Google Glass will support prescription lenses later this year

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 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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15 Comments

1. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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.

3. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

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

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

6. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 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

15. taikucing unregistered

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

13. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

4. technut

Posts: 205; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

I absolutely agree!

2. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

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

7. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 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?

8. dirtydirty00

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 21, 2011

I WANT GLASS!

9. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

10. avin007

Posts: 139; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

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

12. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 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.

14. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

17. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 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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