do x ray contact lenses exist?

Do X-Ray Contact Lenses / Glasses Really Exist?

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Are there eyewear lenses that can see through regular playing cards? Do X ray contact lenses exist?

No, there is no spectacle lens that can see through regular playing cards, and X-ray contact lenses do not exist.

Maybe you saw some videos about x-ray contact lenses on YouTube. They just used a video editor to overlay the image of the playing card onto the contact lens. It is impossible to buy a pair of special contact lenses to see through any playing cards. Next, I will explain to you based on the two most basic principles of x-rays.

What Are X-Rays?

X-rays are a type of electromagnetic radiation which have higher energy and can pass through most objects. X-rays are now widely used in medical imaging and baggage inspection machines. Common electromagnetic radiations are: radio waves, microwaves, infrared (IR), visible light, ultraviolet (UV), X-rays and gamma rays.

types of electromagnetic radiation

How Are X-Rays Produced?

X-rays can be produced by launching a beam of electrons striking the target material (i.e. tungsten) metal plate in an X-ray tube and a circulating beam of electrons in a particle accelerator.

Produce X-rays

X-Ray Contact Lenses See Through Playing Cards Is Fact or Fiction?

After you have a simple understanding of the relevant principles of X-rays, you can boldly say that seeing through playing cards with contact lenses is fictitious. It is impossible for spectacle lenses to produce x-rays.

However, the X-ray contact lenses described in the market are just to attract customers. There is no function that can see through regular playing cards. They can only see through poker cards with invisible marks to achieve a vision similar to X-ray perspective.

KEM Arrow marked cards for IR contact lenses

So, still wondering about X-ray contact lenses? No, you should not believe that X-ray contact lenses and glasses see through playing cards. You should learn about infrared contact lenses to see invisible ink marked playing cards.