You wouldn't dream of checking text messages or responding to email in the shower it's much too risky for your smartphone. But doing such tasks may soon be possible, as new technology will let you see information, such as a text, using special contact lenses.
Belgian researchers are developing a spherical curved LCD display that can fit onto contact lenses. While other attempts have fallen short in the past, this technology could cover an entire lens worth of text, images and other visuals.
There's also a more practical use for these contact-lens screens: adaptable sunglasses. Similar to transition lenses for eyeglasses, the contact lenses would darken on exposure to light, to protect from the sun's rays, for example.
This past year, Google Glasses have been the talk of high-tech eyewear, and Apple has reportedly filed patents for a similar technology.