Prescription Google Glass Stories January 6, 2014


Since the initial release of Google Glass at Google I/O last May, people have been calling for the ability to attach prescription lenses to the product. Over the last month, talk of this has heated up with images of Glass with prescription lenses being leaked and much more. Today, however, Glasses company Wetley has released its prescription frames and lenses for Google Glass and they are available for ordering now, dubbed GGRX.

  • Easily mounted, no tools required – takes seconds to mount/dismount
  • Frame is stainless steel – 30% lighter than typical frame materials – extremely durable
  • Lens are polycarbonate – highly impact resistant and durabl
  • Comes with Crizal Premium Anti-Reflective coating at no additional cost – reduces eye fatigue and strain
  • Made decision early to eschew cheaper materials (plastic frame, CR-39 lenses.)
  • Can accommodate almost any prescription
  • Also offer lens upgrades, tinting options, and anti-fog coating (some units, not all)

The frames are made of stainless steel and the company touts that the mounting process is incredibly simply and requires no tools whatsoever. There are a variety of options available for purchase and they start at $99. The first option is the frame only. In order to get lenses, you would have to take the frame to your local optometrist. The next option are single vision prescription lenses, which start at $149.99. Next up are progressive prescription lenses at $249.99. Sunglasses with a gray tint and no prescription are available for $139.99, while sunglasses with prescription capabilities are also available.  

GGRX frames are available now at Full press release after the jump:

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Prescription Google Glass Stories December 6, 2013


A couple of days after Google started inviting Glass Explorers to upgrade to the second generation model, Google employee Brian Matiash posted photos showing Glass mounted on a pair of prescription glasses – then later removed them. You’d have thought Google of all companies would know you can’t erase things from the Internet …

It appears that the modified Glass unit has a slot in the top into which the glasses are fitted. It looks from the photos like quite a few designs of prescription glasses and sunglasses would be compatible with the unit.

Roll-out of Glass Explorer program is very gradually expanding, with existing Explorers recently invited to buy Glass for a friend after previously being given three invitations to pass on back in September.

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