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The Third Eye / Glasses for the Elderly

The Third Eye
The Third Eye

iF concept design award 2013

The Third Eye

iF concept design award 2013

As we grow older, our vision frequently deteriorates. It’s often necessary to have glasses with two different prescription values – one for reading and one for distance. Having to switch from one pair of glasses to the other all the time is very inconvenient. “The Third Eye” solves this problem: anyone wearing these glasses can quickly and easily adjust the glasses themselves to get the optimal lens strength required at the time – all they need to do is to alter the diameter of the lenses. This bends the membrane material inwards or out to create either a concave or a convex lens.

It was a big surprise for us to win this great award. We felt so lucky to receive this honor. We'd like to share our happiness with all the others participants, whose designs make this competition into a carnival of creativity.

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University

Tsinghua University

Tsinghua University
Beijing, China

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Design

Tsinghua University

Tsinghua University
Beijing, China

Bai Ying, Liu Yuanyuan, Jiang Xiaowei

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