oil lens spectacles
October 25, 2008 1:56 PM   Subscribe

I remember reading about these spectacles that'd let you control their focal lengths by varying an oil film between two rectangles of glass that were held together by the frame ('oil inside the lens'). Links?
posted by Taksi Putra to Science & Nature (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Here you go.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 2:08 PM on October 25, 2008

NYT link from 2002.

Adaptive Eyecare's website.
posted by limeonaire at 2:10 PM on October 25, 2008

See here. Developed by Oxford University and World Bank.
posted by Frank Grimes at 2:11 PM on October 25, 2008

Best answer: We've discussed this.
posted by Faint of Butt at 2:29 PM on October 25, 2008

Uh. I have Keratoconus and these might be _perfect_ for me. I can't normally wear glasses because my prescription changes relatively rapidly. My only choice is rigid contact or squinting. These glasses might be a great alternative.
posted by schwa at 9:12 PM on October 25, 2008

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