Google has confirmed that it will produce versions of its Google Glass Augmented Reality specs that are compatible with those who already wear eye glasses.
The company said, in a post on the Project Glass Google Plus page that it has been besieged by questions from the bespectacled asking whether the soon-to-be-released eye wear will come in prescription flavours.
Google said that as the Glass design is ‘modular’ users will be able to add frames and lenses that match the prescription dished out by the opticians.
The company said the design has not yet been finalised, but posted a picture of a member of the Glass team wearing a prototype.
The post said that the prescription version will be ready by the end of the year, but not in time for the release of the first public version of the device, the Explorer Edition, expected to arrive before Christmas for around £900.
The post read: “One of the questions we hear the most is whether there will be a prescription solution for Glass. The short answer is: yes!
“The Glass design is modular, so you will be able to add frames and lenses that match your prescription. We understand how important this is and we’ve been working hard on it. Here’s a picture of Greg Priest-Dorman, a member of the Glass team and an early pioneer in wearable computing, wearing one of the prototypes we’re testing.
“We’re still perfecting the design for prescription frames. Although the frames won’t be ready for the Explorer Edition’s release, hang in there — you can expect to see them later this year.”
It’s been a big news day for Google’s future-thinking wearable tech. As well as support for prescription specs wearers, the company also outlined more apps for the AR specs at the South by Southwest festival in Austin Texas.
Path, Gmail, Skitch and the New York Times were all showcased using the tech. Exciting times lie ahead.
Via The Next Web.