October 27th, 2009


New Japanese Glasses Bring Tears To The Eyes

Tokyo (AFP) — Masunaga Optical Manufacturing Co. Ltd. said Tuesday its "Wink Glasses" – retailing for 40,000 yen (430 dollars) – were an answer to the ocular dehydration caused for instance by prolonged computer use. When a sensor detects that the wearer has not blinked for more than five seconds, the glasses "fog up" by gradually making a liquid crystal display over one eye turn opaque. A simple blink clears the lens again.

Yes, that's just the sort of distraction people want when they're trying to work or play a game.