Can You See In The Dark?
Night Vision Contacts A Reality?
Word that DARPA was testing night vision contact lenses led to a sudden rush of interest in the field of low light vision and optics for soldiers and first responders who may need to operate in the dark without additional lighting. A variety of night vision contacts are in development, including ones that are passive, amplifying available light sources, and ones that use infrared or FLIR to create a clearer view. The latter option may only be science fiction, since FLIR requires sensitive electronics and has historically been bulky in comparison to other night optics.
Notes and Special Information
Special note: Without much more information, it would be hard to see if infrared contacts would be useful in well-lit environments or if they would create a hazard. Note that night vision helmets historically have created issues for helicopter pilots and contributed to crashes.