Technology giant, Google is working on a smart contact lens prototype that will monitor glucose levels in tears. If successful, this revolutionary technology could end finger pricks for diabetics. A lot of factors have to be considered before we see this on the market, most importantly FDA approval.
The facts about diabetes are becoming a major concern as one in 19 people in the world are affected by it. Google’s efforts could dramatically change how people living with the disease function daily. The lens works via a tiny electronic chip and antenna that is thinner than a human hair, embedded between two layers of lens material, that reads blood sugar levels through the wearer’s tears. Testing and discussions with the FDA are under way but it could be some time before the technology becomes available to the public.