This blog post was originally written for VSP's blog. I was fascinated to hear about this new technology, and I'd love to hear what you think about it!
I was amazed to read that contact lenses may soon be a source for measuring glucose. How incredible would that be?
Professor Jin Zhang at The University of Western Ontario developed a technology that allows particles in contact lenses to change color based on the amount of glucose found in tears. This would give someone with diabetes an alternative to drawing blood when testing their glucose levels. They’d simply have to look in the mirror!
While I can’t quite fathom exactly how the color change would work with a person’s contact lenses, it certainly seems like a huge discovery. I can’t wait to see how this technology ends up developing.
The University of Western Ontario Newsroom