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Google Partnering With Fort Worth’s Alcon Labs To Create Smart Contact Lenses

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Who needs Google glasses when you can have smart contact lenses? Google released its smart lens technology earlier this year, a partnership with pharmaceutical giant Novartis could help bring it to the masses.

Imagine a contact lens that could auto focus, or monitor insulin levels through human tears. For Google, this is the vision. And that vision could become a reality, starting in Fort Worth.

Fort Worth-based Alcon Labs is teaming up with Google to develop the smart contact lenses with embedded electronics that can monitor health. 

Under the agreement, Google[x] and Alcon will collaborate to develop a “smart lens” that has the potential to address ocular conditions. 

As the Star Telegram reports, Alcon has about 4,500 employees in Fort Worth. Novartis recently announced plans to build a $35 million data center at the Alcon campus in south Fort Worth.