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Millions of people use contact lenses in lieu of glasses, but a perennial peccadillo of many users are putting them in the wrong way, feeling the discomfort of that, and then turning them around. Designers Huang-Yu Chen and Shih-Ting Huang have come up with a conceptual solution to this problem – a sunglass technology film that is transparent on one side and mirrored on the other. Traditionally, the way to identify the right side up of a contact lens is looking at a side view of the lens to see whether or not the sides fray outwards. This new design simply takes a brief look at the lenses to see whether or not the side is transparent.The lenses use a sandwich structure that has no direct contact with the cornea or eyelid, which provides enhanced comfort and safety. The contact lenses include the technology of silicone hydrogel and reflective optical coating, which calls for 95% of infrared radiation rejected, 99% of ultra-violet radiation rejected, and only 8% of visible light reflected. The reflective optical coating on the middle of the lenses make them appear like small mirrors; the same technology as sunglasses. Hopefully the mirrored contact lens will make the user experience slightly better for those who use them on a daily basis.