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How Smartphones Could Someday Correct Your Vision

How Smartphones Could Someday Correct Your Vision
Posted Tuesday, August 19th 2014 @ 6am  by Shelley Hazen, Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – If you're blind as a bat with Coke-bottle glasses, there may be hope for you—new research out of MIT could make it easier to read your tablet, smartphone, or eReader, LiveScience reports. Scientists there have developed a transparent "vision-correcting display" that goes on the screen of an electronic device and combines with a software program to correct for bad eyesight. The display makes a copy of the screen's image, but projects it at a distance at which the viewer can easily bring it into focus, MIT explains. Right now, adjustments are based on information about the viewer's specific vision problem that is entered by researchers; in the future, an optometrist's prescription could be plugged in directly, says MIT scientist Gordon Wetzstein.

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