eyes dry out as a result of lack of blinking. It is worth mentioning that rather often such problem occurs among video-gamers and those who like to read a lot.

The new invention of the Japanese company is called Wink Glasses. The retail price of the new invention is 40,000 yen ($430). Wink Glasses claim to be the answer to the ocular dehydration.

A built-in sensor identifies when the user hasn't blinked in a long time (more than 5 seconds) and the glasses automatically "fog up" - a liquid crystal display steadily turns opaque over one of the wearer's eyes. With just one blink the user can clear the lens, informs AFP.

The company's sales considerably increased after Sarah Palin, who wears one of Masunaga's products, became internationally known as the Republicans' vice presidential candidate in the United States in 2008.

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