CES 2018 Showcased Vision in Many Forms
By Andrew Karp
Monday, February 12, 2018 12:00 AM
LAS VEGAS—It took some digging to find ophthalmic products amid the seemingly endless displays of flat panel OLED screens, smart home devices, AI-powered digital assistants and autonomous cars here at CES 2018, the huge, sprawling, annual trade show that took over much of this town in early January. Yet they were here, and their presence is growing significantly year after year.
In fact, CES is becoming a major sight and vision product event. Assistive products for the blind and vision impaired, visual acuity screeners, eye tracking software for diagnosing visual performance and liquid crystal IOLs that can be refocused post-surgically are just some of the products that were seen and experienced here, both in the health and wellness pavillion and main exhibit halls. Alongside them were a multitude of virtual reality and augmented reality eyeglasses and goggles, some of which feature components supplied by companies that also make ophthalmic products.