Japanese contact lens manufacturer Menicon has partnered with computing company Mojo Vision to develop Mojo Lens, a smart contact lens that uses augmented reality (AR).

Mojo Lens overlays images symbols and text on the wearer’s natural field of vision without obstructing their view, restricting mobility or hindering social interactions.

The companies entered into a joint development agreement on September 21 and will conduct a series of studies into the feasibility of the contact lens.

Drew Perkins, CEO and co-founder of Mojo Vision, said: ‘While we continue making progress in developing our smart contact lens technology, our collaboration with Menicon will provide us valuable insights that can accelerate our progress.’

Menicon added that Mojo was an innovative company with a vision for the future of contact lens wear that aligned with Menicon’s aspirations.

Dr Hidenari Tanaka, president of Menicon, said: ‘We believe that both companies can bring together skill sets and technologies that will support the successful development of a truly breakthrough product.’