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Can LOE technology be used with prescription glasses or sunglasses?

Because the Lumus image is focused for distance viewing, customers who are nearsighted require corrective lenses. The compactness of Lumus’ LOE makes it possible to actually embed it in a prescription lens. Alternatively, a prescription clip in lenses can be inserted.

Could the Lumus product go to higher resolutions, such as HDTV?

Yes. This is another great feature of the LOE — resolution and field of view can be increased without any increase to the LOE’s size. The only limiting factor at this point is in the micro-displays (mini LCDs, LCoSs, OLEDs, etc.). In fact, Lumus already offers 720p resolution! As micro-displays continue to offer higher resolution Lumus will be ready to offer those as well.

How does LOE work?

The LOE is a unique ultra-thin lens design that embeds miniature, see-through elements in front of the eye. A mini projector embedded in the temple of the eyeglasses receives the image content from the mobile device and projects it into the side of the LOE. As the image travels to the center of the lens, it is reflected into the eye via see-through elements, creating the effect of a virtual large screen.

Why do you call LOE a disruptive technology?

In the simplest terms, LOE (Light-guide Optical Element) technology shatters the laws of conventional optics – that's why it's disruptive, revolutionary. Traditionally, personal displays suffer from the “size dilemma” — if you want the image to be large, the device has to be large; if you want the device to be small, the image will be small. A small image defeats the purpose of a portable near-to-eye display, while a bulky device is uncomfortable, unsightly, and hardly portable. LOE, on the other hand, brings the technological breakthrough of combining a large, high-quality image in an incomparably compact form factor, using a transparent lens which enables Lumus to offer products with the natural look of standard eyeglasses and the multiple benefits of see-through.