Prescription version of Google Glass coming later this year

By Shawn Knight
Mar 12, 2013
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  1. Last month Google product director Steve Lee said the company was working on a Google Glass reference model for prescription lenses for people that must wear glasses to correct vision problems. Following up on Lee’s statement, Google has officially confirmed...

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  2. I hope that Google remembers that some of us are "left-eyed".
  3. ArthurZ

    ArthurZ Newcomer, in training Posts: 79

    I am one of these who depend on glasses and hate them;
    Curious if this innovation is going to kill the sight correction business (laser eye surgeries)... I guess at least eyeglasses are back into the fashion!
  4. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 954   +30

    I'm used to wearing glasses, and the geek in me is certainly enthusiastic about the idea of Glass. I would still love to know more about it and read reviews, but there could be one such geek toy in my future life.
  5. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,044   +37

    There could be? There WILL be. We should most likely have the opportunity (assuming if you are at least under 65 years of age) that you will get to see this, and probably for only a few hundred dollars.

    I'll wait it out, would have to be one of the only people in Indiana walking around with one of these on their glasses anyways! I'm already labeled the computer geek without having gadgets on my face! lol
  6. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,044   +37

    Sorry I meant to say " I'll wait it out, I would hate to be one of the only people...."
  7. 415WhoCares

    415WhoCares Newcomer, in training

    The new HOT item that will be stolen from the dumb people that try to sport them around! LOL
  8. Jay Pfoutz

    Jay Pfoutz Malware Helper Posts: 4,286   +49

    Yeah, and being HOT means costly. So, the next grand theft is Google Glass. Congrats...better lower the prices geniuses. :D
  9. I had my cornea warped by lazer surgery and had to have custom hard contact lenses
    made by Boston eye (5-8,000 dollars) to see. This may be another answer.
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,400   +832

    Yeah man! Google is going to cleanse the world of evil, poverty, abolish the seven deadly sins, astigmatism, and uphold the ideals of the "Miss America Pageant".

    The only thing that could thwart this "second coming", is if they don't take in enough ad revenue.

    "Yea thou I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for Google art tracking me"!
  11. Jay Pfoutz

    Jay Pfoutz Malware Helper Posts: 4,286   +49

    Wow, man. That sounds cynical AND creepy. :eek:
     
  12. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,400   +832

    That's because it was intended to be. Ya gotta admit though, there's an element of truth in it.

    To quote our "greatest president ever", George W. Bush, "mission accomplished"!

    Next time, maybe I'll rephrase it to read, "yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, the only evil I fear is Google tracking me"...
  13. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 954   +30

    I mean using that there's a good chance I'll be an early adaptor of this. I still hope it will only cost a few hundred dollars even in its first incarnation, because I imagine it would require a smartphone for full functionality, so I'll need to buy one.


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