Researchers around the world have big plans for packing new capabilities into tiny contact lenses. Powerful tech has been getting smaller and more flexible in recent years, opening up wild possibilities.
Along the way, these teams will have to overcome significant challenges involving power, storage, and components that work with thin, soft materials. Undaunted, experts across disciplines are forging ahead with futuristic visions for contacts that can zoom in, see in the dark, and even record video. Here’s a glimpse at what’s in store.