Google glasses now google contact lenses!

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Could their be a simpler way for diabetics to monitor their blood glucose level daily? Google, most famous for their search engine, is in the development stages of a Smart Contact Lens that would measure glucose levels in the patient’s tears by way of a wireless chip and glucose sensor smaller than a human hair that takes a reading every second! The Smart Contact Lens would also be equipped with LED lights that would flash to indicate a patients blood glucose level is too low or too high.

Diabetes is a widespread disease that affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide in which the patient has an abnormally high blood glucose level, usually because insulin production is limited or because the body is not responding properly to insulin to absorb sugar in the blood stream. Many patients suffer from the disease mostly is the adult form, which Type II diabetes. Patients must abide by a strict diet, remain compliant with medications, and some need insulin or oral medications daily.

Many people who are diagnosed with diabetes must monitor their blood glucose level closely each day. The most common form of monitors is by a dreaded finger prick strip and blood glucose monitor. Patients often report variable compliance with this method.

Can Google successfully create a Smart Contact Lens that would meet regulations and be available to the mainstream public? If so, they would solve one of the world’s biggest problems by increasing patient compliance and thereby aiding the quality of life of millions of people.

Warning/However: It has now been determined that LED lighting, which is what google is using in their newest technologies of glasses and contact lenses may be harmful to your vision unfortunately!

Light-emitting diode (LED) lights may cause permanent damage to your eyes, macular degeneration may ensue.  The study found that exposure to LED lights can cause irreparable harm to the retina of the human eye. This again,  may cause macular degeneration.

Once the retina cells are destroyed by prolonged and continuous exposure to LED rays, they cannot be replaced and will not regrow.  This can cause blindness.

Researchers said this is caused by the high levels of radiation in the ‘blue band wavelength of visible light, and is likely to become a global epidemic in the medium term given that computer, mobile phones, TV screens, LED in traffic and street lights, have been gradually replaced with LED.”  Experts are calling for LED lighting to have built-in filters to cut out the blue glare.

Dr. Ramos, a researcher, said LED lights are made up of rainbow longitude waves, and it is the blue wavelength, which causes the damage.  “LED is fantastic if there is adequate protection for the eyes.”

Humans have their eyes open for around 6,000 hours a year, and most of this time they are exposed to artificial light and the best way to prevent damage is to “close your eyes often to soften the impact”.

She also said using polarized sunglasses with UV filters protect your eyes, and a healthy and varied diet rich in Vitamin A, which comes from spinach and peppers — will protect the eyes.

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Dr. Warren Johnson | Dr. Do Nguyen | Dr. Burt Bodan

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