Google Glass prescription frames said to start at $99

Rochester Optical is said to debut its prescription frames for the wearable tech in less than two weeks, and apparently they'll come in an array of styles.

Google Glass with prescription lenses could look kind of like this. Sarah Tew/CNET

Wearing Google Glass could be an issue for users that don't have 20/20 vision , but it's looking like this problem is being handled. Rochester Optical has made prescription lenses for the wearable tech that are said to come in all sorts of styles, cost as low as $99, and debut in as soon as two weeks from now, according to Slash Gear.

Rochester Optical announced last month that it was creating a release of "digital high definition prescription lenses for Google Glass."

"As a state-of-the-art optical laboratory, one of the first wearable technology items Rochester Optical will be producing are custom prescription, fashion, and sport lenses for Google Glass, available for purchase in early 2014," the company said in a statement.

Rochester Optical will be begin preorders on the prescription lenses after CES 2014 next week, according to Slash Gear. Instead of having to take apart the headpiece, the lenses are said to simply clip onto Glass.

Google is not partnering with Rochester Optical on these prescription frames. When contacted by CNET, a Google spokesperson said, "According to Google, there is currently no relationship between Google Glass and Rochester Optics."

The Web giant is said to have been in talks with American vision benefits provider VSP Global about how best to integrate Google Glass into prescription glasses and casual frames. The Web giant has also publicly said it has been working to create prescription frames for Glass "for some time."

Besides prescription lenses, Google Glass is also set to get different types of shields and come with sunglasses .

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Dara Kerr, a freelance journalist based in the Bay Area, is fascinated by robots, supercomputers and Internet memes. When not writing about technology and modernity, she likes to travel to far-off countries.



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