Autoplay: ON Autoplay: OFF
CNET News Video
Cheap prescription lenses for Snapchat SpectaclesHey, four eyes: if you've been putting off grabbing a pair of Spectacles because you need Rx lenses, we've got good news for you.
Snapchat Spectacles is one of the hottest hipster gifts around and now you can get prescription lenses in them that won't break the bank. GlassesUSA.com launched a special ordering page specifically for Spectacles. The price for a pair of basic single vision lenses is $29 but as you add options like progressive lenses, coatings or thinner lenses the cost goes up. The catch? You'll have to install the lenses yourself. They're delivered in the mail, but there is a video to help teach you how to pop them into your Spectacle frames. And you'll have to hunt down your own pair of Spectacles to begin with. If you can't make it to the temporary pop up shop in New York City to pick up a pair, they're pretty hard to find. They're only available from an elusive traveling vending machine that pops up in random spots around the US. Or you can pay more for a pair on eBay. If you haven't heard of them. Spectacles are special pairs of sunglasses with a camera built into the corner. They're designed to record ten second video clips to share on Snapchat. The draw is that the glasses let you take unique, hands-free point fo view videos. But they will set you back $130, and that's before prescription costs. Also, you'll have to factor in the time you're gonna spend explaining Spectacles to every stranger who stops you on the street about them, and defending them to your friends who hate Snapchat. I'm Ashley Esqueda, check out cnet.com for all the latest. Be good humans.