There is a long list of eye diseases and conditions affecting the field of vision, among them glaucoma. Glaucoma is defined as "a disease causing damage to the optic nerve with resulting visual field defects, characterized by slow progression" [1]. Glaucoma causes damage to the optic disc, which leads to visual field defects.. The visual field is of great importance while driving; a limited field of vision hinders the drivers capability of not only detecting objects in the periphery, but also judging distances and speed. Studies have shown that drivers with limited fields of vision have significantly poorer driving capabilities with regard to speed adjustment with lane changes, maintaining lane positions in a curve, as well as anticipatory skills [2].. Until now, there has not been a specific testing method required by the Swedish Transport Agency, and the requirement that was specified was stated simply that the applicants binocular visual field must be at least equivalent to a normal visual ...
The life course approach, also known as the life course perspective or life course theory, refers to an approach developed in the 1960s for analyzing peoples lives within structural, social, and cultural contexts. The origins of this approach can be traced back to pioneering studies of the 1920s such as Thomas and Znanieckis "The Polish Peasant in Europe and America" and Mannheims essay on the "Problem of generations".[1] The life course approach examines an individuals life history and investigates, for example, how early events influenced future decisions and events such as marriage and divorce,[2] engagement in crime, or disease incidence.[3] The primary factor promoting standardization of the life course was improvement in mortality rates brought about by the management of contagious and infectious diseases such as smallpox.[4] A life course is defined as "a sequence of socially defined events and roles that the individual enacts over time".[5] In particular, the approach focuses on the ...
Most of the design references listed in Table 2 are very recent. Multiple objective structures are considered in almost all concepts for future large telescopes, not only because the size of mirrors that can be constructed is limited, but also because the weight and cost of multiple aperture telescopes is lower. We may expect the length of Tables 1 and 2 to grow rapidly in the future.. 3. EARLY HISTORY OF THE MMT PROJECT. After the pioneer work of Synge and Horn-dArturo on the two types of multiple objective telescope, there was a lull while technology developed to the point that precision telescopes of this kind became practicable. It was, indeed, an attempt to develop a large telescope of Type A by P. Connes that led to the reinvention of the MMT.. In the late 1960s, Frank Low at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory (LPL) of the University of Arizona had developed techniques for the detection of faint objects at lO-Fm wavelengths using a 1.5-meter telescope. He believed then that he was ...
Bioptics, improved something greater than 100 years back, are minor telescopes that are joined above the focal point of one spectacle lens. A slight descending tilt of the head and upward change of the eyes can carry a far off street mark or activity light into view for individuals with vision impedances. When looking through the telescope, a without vision dominion (scotoma) is made owed to the amplification of the telescope. The destitute of vision range is in the shape of a ring surrounding what is perceived through the telescope (consequently the name "ring scotoma"). Case in point, an individual review an activity light with the telescope can see the light, but should not see the surrounding crossing point, with the same eye. Admitting that bioptics were presented as driving supports 50 years in the past and are sanction for heading in 39 states, safeguard has remained a concern, specifically the impact of the ring scotoma on identification of activity risks. In some states this concern ...
A Life Course Approach to Mental Disorders examines the interplay of social and biological factors in the production of a wide range of mental disorders throughout life, from the peri-natal period through to old age. The aging into adulthood of numerous birth cohorts, especially over the past twenty years, has provided increasing evidence that mental disorders previously perceived to emerge in adulthood may have their origins early in life.
A Life Course Approach to Mental Disorders examines the interplay of social and biological factors in the production of a wide range of mental disorders throughout life, from the peri-natal period through to old age. The aging into adulthood of numerous birth cohorts, especially over the past twenty years, has provided increasing evidence that mental disorders previously perceived to emerge in adulthood may have their origins early in life.
