Japanese Company Creates “Smart Glasses” That Can Allegedly Cure Myopia

Japan’s Kubota Pharmaceutical Holdings claims to have developed smart glasses that, if worn just an hour a day, can allegedly cure myopia (nearsightedness). Myopia is a common condition in which you can see objects near to you clearly, but objects farther away are blurry. To compensate for this blur, you have the option of wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses, or the more invasive refractive surgery. The new non-invasive way of dealing with myopia is by wearing a pair of “smart glasses” that project an image from the lens of the unit onto your retina to correct the refractive error that causes nearsightedness. Apparently, wearing the device 60 to 90 minutes a day corrects myopia and can do it without interfering with the wearer’s daily activities. The company plans to begin selling the device in Asia in the second half of 2021, but has plans to enter other markets in the future. They also have plans for a contact lens-type device that corrects myopia.