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Emergensee glasses win top invention award

Spectacles that can be adjusted by the user to address near- or far-sightedness win their developer top honours as the most innovative invention from Asia-Pacific.
John Major left with the finalists Photo Gareth Jones

Eyeglasses that John Major described as “astonishing in what they can do, but not the epitome of cool fashion” were judged yesterday as the most innovative invention from Asia-Pacific this year and earned their developer, Adlens, the gold award at a function held at the Four Seasons hotel in Hong Kong.

“It’s always disappointing to those who don’t win but, as with the Oscars, it is an honour to be nominated,” said Major. “Innovation is extraordinarily important and is our future.” The former British prime minister has been a senior adviser to Credit Suisse since...

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