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->''"[[MemeticMutation My vision is augmented.]]"''
-->-- '''JC Denton''', ''VideoGame/DeusEx''

[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Eyes made from electronics]]. Prevalent in cyberpunk and post-cyberpunk works, occasionally crops up in SciFi works that don't focus as much on {{transhuman}}ism.

Normally the eye is some kind of upgrade or [[SuperSenses super sense]]. It may have a superzoom, infrared or perhaps digitised vision. This is quite common with the {{Cyborg}} hero whose powers are his cybernetic upgrades.

It can also be a [[ArtificialLimbs prosthetic replacement for lost eyes]]. These are commonly found in stories set in the far future with widely available technology. In reality, artificial sight technology is [[http://discovermagazine.com/2001/aug/featsight already pretty advanced]], so as writers catch up with science we should be seeing crude-but-workable Electronic Eyes in about TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture.

Sometimes the eye is very visually distinct. Bizarre irises or unusual pupils mark the individual. Working on the principle of the eyes being the window to the soul, these TechnicolorEyes can be a small but direct method of demonstrating the fact that an otherwise normal-looking individual is at least partially cybernetic. In the case of prosthetic eyes they also work as a scar signifier. Since the eyes are taken as so much more personal they can be a much smaller effect for greater emotional impact.

If only [[FashionableAsymmetry one eye]] is cybernetic, it is a form of EyepatchOfPower.

See also the supertropes {{Cyborg}} and EyeTropes. When the person with these eyes dies, expect to see EyeLightsOut. See GlassEye for the fantasy version of this.

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[[folder:Advertising]]
* Verizon's advertisements for the Droid X show this happening (for some reason) as the user watches the built in Blockbuster-on-demand feature.
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* The Combat {{Cyborg}}s introduced in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS''. Their eyes were amongst the many body parts replaced with cybernetic implants. Close-ups of their eyes reveal camera lenses that rotate when they're using their SuperSenses.
* In ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' (all versions) one of the main characters, Batou, has very obvious artificial eyes. In ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' they are referred to as "ranger eyes," after the eyes used by the ranger unit he belonged to when he was in the military. Not much is revealed of their capabilities.
** They are shown to include night vision, a powerful zoom, limited ability to detect thermoptic camouflage and in the final episode of 2nd Gig [[spoiler:a visual TrustPassword when a corrupt official is silly enough to send Rangers after a former Ranger.]]
** In ''Stand Alone Complex'', Borma has a similar pair of eyes, except they are red. Nothing known about their capabilities. Saito's left eye is his cybernetic "Hawkeye", which has a super powerful scoping ability and he can access satellites to zoom in on his targets to help with his sniping. When not used, remains closed, looking akin to an eye patch.
*** In the Stand Alone Complex version these are implied to be fairly common, though with less conspicuous versions than Batou and Borma. The Major (being a full body cyborg) has them, as does the minister in the very first episode.
* All the Hooba siblings from ''Manga/PrincessResurrection'' have them, though they are android, not cyborg.
* ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'' has Paul von Oberstein, who was born blind until he got a pair of rather creepy prosthetic eyes.
* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' star Spike Spiegel has a false eye. It functions practically identically to a natural eye, with no nifty technological tricks. The only sign of its falseness is the fact that it's a slightly different shade of brown than his real eye.
** One particular fan-theory assumes that his false eye has some form of enhanced capabilities, to explain both his ImprobableAimingSkills while [[FiringOneHanded firing his pistol with one hand]].
* In {{Cyborg 009}}, 003's SuperSenses come from ehr being turned into a Cyborg. Her electronic eyes are shown in quite the detail in the 2012 movie.
* Bandou of ''Manga/ElfenLied'' gets these after Lucy [[EyeScream destroys his original eyes]]. Notably, they're actually a little ''less'' functional than a normal human eye (they tint everything yellow and make things a bit blurry), but Bandou's not going to complain when the alternative was blindness.
