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Google Glass will support prescription lenses later this year

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Google Glass will support prescription lenses later this year
This shouldn't really be a surprise, because Google has said before that it was working to give those who already wear glasses a way to use Google Glass. But, Google has made it official, and said that Google Glass will support prescription lenses later this year, although early adopters should keep in mind that the current Explorer Edition of Glass will not be getting a way to use prescription lenses.

Google Glass will support prescription lenses later this year
Google confirmed that it is working on a separate model from the Explorer Edition, and that model will be made for those who already wear glasses. To accommodate frames and prescription lenses, Google is trying to make Glass modular. The interesting part of the reveal wasn't the image of Glass team member Greg Priest-Dorman wearing an early mockup, but that the second model of Glass will be released after the Explorer Edition, but still in 2013. This may indicate that the Explorer Edition will be coming sooner than expected. 

Both models of Glass are expected in time for the holidays, Google says, unless there are "stock issues", which is something that has been a running trouble for Google. Although maybe the pricing and pretty niche market for Glass at first will help mitigate that. 

source: +Project Glass

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posted on 12 Mar 2013, 14:36 14

1. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3764; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I am going to check this out when it becomes available. Google always innovates. This is the most curious I have been about a piece of technology in a VERY long time.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 14:54 9

3. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


don't understand why did you get thumbs down? if this is not innovation what is it then?

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 15:26 2

5. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3227; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


The risk of privacy invasion is too high. Plus the idea seems too novel.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 15:52 12

6. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


if everyone would think like you mxzyp you would still have to make fire using 2 sticks. probably not even that as you would say it is health and safety hazard

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 00:13

15. taikucing (unregistered)


go back to 60's.. your existence is not accepted in the future

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 21:57 1

13. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5047; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Those who thumb him down are the Apple fanboys, they are waiting for the iWatch right? iWatch? Innovation? xD......

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 15:17 3

4. technut (Posts: 52; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


I absolutely agree!

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 14:51 1

2. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


exactly what I have said in previous post that there will be separate google glass that will clip on existing glasses.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 15:59

7. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Hmmm I'm intrigued. I'd like one that can clip on my glasses but I wear contacts a lot...would I need two pairs?

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 16:10

8. dirtydirty00 (Posts: 248; Member since: 21 Jan 2011)


I WANT GLASS!

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 16:22

9. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6142; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


This is perfect. Now i can put my rx glasses on google glass.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 19:36

10. avin007 (Posts: 139; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


When are the "holidays"???.....anyone???

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 20:13

12. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2650; Member since: 26 May 2011)


American Thanksgiving is the last Thursday in November. Hannukah is from November 27th til December 5th. Christmas is, as always, December 25th. Kwanzaa is December 26th til January 1st. And, of course, New Years is January 1st.

The Holiday Season.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 19:45

11. izim1 (Posts: 73; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


The first pic looks Photoshopped. Just saying.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 09:53

16. jinxed (Posts: 107; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)


oh really..

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 21:59

14. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5047; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Even glasses is getting even smarter now. By the way, hurry up Google!!!!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 01:14

17. haseebzahid (Posts: 1803; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


is that true after wearing Google glasses we can virtually see humans as we see in games like display Hud, health bar, Armor, Ammo and health bar of people we see around + their hostility level at us :O cuz thats seems so Cyborg style
and forgot to mention the minimap and radar to localize the HU-MANS

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