New One-Size-Fits-All glasses?

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    Tired of having to find the right person's glasses to steal when yours break?

    Well those days might be over.

    Scratched glasses give perfect vision for any eyesight - tech - 04 October 2010 - New Scientist


    I'm not a big math and optics person, and it says there's a catch, but still, this could hold promise.
     
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    Ahh this must be a spinoff of the new optics in cameras that do the same thing. everything from a few ft to infinity in perfect focus. Inimaginable depth of view. Neato stuff.
     
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    Would this eliminate depth perception, JB? I'm not certain I grasp it very well.

    Sounds like a way cool invention, though.
     
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    Well, I know jack about optics, but from what I understand of the brain, depth perception is achieved by the brain's analyzing the differences in the two images coming from the eyes. Just like some 3D TVs that display different images to each eye, this shouldn't effect depth perception.

    If anything, an increase in resolution should improve depth perception in those with imperfect eyesight.
     
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    Make sure they come in rose colored for you.
     
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    Sounds like the combined fresnel and standard lens designs?
     
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    Saw a piece on some new glasses designed here in the US. They are adjustable so that you can focus on anything near or far just by adjusting the lenses. The fashion conscious won't like them they have only one shape due to the nature of the required adjustments.
     
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    If manufacturing costs are reasonable, being able to provide one set of glasses for almost everyone would make it a lot easier to provide glasses to children in low-income families.
     

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