Friday, July 24, 2009

Sight For Sore Eyes

Eye Can See Clearly Now

A German company is making contact lenses for animals, including lions, giraffes, tigers and bears, with cataracts. The acrylic intraocular lenses are custom-made to fit each animal. Clients include a sea lion with blurred vision, a formerly blind kangaroo and a partially sighted lioness at a Romanian zoo.

FOOTNOTE: Big cat cataract.

11 comments:

Arkansas Patti said...

I think it is wonderful though I do wonder how they administer the eye test.
It would be great for those animals who have cataracts removed.

Pouty Lips said...

This fabulous! In the future there will be no more house pets running into walls because they can't see where they're going.

jinksy said...

Seeing is believing, eh?

Daryl said...

Um .. do they have eye charts with little to big sized icons of their food chain so they can tell how much or little they can see ..

I can see it now ...

Doctor Dolittle: Mr Giraffe, read the chart for me please

Mr G.: erm, I kin see a tree, a leaf and an .. erm .. is that a koala?

Pyzahn said...

How do the docs know if they are aptly correcting the critter's vision?

Moannie said...

I simply don't believe it...sorry if that makes me 'disgusted of Tonbridge Wells' But isn't it all going a bit daft?

Why don't they join together and help the third world.

Bet that isn't going to make me popular.

Marguerite said...

I think it's wonderful since I personally have intraocular lenses, due to cataract surgery in both eyes, at 45. The technology is amazing! Just wish that dentistry could catch up with ophthalmology. Very interesting post!

Eddie Bluelights said...

It will never catch on! Lions look much better wearing glasses!! ~ Eddie

Maggie May said...

Might be good for dogs who are going blind.
Think how complicated the eye test might be.
"How many bones can you see?"
"Woof, woof, woof!"
"Sorry there are only two there, you need contact lenses!"

Flores Hayes said...

Happy birthday!

my panda fanatic roommate got a cute Morn Creations bag as birthday gift!
she is just THRILLED with it.
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Suldog said...

So, will bats not be as blind as they are anymore? Will moles be able to spend more time aboveground, and will hawks and eagles need to get prescriptions to catch up with their improved vision? The mind boggles.