File this one under “too cute to pass up.”
An east German company has rolled out a line of contact lenses – for animals!!
Giraffes, lions, rabbits, bear and owls are among the clients that can benefit from the new uber-specialized acrylic intraocular lenses. Since the product launch last year, S&V Technologies has reportedly had orders from San Diego’s Sea World, an Australian park and a Romanian zoo.
The company even fielded a request to outfit brown bears at a preserve in China to help rejuvenate the animals’ sex drive.
The lenses combat the indications of cataracts, which tend to affect animals more seriously than humans by causing complete blindness. Unlike human patients who place and remove their lenses frequently, these lenses are implanted.