Have you ever struggled inserting or removing contact lenses? A Florida man is finally using his powers for good.
Craig Hershoff has experienced poor vision, eye strain and difficulty with contact lenses for years leading him to invent a robot that he hopes will help people with dexterity issues insert and remove their contact lenses.
Hershoff went through a period of anxiety after his wife died that caused his hands to shake while putting on his contact lenses.
This game him the idea to invent the Cliara Lens Robot. Cliara is an acronym for Contact Lens Insertion and Removal Apparatus.
“What is so unique and special about this device is that there is a camera attached so you can see where the lens is going and exactly how it’s being placed,” Hershoff said. “Any type of anxiety or nervousness is gone because you are controlling the device and it’s extremely gentle and safe.”
The device is currently undergoing clinical trials and could be ready for commercial use as soon as next year. However, it will require approval by the US Food and Drug Administration.
To see how it works, click here.