Prescription Lenses with Google Glass? Here’s Hoping….

I took my Google Glass and frames to a LensCrafters Store in Denver tonight, hoping to get a quick turnaround on prescription lenses that would enable me to use Glass and see things as well as I do with my current, old-fashioned glasses.

The lab manager, Chad Kell, and optician Ruben Nolasco came out in their white coats for their first look at Glass. They expertly removed the frame that came with Glass and attached the one that I had ordered, which will hold my prescription lenses. They strongly recommended anti-glare lenses, which meant I have to wait five to eight business days before I will be able to see the world clearly using Glass. Until then, I can sort of see what’s on the little screen in the upper right of my vision, and I am scheduled for a one-to-one Google Hangout video training session tomorrow at noon, when I will learn how to talk to Glass and what it can do for me.

The big question is whether I will be able to see the Glass screen clearly with the prescription lenses. Chad and Ruben suggested increasing the width of the distance portion of my progressive lenses, which is at the top of the lens where I will be glancing at Glass messages. I appreciated their interest in this brand-new bit of eyewear and hope I will become an accomplished Glass explorer soon.

I know I won’t be reading Kindle books on Glass, but maybe Audible titles will be available? In any event, I will be sharing my some of my first impressions on The Kindle Chronicles podcast without detracting from the usual eBook-focused content. Stay tuned!

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Comments 4

  1. Jim Jones wrote:

    When did you join the Glass world?

    Posted 05 Feb 2014 at 11:22 pm
  2. Len Edgerly wrote:

    They arrived today. I left my email address a couple of months ago, I think, saying I was interested in trying them. An email from Google arrived yesterday, so I took the plunge and they arrived today. It’s a disorienting experience to have a little screen flickering in the upper right of my vision, and I am clueless on how to use them. I won’t get the full effect until the prescription lenses arrive. Meanwhile, I’m catching up on coverage of Glass in the past year. I haven’t been this excited about a new gadget since my Segway was delivered here in Denver. Fun!

    Posted 06 Feb 2014 at 12:16 am
  3. Drew Holmes wrote:

    Is there an app you could read kindle books on? you could be sitting somewhere and just start catching up on a book here and there.

    Posted 07 Feb 2014 at 10:59 am
  4. Len Edgerly wrote:

    That would be so cool! I will pass the idea along to my contacts at Amazon.

    Posted 07 Feb 2014 at 11:19 am