Night Vision Contact Lenses?

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I heard a rumor that the Team guys who busted bin Laden might have been wearing “cat vision” contact lenses that literally give the wearer night vision for a limited time without having to wear the bulky, heavy NVGs.

Now, all I’m finding on this is a mention from Popular Science back in 2004.

“The blink powered night vision contact lenses allow a person to see clearly in low– light environments by enhancing ambient light up to 200 per cent. These lenses use plasma technologies to eliminate the cumbersome and expensive image-intensification tubes used in convention night-vision goggles. The advantages of using the contact lenses above night-vision goggles are 1) full peripheral vision, 2) more comfortable interface, 3) a more cost-effective system, and 4) less disorientation with use.”

While one site says this is a hoax, the entry is seven years old. Seems to me this kind of thing — especially in a time of war — might be doable over that amount of time. And since the Tier 1 guys get things like stealth helicopters that no one had ever seen before, why couldn’t they have night vision contacts?

Cyborg warriors from the future!

via Defense Tech.

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3 thoughts on “Night Vision Contact Lenses?

  1. highly likely that we will see these in the very near future. but the sonar technology displayed in the movie batman the dark night and in the video game splinter cell conviction has been rumored to be used by teir 1 operatives many times already…… also im sure it was not just the seals who went in to get laden… jsoc stands for joint special operations command. most likely seal and delta force green berets maybe even some force recon marines as well. seals are just so popular its easy for the gov. to say they do it all. when in all reality they most likely handle about 35% of sf operations done by the u.s..

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