If youre looking for a great starter telescope, but are worried about taking up too much space, Orion has the answer! Our CT80 EQ refractor packs a lot of stargazing performance into a compact telescope setup.. The versatile Orion CT80 EQ combines a wide-field refractor telescope with a stable equatorial (EQ) mount and adjustable tripod. The telescopes 80mm (3.15″) aperture, f/5 objective lens is larger than lenses found in most typical starter scopes, which means youll enjoy brighter views of everything you see. The CT80 optics are fully coated with anti-reflection coatings for clear, sharply defined views. Internal knife-edge baffles help optimize contrast by preventing off-axis reflections. The CT80 EQ Compact Refractor will amaze the whole family with wide-field views of the Moon, planets, and even bright nebulas and star clusters.. The included EQ-1C equatorial mount is specifically designed for convenient stargazing. The telescope mount is equipped with handy slow-motion controls ...
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The São Gião Radio Telescope is situated in the parish of São Gião Portugal. It was constructed in 2015, with first light in December 2015[1]. The gregorian telescope has a diameter of 9.3 m. As of 2019[update] it is the biggest radio telescope in mainland Portugal. Two 3 phase motors drive the azimuth and elevation (or altitude) servo systems with an accuracy of 0.01 degree. The main reflector has a solid reflector surface that makes it suitable for observations of high frequencies up to 22GHz. It is used to observe the hydrogen line from our galaxy and maser signals from star-forming regions and late evolution AGB or OH/IR stars[2]. The frequencies used for the hydrogen line is 1.42GHz and maser signals are measured on 1.612[3], and 12 GHz[4] The data results obtained with the telescope were presented on EUCARA 2016 Dwingeloo Netherlands [5] and on the ASTROFESTA 2018 in Constancia Portugal[6][7]. The telescope data and methods are also referenced by universities like the Western Kentucky ...
Madison Wis. -- Astronomers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an international consortium of universities and government agencies on Thursday will release the first astronomical images obtained by the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) a newly constructed telescope now equivalent to the largest optical telescope in the world. UW-Madison is a leading partner in the,Images,from,new,telescope,to,be,released,Thursday,biological,advanced biology technology,biology laboratory technology,biology device technology,latest biology technology
The SMART-1 impact observation campaign involved a core of participating telescopes, including: the South African Large Telescope (SALT), the Calar Alto observatory in Andalucia, Spain, the ESA Optical Ground Station (OGS) at Tenerife, Spain, the TNG telescope in La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain, the CEA Cariri observatory in Brazil, the Argentina National Telescope, the Florida Tech Robotic telescopes at Melbourne FL and Kitt Peak, MSFC lunar meteor robotic telescopes, Houston 1m, Big Bear Solar Observatory, MDM telescopes at Kitt Peak, NASA IRTF, the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, the Japanese Subaru Auxiliary telescopes on Hawaii, the ODIN space observatory. We acknowledge also support from Nottingham University, and the USGS. ...
The original finding aid described this as: Description: Flyaround of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) on Flight Day 9 of the second servicing mission (HST SM-02). The telescope is backdropped by the Earth in frames 007-38. Subject Terms: STS-82, DISCOVERY (ORBITER), HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE, EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE), DEPLOYMENT Date Taken: 2/19/1997 Categories: Hubble Space Telescope Interior_Exterior: Exterior Ground_Orbit: On-orbit Original: Film - 35MM CN Preservation File Format: TIFF. less ...
The Multi-Spectral Solar Telescope Array II (MSSTA II), a rocket-borne solar observatory, was successfully flown on November 3, 1994 obtaining solar images in multiple XUV and FUV bands with an array of compact multilayer telescopes. Extensive measurements have recently been carried out on some of the multilayer telescopes at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory. These measurements are the first high spectral resolution calibrations of newly introduced MSSTA II instruments and instruments with lambda0 less than 130 angstrom. Previous measurements and/or calculations of telescope throughputs have been confirmed with greater accuracy. Results are presented on Mo/Si multilayer bandpasses, and multilayer bandpass changes with time ...
by P. LaViolette. The Event Horizon Telescope array was built to give us our best view of the Galactic core. On Wednesday the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration will announce their first findings on what the Galactic core looks like. I believe that what they see with the telescope will be very different from what they expect based on black hole theory. Below I will restate some of the predictions of what to expect based on subquantum kinetics.. Depending on the resolution of the telescope, I believe the following things will be seen:. 1) Cosmic rays and gas will be seen coming directly towards us. In reality, this outflow would be isotropic, but we would only see the part coming towards us at relativistic speeds. I first commented on this at the 2000 AAS meeting in Atlanta: https://starburstfound.org/findings-validate-radial-model-galactic-center-cosmic-ray-propagation/.. 2) The region inside the "event horizon" will be luminous since photons and cosmic rays will be escaping, although ...