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[[folder:Comicbooks]]
* ''Comicbook/JudgeDredd'' has Bionic Eyes, given to him during the "City of the Damned" story arc, after his real ones were ripped out of their sockets by a zombie version of himself from the future. Dredd notes that the new eyes give him 20:20 '''night''' vision, enhanced clarity over distance, and a 50% reduction in blinking time. He praises the efficiency of his new eyes after he gets them, and his one regret is that he never got them sooner. Truth be told though, you'll probably be hard-pressed to ever find another Dredd story where any of these improved eye functions become useful to him in a situation. However, in the ''TwoThousandAD'' story ''The Dead Man'', [[spoiler: one of the earliest tip-offs to the reader revealing that the titular disfigured character is actually Dredd is the fact that his eyes "don't look natural".]] It also crops up in another story, where a group of perps use an EMP device. Unsurprisingly, Dredd is BlindWithoutEm.
* [[BigBad Haazen]] from ''ComicBook/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' had one mechanical eye that was visibly artificial and [[RedEyesTakeWarning glowed bright red]]. His other eye seemed to be simply an empty socket, leading one to wonder [[FridgeLogic why he didn't get it replaced, too]].
** Oh, it's [[TheDarkSide not]] [[EyesAlwaysShut empty]].
* Mr. Marsh of ''ComicBook/NoHero'' has computers in his head that's revealed by glowing eyes.
* Police captain Wiggins in ''ComicBook/{{Grendel}}: Devil's Legacy''. We never see how this works but the eye can be attuned to a person's physiology to function as a lie detector (much the same way as a real lie detector works but in this case, he's probably seeing somewhat like what Geordi Laforge might see through his visor). Quite useful in questioning suspects. Although, apparently he often prefers to rely on his intelligence and intuition rather than just his built in lie detector. He's probably aware that any good liar can beat a lie detector.
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[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* In ''FanFic/AeonEntelechyEvangelion'' it is mandatory for the military personnel to get eye modifications, either in form of special contacts or replacing the organic eyes with the artificial ones, since on the battlefield there are lots of thing, mostly lasers, that tend to blind at best or fry the eyeballs at worst.
* In ''Fanfic/TiberiumWars'', one of Commander Karrde's eyes is an electronic replacement. In addition, Commander Rawne arranges for a soldier who was blinded by shrapnel to get replacement electronic eyes. Being a Nod soldier, naturally, her eyes glow [[RedEyesTakeWarning red]]. Avatar pilots also have glowing electronic eyes, along with a slew of other implants to help them control their mechs.
* Blackjack in ''FalloutEquestriaProjectHorizons'' gets these [[spoiler: after taint requires her mutated and totally ineffectual eyes be scooped out by Glory]]
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[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* John Silver from ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'' has a cybernetic eye instead of an eye patch. It's generally yellow, but [[RedEyesTakeWarning turns red when he's angry]].
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Franchise/{{Robocop}}'' says his eyes are "the best money can buy"; they are somehow superior to human vision, despite having visibly poor screen-resolution RoboCam.
** The built-in HUD featuring target identification, police database interface, system status readouts, and recording capability is a considerable upgrade over the original human eyes. (it's not in his faceplate: the readouts persist even after he's taken it off)
* In ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera'' Blind Mag, born blind but given the ability to see by [=GeneCo=] at the price of having to sing for the [=GeneCo=] Opera. [[spoiler:Eventually she is marked for repossession, but before it can happen she removes the eyes herself at the end of her final performance for GeneCo. She is of course, killed for her defiance.]]
* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' films after ''[[Film/StarTrekGenerations Generations]]'', Geordi [=LaForge=] replaced his VISOR with streamlined ocular implants. [=LeVar=] Burton did not like wearing the VISOR prop. From what we see in ''[[Film/StarTrekFirstContact First Contact]]'', the implants are far superior to the VISOR, as he is actually able to see people in normal colors, as opposed to rainbow shapes. It is unknown if he can still tell when people are lying. Given that during the TV series Geordi specifically declined ocular implants because they'd give him inferior vision to his VISOR, most likely the ones developed by the time of ''First Contact'' could see everything his VISOR could and more.
* Clan Techie from the [[{{Film/Dredd}} 2012 Judge Dredd film]].
* In ''Film/CubeZero'', the villains's leader Jax lost one of his eyes due a mechanical mishap and had it replaced with a robotic one. It's only a RedRightHand however and he never uses it for superhuman feats.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Common in the ''Literature/RevelationSpaceSeries'' by Creator/AlastairReynolds. The Ultranauts (crews of the starships) frequently adopt these, with their quality varying greatly. [[{{Jerkass}} Dan Sylveste]] has artificial eyes which were locally made on a planet with no advanced technology, so his vision is ''terrible'', like a public CCTV feed.
