Google reassures eye glass wearers with prescription-ready Glass prototype

March 12, 2013

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    There are a lot of questions in regards to Google Glass since it is a futuristic technology. The burning question is how the search giant plants on ensuring that those with prescription glasses won’t be left out. Well, Google has a very good answer.

    The Project Glass team took to Google+ to reiterate that Glass will work well with most eye prescriptions. ”We understand how important this is and we’ve been working hard on it,” the Glass team writes. To assure everyone, Google photographed company employee Greg Priest-Dorman wearing Glass on a test pair of frames.

    While the prescription-ready version of Glass won’t be ready alongside the Explorer Edition, Google says that those wearing glasses can expect to see a solution to the problem by the end of 2013. Glass should be available to any who wants the device in the US on the basis that owners of Glass aren’t wanting to visit a certain bar in Seattle at the end of 2013.

    Of course, another question that will rise from this is if it will cost extra. The Glass team didn’t mention anything of the like, but considering that Glass is modular and you’ll be able to add frames and lenses that match your prescription, it’s not expected.

    Comments

    • Filip Justin

      I suppose that I won’t be able to get my hands on Glass as I do not live in the US.. I hope they improve their support for Europe.. Especially Eastern Europe..

    • http://twitter.com/VanishedDecoy Ryan Peters

      Cool!

    • Vinnie

      I think it’s a great concept and could do well if it’s reasonably affordable but if GOOGLE runs up the price like they have on their tablets then they can keep em.

      • Ivan Myring

        What do you mean? The nexus 7 and 10 are very reasonably priced

        • jesuguru

          True, I think he maybe meant the Pixel Chrome laptop (nice, but overpriced for what it is IMO).

    • Ivan Myring

      I hope they make it modular, so it can clip onto your existing glasses

      • mohdamr1

        Cool idea. Google should leave the eye glasses alone and focus on the technology that will project on the lens, if they are modular that would make them flexible and convenient. Also Google designing the Google glass for eye glass wearers is very considerate and thoughtful.

      • William King

        YES… I don’t want to buy new expensive glasses so that I can have a new, expensive device…

    • Matti M

      GOOD! I need prescriptioned google glass, or then i could wear lenses in my eyes…
      Just the price must be MAX 500 dollar and it must be good quality.

    • Matti M

      GOOD! I need prescriptioned google glass, or then i could wear lenses in my eyes…
      Just the price must be MAX 500 dollar and it must be good quality.

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