Jari. 21, 1969 J. F. ONEILI., JR 3,423,529 AUTOMATIC PHASE RECOVERY IN SUPPRESSED CARRIER QUADRATURE MODULATED BITERNARY COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS Filed Feb. 1, 1966 Sheet L of 5 J. E ONE/LL JR. BV Jan.`21, 1969 J. F. oNElLl., JR AUTOMATIC PHASE RECOVERY IN SUPPRESSED CARRIER QUADRATURE MODULATED BITERNARY COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS Sheet `Z of Filed Feb. l, 1966 Jan. 21, 1969 J. F. ONEILL, .1R 3,423,529 QUADRATUHE MODULATED BITERNA Sheet Filed Feb. 1, 1966 United States Patent O AUTOMATIC PHASE RECOVERY IN SUPPRESSED CARRIER QUADRATURE MODULATED BITER- NARY COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS .lohn F. ONeill, Jr., Eatontown, NJ., assignor to Bell Telephone Laboratories, Incorporated, New York, N.Y., a corporation of New York Filed Feb. 1, 1966, Ser. No; 524,136 U.S. Cl. 178-68 t Int. Cl. H04b 1 /06 12 Claims i ABSTRACT F THE DISCLOSURE This invention relates generally to quadrature carrier data transmission systems and specifically to automatic phase control of a synchronous demodulating carrier wave in such a ...
A life course approach offers an interdisciplinary framework for guiding research on health, human development and aging. Psychologists,1 sociologists,2,3 demographers,4 anthropologists,5 and biologists6 have actively promoted such an approach for many years. The interdisciplinary research area of developmental science,7,8 also brings together psychological, cognitive, and biological research on developmental processes from conception to death. Epidemiologists have been more recent converts to a life course approach.9-15. We have previously defined life course epidemiology as the study of long term effects on later health or disease risk of physical or social exposures during gestation, childhood, adolescence, young adulthood and later adult life.9,15,16 The aim is to elucidate biological, behavioural, and psychosocial processes that operate across an individuals life course, or across generations, to influence the development of disease risk. The catalyst for a life course approach in ...
KMOS is an instrument im excited to (hopefully) use one day and this video gives a good idea of how technically challenging these upgrades are (remember, the telescope is already built, this is just how the light is processed after it bounces off the main big mirrors!), and it gives some insight to purpose of the robot on the UK schmidt telescope that i showed photos of a few weeks ago ...
What makes the Waypoint Space Telescope especially unique is the way it combines off-the-shelf components with revolutionary instruments. The design is based on a standard 12U CubeSat satellite, which contains the Waypoint telescope. This telescope has extendable optics that consist of a 21 cm silicon carbide primary mirror, a deployable secondary mirror, a 48 Megapixel imager for visible and near-infrared wavelengths, an 8 Megapixel image intensified camera for ultraviolet and visible wavelengths and a 150 band hyper-spectral imager.. "Waypoints astronomical capabilities are impressive," says League. "Without the distorting effects of Earths atmosphere, our 48 megapixel imager can take perfect high resolution images every time. We can reach the maximum theoretical resolution for our main mirror at .6 arc seconds per pixel on a single image, and higher resolution is possible through multiple exposures. Contrast will be fantastic, with the blackness of background space not being washed out by ...
The Implantable Telescope Technology platform incorporates wide-angle micro-optical lenses in a Galilean telescope design. Based on this proprietary technology, VisionCares lead product (Implantable Miniature Telescope by Dr. Isaac Liphitz), along with the cornea, enlarges images in front of the eye approximately 2.2 or 2.7 times their normal size (depending on the model used).
