Scientists from Belgium have developed a new technology that allows a text message to be beamed directly into a contact lens in somebody's eye.
Researchers at Ghent University have created a tiny spherical LCD display that can be sent images via wireless technology.
Video demonstrating the new technology shows a dollar sign being projected onto the lens.
The researchers said that the technology was still basic but it was a step towards "fully pixilated contact lens displays" that would have the same quality as a TV screen.
"We can start working towards real applications, possibly available in only a few years," Professor Herbert De Smet told the Telegraph.
He said the technology was not designed to one day replace cinema screens or TVs but could be used to display road directions or text messages.
Author: Alys Francis. Approving editor: Emily O'Keefe.
Sources: The Telegraph.