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November 30, 2010

13 Bizarre Contact Designs

Some of you may have already seen these pricey special contacts that range around $100 to $1000 per pair. They work wonders at Halloween parties and are commonly used in production of movies for that extra look. A frequently asked question about such lens is how they literally affect vision. Most of these reduce sight to tunnel vision so they are generally just used during special occasions. As for safety, they are FDA approved.

The set of contacts below are from (here). The contact lens pattern immediately below resembles a goat's eye and is titled as such. The Goat Eye lens or is it Hypnotoad?!

On the left and right respectively: Red Sclera, Hemorrhage. There was actually a design with a little less blood and titled "Bloodshot". I have a hard time imaging anyone paying $300 to look like they had a horrible day at work and are sleep deprived.

On the left and right respectively: Mirrored Riddick, Cat Eye. It is unfortunate that the site selling the Mirrored Riddick lens restricted them to film producers only. They look very cool but perhaps they are restricted for safety reasons.

The next set of contacts are from (here). From left to right are designs: Patchwork, Flames, Skeletal Teeth. Anyone else think the Patchwork lens is comparable to the Google Chrome icon?

From left to right are designs: Smiley, Rave Blue, Medusa. The Rave Blue definitely holds potential for ravers out there.

Most of the lens variants displayed so far are limited to special occasions like Halloween or parties but Swarovski lens are targeted towards more frequent use. They have embedded crystals in the lens to improve looks by functioning similar to jewelry.

Using nanotechnology, engineers at the University of Washington have developed experimental contacts with circuitry and lighting. They aim to create artificial displays in the contact lens to aid the disabled, driving, or just function as a way to surf the web. Of course there may be other purposes in the future such as military uses or perhaps superhuman visuals. There was also mention of this technology functioning as virtual reality in the future for entertainment or training purposes. (Source)

15 comments:

Major.Mack said...

I want lizard eyes

John said...

I've always thought these would be awesome, but I'm wary about putting things brought at Hot Topic in my eyes

Das Auto! said...

these would definitely scare the crap out of someone... and yeah, that does look like google chrome, i want it!

Suciô Sanchez said...

Remember Charles Dance wearing smiley eyes in Last Action Hero?

KillerKun said...

I want the mirrored ones e__e

kailus said...

Mirrored Riddick's awesome. Sadly it's sold only to film producers. Maybe in few years thanks to nanotechnology we will get nightvision or something even more cooler :) can't wait

David Davidson said...

As awesome as these things are I'm not sure how well you can actually see out of them which kind of destroys the point of contact lenses if you are visually-impaired. :P

Mr Bouchard said...

Back when I started getting contacts I wanted to get some colored ones but I never know they made some as awesome as this! Now I sure need to get one pair soon!

GemmaAndHannah said...

ahaa my girlfriend has a set of scary ones like some of those!

Telia Tuli said...

yea some of em are pretty cool
others not so much.

tigey said...

You're right Mirrored Riddick looks awesome

IDDQD said...

Sick and cool! A mate had cateye-lenses once, it was really cool, and an amazing icebreaker on town.

Tencrowns said...

Ooh, I think the Swarovski ones would be uncomfortable. Wouldn't there have to be faceted pieces in the contact to get that kind of sparkle?

Rorschach Redemption said...

Save it for the movies! I will punch you in the face if I see you wearing these.
/repressed

¡ɥsoſ said...

Wow these are so bizarre! The one with a reflection of a photographer is really creative
Also it's amazing they're using nanotechnology!

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