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They're expected to be priced in the same range as standard prescription lenses

If you've been eyeing a pair of Google Glass, but can't ditch your prescription specs, fear not: prescription lenses for Google's new wearable device will be here soon.

According to a new report from Mashable, Google Glass prescription lenses will be available in January 2014. 

The prescription lenses will be provided by New York-based company Rochester Optical

The report said that the special prescription lens add-on for Google Glass will be priced in the same range as standard prescription lenses. The arm mount will fit Google Glass "perfectly." 

Customers interested in a prescription version of Google Glass will be able to visit a website and select a matching color for their existing device. From there, they enter their prescription information and the lenses will be shipped within two business days.

Just be careful: police officers in certain parts of the U.S. seem to be handing out tickets to those wearing Google Glass while driving. 

Google Glass is a wearable device from Google that displays information in a hands-free way via natural language voice commands. The glasses allow the user to see information right on the lens in front of them. 

The Explorer Edition of Google Glass, which costs a hefty $1500, was released in February 2013. The consumer version, expected to cost $300 to $500, will be released in 2014.

Source: Mashable

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I'd just show the police...
By CZroe on 11/11/2013 4:49:52 PM , Rating: 3
I'd just show the police the back of my driver's license where it says "corrective lenses required."

RE: I'd just show the police...
By lelias2k on 11/12/2013 8:26:57 AM , Rating: 2
If there's one thing I learned is that it's pointless to argue with a police officer.

I save myself the aggravation, take the ticket and fight it later in front of a judge. Or, if it's a clear cut case, I simply do Trial by Declaration. I never had to paid a ticket doing this.

Released in Feb 2013 ?
By retrospooty on 11/11/2013 10:32:01 AM , Rating: 3
"The Explorer Edition of Google Glass, which costs a hefty $1500, was released in February 2013. "

I wouldn't call that released. It was available for dev's to purchase for a steep price ahead of the real consumer release so they can work on apps.

Anyhow, great that there will be prescription options. I cant wait to see where they go with with this product in a few years time.

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