June 29, 2009

Glasses For All!

How awesome is this? A physicist has invented glasses that are self-adjustable and has created an organization trying to get these out to anyone who needs them. They have lenses that are adjustable, so there would be no need to fill a bazillion prescriptions for everyone in the world who can't afford a visit to an eye doctor. My poor kids who can't get glasses would have an instant fix! They're ugly-ish right now, but I'm sure it won't be long until they can get it a bit more fashionable. Of course, maybe fashion is catching up with these glasses! I first read about these in my new National Geographic, but here's an article SciAm did back in February. It's an amazing idea that could actually help millions of people. Here's how you can help if you wish.

Yay, science!

Yay, people!