January 8, 2014
Google Glass is finally getting some focus.
Months after the product was unveiled by the Internet giant, an Illinois company has announced it will be the first to produce prescription lenses for the much-hyped headwear.
OpticsPlanet Inc.’s newest brand of carefully designed technology products, Wetley, announced its prescription adapter for Google Glass Explorer Edition. The product is the first for prescription eyeglass wearers, making Glass not only a tech tool but a part of their everyday lives.
OpticsPlanet Inc. president Pavel Shvartsman said the adapter, GGRX, is now available and has been in development for some time.
“Ever since Google Glass was unveiled, we’ve been working on this product quietly but with incredible excitement,” Shvartsman stated in a release.
“Our team of experienced industrial designers and optical experts have gone through countless designs, reworks and adjustments. We devoted every minute to perfecting the product instead of trying to attract attention, and that’s why we believe we are unveiling not just the first available product of this kind, but also the most stylish, most advanced, and most comfortable solution you will be able to find in the foreseeable future.”
Announced on Monday, the same day it became available to the public, GGRX consists of a lightweight stainless steel frame designed in Chicago and made in the USA, complete with impact resistant polycarbonate lenses and premium Crisal anti-reflective coating to minimize eye fatigue and strain.
The adapter simply clips on to Google Glass using the existing nose piece and takes only seconds to attach or detach. As well, OpticsPlanet Inc. has developed a combination package of prescription sunglasses and eyeglasses lenses.
“Wetley is where design and technology meet to create beautiful, innovative products that enhance the daily lives of their owners,” said Alessandro Minnocci, product launch team lead. “Wearable technology is exploding and where our focus is today, but there is no question you can expect more exciting and gorgeous products like GGRX from Wetley in the future.”
Adapters will ship worldwide within two to three weeks after customers supply their prescription information. Starting at an introductory price of $99.99, the GGRX Single Vision Prescription Lens Set, available exclusively at OpticsPlanet.com, is the recommended solution by the company because it comes complete with premium polycarbonate lenses customized to personal prescriptions and also Crisal anti-reflective coating for $149.99.
W. Brice McVicar is a staff writer for SiteProNews.