INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – For the first time, Hoosiers will be able to buy corrective lenses that fit into frames designed to work with the tech gadget, Google Glass.
Shoppers can’t find it yet in the rows of frames at the eye doctor’s office, but they can now order their own Google Glass through Google’s online website and bring it to eye doctors like Dr. Penn Moody. Moody owns Moody Eyes Optometry in Indianapolis and fits them with people’s prescriptions.
“The real idea behind Google Glass, was to get the technology out from between you and the event, so that you could be engaged in the moment, but still record it,” says Dr. Moody.
The Google Glass, available in different colors, fits onto one of six available frames. Using voice recognition technology, or simple swipes on the side of the device, people can have it take pictures or shoot video. It’s all guided by a screen that people see in the upper right corner of their right eye.
If connected to Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, people can do just about anything on Google Glass that can be done on a cell phone.
There are privacy and safety concerns and some issues that still need to be worked out. For now though, you can order your own pair, if you’re willing to pay the price.
“It’s about $1,500. And that’s the glass and the frames,” says Dr. Moody.
Add to that the cost of the lenses. Dr. Moody says the way the lenses and prism system is set up on Google Glass, it appears that the screen is about 12 feet away. So your eye is not strained by looking at it. But he says, it does take a while to get used to using it and get good at making it work for you.