Google Glasses may be a rage among the people across the globe; they may be the most innovative product of all times for the techies. But according to me, they were nothing but an unnecessary innovation and implementation of scientific technology. The reason is simple. Last year when I viewed the Google Keynote presentation of the I/O 2012, I was envious. Envious because it was a glass that lacked the capability to support people who already sported a pair of prescribed lenses. And I was one of them! I was someone ineligible to sport even a sunglass, because if I removed my prescribed glasses, all I would be able to see is a blurred-foggy atmosphere. I wanted those internet connected spectacles, I was envious!
But my perceptions on this amazing glass changed yesterday, when the company finally announced that the Google Glass will show compatibility towards prescription glasses, and people who already sport one can seamlessly don the Glasses without replacing their prescribed glasses. The announcement on the company’s Google+ page also claims that this option to include prescription lens to the Glasses will be made available to the general public later this year. Great!
The Company on its G+ page officially says, “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.”
Also, the post says that the Explorer Edition of the Glass, which the company is planning to release this summer, will not support this feature. This is because the company is rigorously working on perfecting the design and build to support the prescription lens.
To further affirm this announcement, Google also rolled out a picture of one of the members of the Glass project. The image shows the employee sporting a prototype of the Google Glass over prescribed lens.
Now I’m totally convinced, because I can actually wear one of those cool things without losing my normal vision. Moreover, this move from the company will further push the adoption of this gadget as it opens up ways for spectacled people to own a piece of radical innovation. And with the features that it offers, I just cannot wait to get hands on with the gadget and share the way I look at the world, to the world!