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    Default Smart Contact Lens

    Ok, odd forum to put this in, but I've been reading a lot about this type of technology in books by my 2 current favorite science fiction writers recently - Iain M. Banks & Peter F. Hamilton.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25771907

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    Interesting development and technology.

    I used to wear contacts when I was a vain young man. All was well until I once stopped out all night. Arriving home at about 6.30, I removed my lens and went to sleep. Awaking a couple of hours later I had eyes that looked like Marty Feldman's and hurt like hell.

    I never wore them after that.

    Incidentally, I used to drive on the MIRA circuits and the Dr there insisted that glasses, not contacts were worn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebbonk View Post
    Interesting development and technology.

    I used to wear contacts when I was a vain young man. All was well until I once stopped out all night. Arriving home at about 6.30, I removed my lens and went to sleep. Awaking a couple of hours later I had eyes that looked like Marty Feldman's and hurt like hell.

    I never wore them after that.

    Incidentally, I used to drive on the MIRA circuits and the Dr there insisted that glasses, not contacts were worn.

    What's MIRA circuits?


    On the subject of vision, I been curious about the strength of and use of laser pens/pointers.
    What are the safety strengths for use outdoors, say for astronomy enthusiasts?

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    MIRA is the Motor Industry Research Association at Nuneaton. They have all sorts of tracks there for the testing of vehicles as well as research labs and a rather impressive wind-tunnel. I worked there for a few years.

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    rebbonk
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    As regards lasers, this might help...

    CLICKY BIT

    or this...

    Another CLICKY BIT

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    Margaret
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    Thanks for your clicky bit links, Rebbonk, they are very imformative .

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    rebbonk
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    Not a problem Margaret.

    I had to take a pub owner to task for shining a laser into the bar area. I asked if the laser was certified for the use he was putting it to (i.e. of a safe low power). He told me he could do what he liked as he was landlord. Knocked him back a bit when I pointed out to him that it was quite likely his insurance would be invalid and he might be held personally liable for any eye damage. I challenged him to contact his insurer...

    Strangely enough the laser was never shone into the bar again!

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