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  • himx2013 himx2013 Jan 1, 2014 6:17 PM Flag

    Google Glass Price, Release Date: Prescription Lens For Glass Starts At $99, Pre-Orders For Explorer Members Starts After CES 2014 By Staff Writer | January 01, 2014 05:57 PM EST

    Google Glass price, release date: The AR lens that has been one of the main tech headliners for the year 2013 is getting an early boost in the news circuit after the price for prescription lenses for the unit was announced.
    According to Android Community, Rochester Optical has noted via the Glass Explorers community on Google the pricing for prescription lenses, which starts at $99. The company noted that pre-orders for explorer members will begin “shortly after” CES 2014, which ends on January 10.
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    Android Community notes that Rochester sent out a questionnaire last week, which intended to gauge what users would be looking for in custom lenses. Current Glass users were asked about materials, tinting, and all manner of options we’d usually get with normal lenses at an optometrist. Users are also provided the option to select the shape of the lenses, making for a unique experience.
    Google itself is committed in bringing prescription lenses to Glass, but using a different approach. Google will apply the tech and moved it to another frame.
    In Android Community’s report, it noted that Rochester suggests all they need for the lenses is your prescription and there would be no dismantling of Glass that needs to occur. The Android-focused news site says that Rochester seems to be right when it comes to its pricing and meets the need for prescription lenses that Glass enthusiasts has longed for.

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