Creating a telescope to image and focus X-rays might seem like it should be an easy task. After all, scientists focus light all the time. In fact, lenses are all around us everyday. People wear glasses and contact lenses to correct their vision by altering the path of light into their eyes to focus correctly on their retinas. Cameras use lenses to focus light onto a detector (which used to be film, but now are CCDs) to capture a picture. Telescopes like Hubble take images of objects in the cosmos.. However, X-rays are so energetic (and have such a small wavelength) that they tend to pass through most matter. Mirrors are no different. Most of the X-rays in a beam shot directly at a mirror would simply pass right through they dont even see that the mirror is there. A traditional telescopes orientation of lenses and mirrors just wont work for X-ray astronomy. However, if an X-ray just glances the surface of the mirror, called "grazing incidence", then it will be reflected, behaving just as an ...
If you love to do stargazing and observing the moon and the planets, perhaps you might need the best telescope under 400 dollars in order for you to view or see your objects of affections with greater detail and clarity. Scientists and astronomers see beauty in looking at the planets, the stars, the nebulas in all their colors and splendor. As an astronomy enthusiast, you can experience what the professionals feel also while discovering a new planet or observing the moon for example - you just have to get a high quality telescope. The best and advanced telescopes nowadays are quite expensive. However, you can still get one of these at cheap and discounted prices.
JIUQUAN, June 15 (Xinhua) -- China launched its first X-ray space telescope to observe black holes, pulsars and gamma-ray bursts, via a Long March-4B rocket from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest Chinas Gobi Desert at 11 a.m. Thursday.. The 2.5-tonne Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT), dubbed Insight, was sent into an orbit of 550 kilometers above the earth to help scientists better understand the evolution of black holes, and the strong magnetic fields and the interiors of pulsars.. Through the telescope, scientists will also study how to use pulsars for spacecraft navigation, and search for gamma-ray bursts corresponding to gravitational waves.. The result of the wisdom and efforts of several generations of Chinese scientists, Insight is expected to push forward the development of space astronomy and improve space X-ray detection technology in China. ...
This image from Orion Telescopes and Binoculars Image Gallery of a Hydrogen Aplha Closeup was taken by Jimmy E. with a Meade Coronado Personal Solar Telescope on an Orion Atlas EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount.
The Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) Correlator, a large supercomputer that was built in Chile to help radio astronomers, will be able to perform 17 quadrillion operations per second. It took 48 months to install it, 5,000 meters above sea level.. The Correlator supercomputer was designed to run one of the worlds most complex ground telescopes. The supercomputer will combine space signals from deep space captured by the radio telescopes dozens of antennas. ALMA is expected to be completed in March 2013, and is already operating on a limited basis. It will use an array composed of 66 antennas to gather electromagnetic signals from deep space. In order to produce useful images and information, astronomers needed a supercomputer to process the signals and make the array function as a single telescope. This supercomputer was built to handle signals from 2016 possible antenna pair combinations, and creating it was no easy task. The thin atmosphere makes it harder to cool ...
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p,The Advanced Technology Solar Telescope (ATST) will be the World's largest solar polarimeter with a number of polarimetric instruments simultaneously sharing the ATST light beam. Polarization calibration requires determination of the polarization properties of the telescope optics that are shared by all instruments and the polarization response of each instrument. Hundreds of parameters are required to fully specify the telescope optics but by grouping successive optical elements separated at the Gregorian focus, the elevation rotation, and the Coudé - azimuth rotation and performing calibrations over the course of a day, it is possible to infer the polarization properties of each of the groups, and the instruments themselves with many fewer parameters.,/p,. ...
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MILFORD - Sue-Ellen Szymanski pulled a book cart out of her office Monday afternoon. On it sat the newest, and certainly most expensive, item the Milford Town Library loans out: an Orion StarBlast 4.5-inch Astro Reflector telescope. Szymanski, the librarys youth services supervisor, and her husband, Robert, donated the $350 telescope to the library as part of a new initiative in Massachusetts called the Library Telescope Program. We want more young explorers and
I think there are lots of people who would love to have the funding to put a radio telescope in orbit or on the dark side of the moon. But its unlikely anyone will fund the project. We are Lucky to have telescopes like Hubble, Splitzer and Fermi. Radio telescopes need to be massive, they need a massive collecting area. As Tullio said, its easier to build them on the ground because radio waves are not blocked by the earths atmosphere ...
