The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a granted patent for Samsung earlier this month for Augmented Reality contact lenses. To get around Google’s awkward Glass product that was receiving constant negative news mainly due to its face camera being seen as an invasion of privacy, Samsung invented specialized contact lenses with a hidden camera built–in. The main selling point of Samsung’s contact lenses is that they’re primarily designed for realizing augmented reality. Samsung notes that an external device like a smartphone may include a program interacting with the smart contact lens. For more on this invention, view the full Patently Mobile report here.