A prescription version of Google Glass is coming in 2013. Google’s project Glass is a pair of glasses at the end of the day, so it follows that you’ll be able to order a pair personalized to your prescription preferences. While this has long been implied (or at the very least widely assumed), Google on Tuesday confirmed it is still working on such a variant, and it will be released later this year sometime after the Explorer Edition. In fact, Google has shared a picture (read: not a mockup) of Greg Priest-Dorman, a member of the Glass team and an early pioneer in wearable computing, sporting one of the prototypes the company is currently testing. This adds further credence to the fact that the prescription variant will be available in time for the holiday season, assuming Google doesn’t run into stock issues.
Google’s Project Glass Will Support Prescription Lenses ‘Later This Year’
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).