Introduction. The construction of large ground-based optical and infrared telescopes is driven by the desire to obtain astronomical measurements of both higher sensitivity and higher angular resolution. With each increase in telescope diameter the former goal, that of increased sensitivity, has been achieved. In contrast, the angular resolution of large telescopes (D > 1m), using traditional imaging, is limited not by the diffraction limit (θ ∼ λ/D), but rather by turbulence in the atmosphere. This is typically 1″, a factor of 10-20 times worse than the theoretical limit of a 4-meter telescope at near-infrared wavelengths. This angular resolution handicap has led to both space-based and ground-based solutions. With the launching of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), a 2.4-m telescope equipped with both optical and infrared detectors, the astronomical community has obtained diffraction-limited images. These optical images, which have an angular resolution of ˜0.″1, have led to exciting ...
The European Southern Observatory marked the beginning of construction for the worlds first and giant super telescope called the Extremely Large Telescope in Chile. Its innovative spectrograph called HARMONI makes it even more capable of capturing extremely sharp images.
Photograph of a drawing by R. W. Porter depicting an interior view of Mount Palomar Observatory and a cross-sectional view of the 200-inch telescope, 1938. The astronomical telescope is illustrated at two distinct angles and with varying degrees of transparency. To the right of center, the tubular shape of the telescope appears to be disected in half, revealing what appears to be an astronomer perched atop the prime focus mechanism. To the left of center, a left slanted view of a look at the telescope is drawn as a phantom image to demonstrate the possible movement of the telescope. In the background, what seems to be some sort of support apparatus for the telescope sits slanted to the right. The interior and cross-section of the observatory is visible surrounding the telescope ...
A team of astronomers has used the High Dispersion Spectrograph on the Subaru Telescope to conduct spectroscopic observations of Sun-like "superflare" stars first observed and cataloged by the Kepler Space Telescope. The investigations focused on the detailed properties of these stars and confirmed that Sun-like stars with large starspots can experience superflares. The team, made up of astronomers from Kyoto University, University of Hyogo, the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), and Nagoya University, targeted a set of solar-type stars emitting very large flares that release total energies 10-10000 times greater than the biggest solar flares. Solar flares are energetic explosions in the solar atmosphere and are thought to occur by intense releases of magnetic energy around the sunspots. Large flares often cause massive bursts of high-speed plasma called coronal mass ejections (CMEs), can lead to geomagnetic storms on Earth. Such storms can have severe impacts on our daily life by
Using ESOs Very Large Telescope and other telescopes a fossilised remnant of the early Milky Way harboring stars of hugely different ages has been revealed by an international team of astronomers.. This stellar system resembles a globular cluster, but is like no other cluster known. It contains stars remarkably similar to the most ancient stars in the Milky Way and bridges the gap in understanding between our galaxys past and its present.. Terzan 5, 19,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Sagittarius (the Archer) and in the direction of the galactic center, has been classified as a globular cluster for the forty-odd years since its detection. Now, an Italian-led team of astronomers have discovered that Terzan 5 is like no other globular cluster known.. The team scoured data from the Multi-conjugate Adaptive Optics Demonstrator [1], installed at the Very Large Telescope, as well as from a suite of other ground-based and space telescopes [2]. They found compelling evidence that ...
High up in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile is a complex of some of the largest telescopes in the world at the cutting edge of optical technology When Dr Paul Willis travelled there for Catalyst
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Although cardiovascular disease (CVD) is rare until middle age, it has long been known that the pathophysiological process of atherosclerosis, which ultim
ESO is the foremost intergovernmental astronomy organisation in Europe and the worlds most productive ground-based astronomical observatory by far. It is supported by 15 countries: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. ESO carries out an ambitious programme focused on the design, construction and operation of powerful ground-based observing facilities enabling astronomers to make important scientific discoveries. ESO also plays a leading role in promoting and organising cooperation in astronomical research. ESO operates three unique world-class observing sites in Chile: La Silla, Paranal and Chajnantor. At Paranal, ESO operates the Very Large Telescope, the worlds most advanced visible-light astronomical observatory and two survey telescopes. VISTA works in the infrared and is the worlds largest survey telescope and the VLT Survey Telescope is the largest telescope ...