* On the cover of the book ''Extras'', the fourth book of the {{Uglies}} trilogy; the characters have "eyescreens," which is like permanent internet interface embedded in the eye that can be shut off at will.
* The ''{{Dune}}'' universe has "Tleilaxu eyes": metal eyes that the Bene Tleilax claimed improved on the originals. The Duncan Idaho ghola Hayt was given them by his Tleilaxu creators. They were sometime bought to replace the eyes lost due to attacks by stone burners (indeed, when a stone burner goes off in ''Dune Messiah'', someone comments, "The Tleilaxu will sell many eyes here"). Some Fremen believed that they enslaved their user.
* One character in the Literature/TimeWars books loses an eye and gets a bionic replacement.
* In ''[[EndersGame Speaker for the Dead]]'', Olhado lost his sight when he was young. Technology was advanced enough to replace his eyes with metal ones, which allowed him to videotape everything he saw and play it back in slow motion. However, he only used one functional replacement; he gave up binocular vision to have one of the eyes be a jack that he could use to upload the video of his father's abuse of his siblings.
** Olhado, by the way, is supposed to be a nickname for "The Guy With The Eyes"; his actual name is Lauro Sulémão Ribeira von Hesse.
* Literature/HonorHarrington gets one after the second book in the series. Get's nifty features like a zoom function and night vision but because the input doesn't ''quite'' match the remaining organic eye there's always a sense of something off. She ponders if having the other eye replaced would change that but isn't interested experimenting to find out.
* In ''Literature/QuantumGravity'', Lila Black, {{Cyborg}}, has had her eyes replaced along with many other body parts. They are perfect mirrors because of this, which pushes her into the UncannyValley for some characters.
* Though it functions on magic instead of cybernetics, Mad-Eye Moody's prosthetic eye in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' looks weird and has enhanced capabilities, like being able to spin in its socket and look in any direction, even ''behind him''.
* In the ''Literature/MaximumRide'' series, this is how [[DemolitionsExpert Iggy]] was blinded--the {{Mad Scientist}}s at the School were trying to [[PlayingWithSyringes replace his eyes with robotic eyes]] and massively screwed up.
* Cyber eyes are a pretty common implant in Creator/WilliamGibson's ''Literature/SprawlTrilogy'', both for correcting bad vision and for vanity, Simstim stars almost always have them.
* In ''Literature/TheRedVixenAdventures'' Lady Sallivera Darktail's right eye is prosthetic thanks to her ex-husband's abuse, she can make it look like a natural eye of any color but halfway through "Captive" she turns off the camouflage, so it looks like a black camera lens, to signify that she's no longer going to act like it didn't happen.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* The "Bionic Eye" was first introduced in ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan''. Not only could Steve Austin see perfectly with it, but it had 20X telescopic capability, could zoom in at will, had infra-red and night-vision capability, and was coordinated with his bionic arm to give him pin-point hand-eye coordination and accuracy, even making him an unbeatable tennis-player.
** ''Series/TheBionicWoman'' also had a bionic ear, which allowed her to hear voices from a full mile away.
** In the TV movie ''The Return of the Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman'', Steve Austin's long lost son also gets a bionic eye. This eye doesn't have a zoom lens or infrared vision; instead, it has a [[EyeBeam laser]].
* The Borg in ''Franchise/StarTrek'' are also mentioned to have ocular implants. Not a stretch, considering that most of them have some kind of cybernetic hardware covering (or replacing) one eye (or, occasionally, both).
* In ''Series/BabylonFive'' G'Kar gets a replacement eye for the one he lost during his captivity on Centauri Prime. Unfortunately, the only iris color that was in stock was blue, which is completely mismatched with the deep red color of his remaining eye.
* The Silicates of ''Series/SpaceAboveAndBeyond'' have eyes that look like targeting reticules.
* In ''Series/CenturyCity'', a hopeful baseball player has a bionic eye and has to appeal in court in order for him to play on the grounds that bionics give an unfair advantage to a player.
* In ''AgentsOfShield'', centipede soldiers and agents are given a single bionic eye, allowing them to [[XRayVision see through walls when their eyes are shut]] and receive incoming orders as text. It also allows the person in control to watch what they see and [[YouHaveFailedMe terminate them if anything goes wrong]].
