Vision Technology Steps Into the Spotlight at CES 2016


LAS VEGAS—Even amid the acres of high definition TV screens, beeping robots, flying drones, self-driving cars, sensor-equipped clothing and appliances and other attention grabbing gear on display at CES 2016, smart glasses and other vision-enhancing products managed to create a stir.

Many of the 170,000 attendees who flocked to the mega trade show, held in Las Vegas from January 5 to January 9, came to experience augmented reality with the latest smart glasses or immerse themselves in a game, movie or live event while wearing virtual reality goggles. Others discovered new systems designed to improve visual performance while playing sports or driving. VM’s lens and technology editor, Andrew Karp, walked the show aisles in search of the most exciting new eyewear technology. Here are the highlights from his tour of CES 2016.

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CES 2016

Mark Greget, CEO of NuEyes, demonstrates a pair of NuEyes ODG Smart Glasses. The lightweight, wireless, voice-activated device is designed to assist people who have macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, retinitis pigmentosa or other visual conditions.