After turning 40, many Americans may start to develop Presbyopia or the inability of the eyes to focus sharply on nearby objects. When that happens, progressive eyeglasses may become necessary. For some people, wearing progressives can be quite annoying since your eyes need to adjust to the bifocal lenses as you look up and down.
Now, there's an eye-opening development. At the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, PixelOptics showcased the world’s first electronic eyeglasses, emPower! They were so ground-breaking they made Maximum Tech Magazine’s Most Innovative Product. With this new technology, you can simply turn on and off the electronic reading zone by touching the temple. If you need to constantly look up and down at documents or a computer screen, you can turn on the automatic mode by swiping the temple. And in the blink of an eye, the glasses will adjust accordingly to your movements. At 1,000 to 1,200 dollars, they are 30 percent more expensive than high-end progressives. PixelOptics will begin a national rollout in the spring.