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[[folder:Music]]
* The narrator of Music/JonathanCoulton's "The Future Soon" imagines meeting the girl he has a crush on in the future: "I'll see her standing by the monorail / She'll look the same except for bionic eyes / She lost the real ones in the Robot Wars..."
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Common in the ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' game 'verse. To the point where there are several brands, with Zeiss being the state of the art for cyber-eyes.
* Among the many cybernetic implants the Imperium uses in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' "augmetic optics" are quite common. ''GauntsGhosts'' features an electronic-eyed soldier who's a valuable reconnaissance asset as his range of vision extends across the electromagnetic spectrum.
** Particularly notable is Commissar Yarrick's "Baleful Eye", which [[EyeBeams shoots lasers]]. Why did he get an eye that shoot lasers? Because [[AscendedMeme Yarrick once heard a rumor that]] [[MemeticBadass he could kill you by glaring.]]
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[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* The ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' ride at Ride/UniversalStudios has a fake ad for cybernetic enhancements which shows a basketball player with artificial eyes that aid in his targeting. He sinks the perfect shot. And then his eyes glow red...
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
** The Illusive Man's eyes are notable for being obviously artificial. The tie-in comic, ''Mass Effect: Evolution'', reveals where he got them: [[spoiler:a Reaper artifact on Shanxi]]. Notably, only ''one'' character ever mentions the Illusive Man's unusual eyes: Joker, in an off-hand remark about TIM's "freaky eyes" in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''.
** The protagonist, Commander Shepard, is also mentioned as having implants to aid with targeting and so forth (along with various other body modifications). KickTheDog enough and they glitch out and become a case of RedEyesTakeWarning.
** Zaeed Massani is a more subdued example--he has a cybernetic prosthetic eye to replace the one he (probably) lost when [[spoiler:he was shot in the head]]. Said prosthesis is grey, while his real eye is green.
* The ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' series features these. One of the characters lampshades the fact that JC wears his glasses everywhere, and he responds by saying "My vision is augmented." Apart from a retina implant which allows seeing in dark areas, you can find an augmentation which allows you to see in infrared, and even through walls.
** ''[[VideoGame/TwentyTwentySeven 2027]]'' features these as an augmentation upgrade.
* ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'' features these. You can upgrade them to allow you to see through walls, tell when an enemy will stop looking for you, and keep you safe from flashbangs.
** Also included are a pair of delightful built-in sunglasses.
* Used rather bizarrely to avoid an ArtifactTitle for ''VideoGame/GoldeneyeRogueAgent''.
* In ''VideoGame/MegaManXCommandMission'', while X is a robot, and thus obviously has electronic eyes, a close-up on his eye shows up all kinds of little circuitry doodads visible on the iris.
** This is also true in ''VideoGame/MegaManX8'', where X's irises are drawn like camera shutters. Strangely, the other robot characters have normal-looking eyes.
* Taken up a notch in ''SuperSmashBros 4'' for the original Videogame/MegaManClassic. His eyes are LCD screens. This is different from any other depiction of the character.
* Garrett, from ''VideoGame/{{Thief}}'', has a prominent {{Steampunk}} [[http://thief.wikia.com/wiki/Mechanical_Eye prosthetic eye]] from the second game onwards. It allows him to zoom in, as well as see through a special remote camera that can be tossed around corners. In one cutscene, it is shown that the eye apparently requires regular removal and maintenance, at least refilling with some fluid.
** In the StealthSequel ''VideoGame/Thief2014'', [[LegacyCharacter Garrett]] finds [[http://thiefgame.wikia.com/wiki/Mechanical_Eye the same eye]] hundreds of years later.
* In ''{{Starcraft}}'', ghosts can get an upgrade called "Ocular Implants," increasing their sight radius. It is actually quite useful as it allows the ghost to call in nuke strikes from outside the blast radius.
* An NPC in KnightsOfTheOldRepublic, Gadon Thek, apparently has a pair of these, although they don't look too different from normal eyes. You can even ask him about his "freaky eyes".
