Earlier this month is was thought that Google Glass prescription lens pricing would be priced around $99, however Rochester Optical the makers of the custom lenses for the Google Glass device has now revealed the true cost of adding your own prescription lenses to Google Glass.
As mentioned by Rochester Optical the $99 is purely for the lenses themselves and to add them to a pair of Google Glass eyewear you will also require a $129 clip-on-frame into which the Google Glass prescription lens will be attached, adding to the overall cost considerably.
However the custom Google Glass prescription lens created by Rochester Optical are custom built for use with Google Glass and even take into effect the upward gaze needed to use Google Glass effectively. Rochester Optical explains:
“Rochester Optical scientists have created a new design where special care is taken to remove unwanted aberrations perceived by the wearer in the directions of sight associated with the HUD, giving the wearer a clear vision of the HUD, as well as the normal clear vision their lenses provide of the world around them.”
Orders for the new Google Glass prescription lens can be placed later this month with delivery commencing in February. To re-cap the original Google Glass eyewear is fitted with a high resolution display which gives you the equivalent display of a 25 inch HD display from eight feet away and is positioned just in front of your right eye.
Google Glass is also equipped with a 5 megapixel camera that can record HD video in 720P, together with 12GB of internal storage for apps, files and media that is synced with Google’s Cloud Storage, as well as connectivity provided by with Bluetooth and WiFi.