I Am Not Brave Enough To Stick This LED Contact Lens in My Eye

By Andrew Liszewski on at

While YouTuber bkraz333 claims this contact lens with an embedded LED he made was an attempt to add a rudimentary VR display to his eye, I think I know the real inspiration behind it — Terminator cosplay.

If the thought of sticking a regular contact lens in your eye makes you uncomfortable, you might want to be prepared to skip through a few bits in this video. Because bkraz333's mod features a coil of wire attached to a ridiculously small LED embedded between a couple of soft contact lenses. And since they couldn't be glued together, he had to fuse them by pinching the edges together with a hot pair of tweezers, with results that look particularly uncomfortable to wear.

Power is cleverly provided by an induction coil held near the eye, which could theoretically be built into a pair of glasses. Although, I guess that would negate the point of building a VR display into a contact lens in the first place. So scratch that idea. In fact, scratch all of this horribly disturbing, but admittedly cool looking, ocular awfulness. [YouTube via Ubergizmo]