The Future, Now: Scientists Create Night Vision Eye Drops

March 30, 2015


And the process doesn't look Clockwork Orange-y at all!

A group of amateur scientists have developed an eye drop that can allow night vision up to 50-meters. The eye drop contains the Chlorin e6 (not to be confused with chlorine, which will burn your eyeballs out), a molecule found in deep sea fish that improves vision in low-light environments. Ninjas: they just became even deadlier.

The effect was apparently almost instantaneous and, after an hour, he was able to distinguish shapes from 10 metres away in the dark and soon at even greater distances.

"We had people go stand in the woods," Licina said, "At 50 metres, I could figure who they were, even if they were standing up against a tree."

The control group without Ce6 were only able to pick out the objects a third of the time, while Licina's success was 100 per cent.

The effect of the chemical only lasted for a few hours and the test subject's eyesight returned to normal the next day.

Awesome, I just squirted enough night vision juice in my eyeballs to be able to see in the dark for the rest of my life. No more turning the lights on for middle-of-the-night trips to the bathroom or refrigerator! Have I told you one time I sleepily peed in the refrigerator? Because that's true and my sister and her husband haven't had me back to visit since.

Keep going for a shot of what treated eyeballs look like. SPOILER: Freaky deaky.


Thanks to Chuck D, who doesn't need night vision because he can use echolocation like a bat.

  • Syd

    Is the guy administering the stuff the "dickless" EPA guy from Ghostbusters?

  • If some guy comes up to you and says he can improve your night vision by inserting carrots into you, run away.
    It leaves you really sore.

  • Guest

    pics or it didn't happen

  • AGodina

    Sicence rolls a natural 20

  • asdfasdf

    which prison was this done in so can i trade a pack of smokes to get my eyes shined too?

  • Butcher's Bay, duh

  • TheQiwiMan

    um... do we really want guys like that to have enhanced pervy-peeping-powers?

  • Hazakabammer

    How long does the night vision last? I'm assuming it's not a permanent night vision effect?

  • Forgoten Null

    "The effect of the chemical only lasted for a few hours and the test subject's eyesight returned to normal the next day."

  • Asperflux

    Tip: Read the article for your answer

    Long last the robots!

  • antalicus

    Pretty ballsy of this guy to do the experiment with both eyes instead of just one... or stupid

  • Wiley

    Count me out on eye experiments...

    too important to risk.

    Although, they did just give color to the colorblind, and very limited vision to the blind. Maybe it won't matter in a decade or two.

  • Shegs

    Everyone in that photo looks completely legitimate...

  • Jenness

    That's what I thought too, like these experiments are being done in some prison somewhere with inmates.

  • MustacheHam

    I bet the recipe for the drops include a golden carrot.

    Anyway this is pretty cool, may be great for judicial means as well increase the fun in paintball.

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