An updated version of this article, complete with finder charts, is available here.. In mid-August an asteroid will pass close enough to Earth to be easily spotted in small telescopes and binoculars. According to calculations by Gareth V. Williams, associate director of the Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the asteroids August 18th flyby should bring it to within 530,000 kilometers (330,000 miles) of Earth, just outside the Moons orbital distance.. Astronomers first detected this object, designated 2002 NY40, on July 14th with the 1-meter LINEAR telescope in New Mexico. Thus it was picked up a full month before brushing by Earth, unlike asteroid 2002 MN, whose pass well inside the Moons orbit was not realized until several days after the fact. The best current estimates suggest that this new interloper is about 500 meters (0.3 mile) across - significantly larger than 2002 MN.. Still quite faint, 2002 NY40 is making a very tight loop around the star Beta Aquarii. During the ...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced it has approved the Implantable Miniature Telescope (IMT) to improve vision in some patients with end-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD).. Surgically implanted in one eye, the IMT is a small telescope that replaces the natural lens and provides an image that has been magnified more than two times.. AMD, a condition that mainly affects older people, damages the center of the retina (macula) and results in a loss of vision in the center of the visual field. About 8 million people in the United States have AMD and nearly 2 million of them already have significant vision loss, according to the National Eye Institute. AMD can make it difficult or impossible to recognize faces or perform daily tasks such as reading or watching television.. "This innovation has the potential to provide many people with an improved quality of life," said Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., J.D., director of the FDAs Center for Devices and Radiological Health.. The IMT ...
But when AF finds the sky is bright enough to make a start it will trigger a script in the ACP Control software. It Chills the camera, selects a filter set and begins to fire exposuress at an automatically corrected duration. This flat frame image is capturing the unavoidable optical gunk that collects in a telescope that works hard for a living.. Dust is the enemy. Tiny dust motes and other particles that penetrate to the filters or CCD will show up as dark donuts of various sizes on the white flat field images the CCD collects. These flat frames will cancel them out of a users image during realtime calibration and post processsing stages.. So T14, our sample system has now gathered between sunset, during the night and finally at dawn all its filtered flats plus if the roof is closed, a wide selection of dark frames at five standard exposure times, 60-120-180-300-600 seconds. The darks have been recorded at both 1x1 binning and 2x2, as have the bias taken along with them. Three of every ...
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NASA. NASA engineer Acey Herrera recently checked out copper test wires inside the thermal shield of the Mid-Infrared Instrument, known as MIRI, that will fly aboard NASAs James Webb Space Telescope. The shield is designed to protect the vital MIRI instrument from excess heat. At the time of the photo, the thermal shield was about to go through rigorous environmental testing to ensure it can perform properly in the extreme cold temperatures that it will encounter in space.. Herrera is working in a thermal vacuum chamber at NASAs Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. As the MIRI shield lead, Herrera along with a thermal engineer and cryo-engineer verify that the shield is ready for testing.. On the Webb telescope, the pioneering camera and spectrometer that comprise the MIRI instrument sit inside the Integrated Science Instrument Module flight structure, that holds Webbs four instruments and their electronic systems during launch and operations.. Webb is designed to obtain images and ...
It is instant. You wink and the image changes. It rests on the white part of your eye and is quite large and quite thick," Dr Tremblay added.. There are already glasses on the market for those with AMD which have mounted telescopes, but they tend to look bulky and interfere with social interaction.. They do not track with head movement so users must position the eyes and tilt the head to use them.. Currently, a small telescope can be surgically inserted into the eye but the operation can cost around £6,000.. The new lenses are likely to be far cheaper. The breakthrough was welcomed by charities, which said that it could help sufferers of sight loss with daily tasks, such as driving and reading instructions on medication.. Clara Eaglen, eye health campaigns manager at the Royal National Institute of Blind People, said: "It is encouraging that innovative products such as these telescopic contact lenses are being developed, especially as they aim to make the most of a persons existing ...