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DESIGN & STYLE

The World’s Funkiest Contact Lenses

The Japanese have a particular skill when it comes to making useful objects much more compact and convenient.
By Christopher Kevin Au
December 19, 2011
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By Christopher Kevin Au
December 19, 2011
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The Japanese have a particular skill when it comes to making useful objects much more compact and convenient. It seems that such skills have extended well into the realm of eyewear, as Menicon Co. has recently revealed with Magic, the world's thinnest contact lens pack.

At just '12.5% of the thickness and just 40% of the volume of a conventional pack used to store contact lenses', Magic is thin enough to slide inside your wallet. With such minuscule size, these daily lenses will be much easier to carry around when you're travelling light.

The packs have been patterned by designer Yoshihiro Yagi, with a simple black and white print that mimics the daily movements of the sun. Furthermore, the contact lenses contain 2-Hydroxyethyl Methacrylate-Glycerol Methacrylate, which apparently allows for 'superior water retention'. These are set for nationwide distribution in Japan from April 2012.

Watch the video below for a real glance at the dynamics of this product.

[via PSFK]

Published on December 19, 2011 by Christopher Kevin Au

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