Technology is constantly changing and improving, and on January 28, 2014 an announcement was made that will have an impact on the world of prescription lenses: Google Glass options are now available for prescription glasses.

Our Chicago eye care office is striving to provide the best products for you to enjoy, and we are proud to announce that Village Eye Care is one of the first authorized Google Glass providers in the Chicago area. If you are looking for a way to integrate your eye glasses with a face-mounted computer, then Google Glass is a great option for you to enjoy.

There are many computing features of Google Glass that can be used, including:

  • Hands-free photography and video
  • Manage email communication
  • Check the weather
  • Search the internet for information, including sports scores and stock market updates
  • Use navigation to get walking directions
  • Translate your voice into another language

Google Glass is a small computer that attaches to the top right of the eyeglass frame, and you can use the computing features with voice activated prompts. Previously, Google Glass has been used with a non-prescription frame, which meant that users had to choose between using Google Glass or their prescription lenses. Now, Google Glass can be mounted on prescription frames, and Google Glass can easily be moved to other frames by undoing a small screw that mounts the computer to the frame.

Prescription frames and Google Glass offer a great way for you to enjoy vision correction and computing power at the same time. If you are interested in getting your own pair of Google Glass prescription lenses, then contact us today– we are  Chicago optometrists who are now authorized Google Glass providers.