Technology developed at the University of Rochester is now being leveraged in a new, noninvasive method of correcting human vision and has entered clinical trials. Ultrafast laser technology instrumental to the new method was developed at Rochester by Gerard Mourou, PhD, and Donna Strickland, PhD.
LIRIC (Laser Induced Refractive Index Change) has the potential to offer a laser vision correction solution considered safer by people requiring vision correction, but who are wary of the surgical nature of current procedures.
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Read more about the method and work behind it here.