Here’s good news for people looking for prescription Google Glass. Their wait is finally over now as Google has officially announced launch of a range of prescription Google Glass devices.
Google’s ‘Titanium Collection’ features four feather-light titanium frame designs including Bold, Curve, Thin and Split. Each of the frames will cost around $225 (excluding the cost of glass). The device is presently on an expanded trial program in which people will have to pay $1,500 to grab the frames. The device has not yet been offered for sale to the public.
The Titanium Collection has been designed keeping both men and women in mind, so the frames are the same for both.
As the customers will have to get their own prescription lenses fitted at an optician, the total cost of getting the device will jump to $1,725 excluding the optician’s charge.
Google, through a partnership with eye insurance company Vision Service Plan (VSP), is getting optometrists in the US trained on how to handle Glass and fit the lenses onto the frames.
Google has advised that the Glass unit removed from the frames should be kept safe while the frames are left with the optician. People with extreme prescriptions outside of +4 or -4 won’t be able to get their lenses fitted to the thin frames.
A new range of tinted clip-ons have also been launched by the company which will cost an additional $150. The original Glass will be available on sale in five different color options.
Check out the promotional video for Google’s prescription version glasses below: