Many are curious how Apple might approach smart glasses. The obvious thing would be to have a lens in the glasses which could be used to project things on it like an overlay. The downside is that people who already wear glasses might not need a second set of lenses, and people who aren’t used to glasses might not be used to have a lens in front of them either.

However, a patent discovered by AppleInsider has revealed that one of the ways Apple thinks that they can solve this problem is by project augmented reality content directly onto the retina of the wearer themselves.

According to the patent’s description, “Virtual reality (VR) allows users to experience and/or interact with an immersive artificial environment, such that the user feels as if they were physically in that environment. For example, virtual reality systems may display stereoscopic scenes to users in order to create an illusion of depth, and a computer may adjust the scene content in real-time to provide the illusion of the user moving within the scene.”

Apple also suggests that such a system could deal with issues like headaches or motion sickness that are typically associated with VR or AR. That being said, with this being a patent it’s hard to say whether or not Apple plans to actually develop such a system, but it’s intriguing nonetheless.

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