* Peacock, from VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}, possesses an unusual version of these. Her eyes (on her face) are cartoony-looking BlackBeadEyes, but in reality just empty sockets. Instead, she has three large artificial eyes attached to each of her [[ArtificialLimbs mechanical arms]]. She takes this further with the ability to summon an indefinite amount of these eyes; they are all free-floating and she can see out of every single one, giving her a massive field of vision. On top of that, they can all [[BeamSpam shoot lasers]].
* The Engineer of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' can equip an accessory called "The Googly Gazer," which has alternate styles to make it look like either a regular GlassEye or an electronic one.
* Ads for these can be found in the first few levels of ''VideoGame/PerfectDark Zero'' - and, as it turns out, [[StarterVillain Killian]] has them.
* [[MadScientist Dr. N. Gin]] of the ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot'' series has a mechanical eye as part of the life support system in his head ''crafted from a still-live rocket''.
* In ''VideoGame/DeadSpace3'', [[DistaffCounterpart Ellie Langford]] gets a [[http://deadspace.wikia.com/wiki/Log:I_For_an_Eye replacement]] for the right eye that was cut out with a screwdriver in ''VideoGame/DeadSpace2''. It's [[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130321033818/deadspace/images/a/a9/DS3-Ellie-Profile_2.png noticeable as green, unlike her blue natural eye]].
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* Kimiko in ''DresdenCodak'' acquired one of these after the Hob storyline.
* Robert of {{SSDD}} has some with [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20110621.html special features]] unfortunately they are a [[BlackEyesOfEvil little unsettling to look at]].
* Schtein of Webcomic/StringTheory has replacement eyes after an accident, unfortunately they only work in black and white, some thing that causes a problem later.
* Vriska of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has a robotic left eye after [[spoiler:one of Doc Scratch's artifacts exploded in her face]]. She eventually gets her real eye back.
* Berc of ''Webcomic/{{Magience}}'' has a prosthetic eye. He sometimes removes it and plays with it, which discomfits other characters.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* Talies from ''FanFic/TheMotleyTwo'' has an electronic left eye, his real eye lost in some NoodleIncident. It's black, with a white pupil.
* In ''Literature/AvalonsReign'', [=OSIs=] are devices that are implanted inside a person's eyes, giving them access to AugmentedReality features such as a {{HUD}}.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Matrix, Enzo's adult form in ''WesternAnimation/{{Reboot}}'' season 3, after he lost an eye to an opponent in a fighting game, replaces it with a [[SupernaturalGoldEyes gold optic]] with a stylized M. When he gets angry, it rolls and the M on the other side [[RedEyesTakeWarning glows red]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'': Dick Knubbler, sound engineer for Dethklok, has a pair of robotic eyes after his real eyes were literally exploded by [[ThePowerOfRock the power of the band's rocking]]. Each eye can move independently, like a chameleon.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers'', MadScientist Lazarus Slade has a cybernetic eye that shoots [[EyeBeams laser blasts]].
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Many scientists are working on [[http://www.2-sight.com/ creating retinal implants that can send information directly into the optic nerve]], effectively curing many kinds of blindness (and simpler models, such as those which transmit image data onto another kind of receptor, [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1210425/Blind-people-able-using-amazing-tongue-tingling-device-bypasses-eyes.html such as the tongue]], already exist). These same scientists are perfectly aware that once you can turn an electronic camera into an effective human eye, there is no difficulty whatsoever in giving these cameras night vision, zoom functions, etc...
** Unfortunately, these optic nerve/visual cortex devices currently have far lower resolution than even the cheapest digital camera, and are generally limited to producing "white" or "black" (on or off) pixels. It's better than being blind, but it produces nowhere near the detail of normal vision. Yet.
* In 2005, Tanya Marie Vlach has lost her left eye in a car accident. Now she is collecting funds to help her build an HD-equipped prosthetic eye capable of augmented reality. Apparently, it will shoot in a 720p resolution. However, it will not send the data to a nerve of some sort. Instead, the video will be transmitted to a mobile device. Vlach wants the eye to take photos from blinks.
** Rob Spence, "the Eyeborg," has something like this. He lost one of his eyes in a shooting accident as a teenager, and eventually had a prosthetic eye installed that matches the motion of his existing eye and transmits the video to a handheld receiver. It's not HD and it doesn't have Augmented Reality capabilities yet, but the technology is a proven element.
* The US Army is working on a cybernetic eye code-named "[[Franchise/StarWars Luke's Binoculars]]".
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