After many months of testing multiple lens designs as Glass Explorers ourselves, we could not be more pleased about making our GOLD lenses available to prescription glass wearers.
Rochester, NY (PRWEB) January 06, 2014
Rochester Optical Manufacturing Company is proud to be the first optical company to offer proprietary digital lens designs specifically optimized for Google Glass wearers who require prescription lenses for visual acuity.
At our initial launch, Rochester Optical’s GOLD® lenses will be available in Digitally Surfaced Single Vision, Digitally Surfaced Straight Top 28 Bi-Focal, and Digitally Surfaced full back side Progressive lenses. These lens designs come in a standard plastic CR-39® material, a light weight impact resistant Trivex® material, and in thin and light High Index materials. These lenses will be available with options including Anti-reflective coatings, photochromic lenses such as Transitions® and with choices in Tints and Scratch Resistant coatings.
Background: The location of the HUD on Google Glass, forces the wearer to gaze in an upward direction. Normal prescription lenses are not designed to optimize the visual acuity in those upper gaze directions, leading to a blurring of the display, and visual fatigue as the eye itself tries to compensate for the movement to a less clear viewing area. Rochester Optical scientists have created a new design where special care is taken to remove unwanted aberrations perceived by the wearer in the directions of sight associated with the HUD, giving the wearer a clear vision of the HUD, as well as the normal clear vision their lenses provide of the world around them. The design of the RO GOLD lenses is intended to enhance overall visual acuity and to reduce eye-strain and fatigue. "After many months of testing multiple lens designs as Glass Explorers ourselves, we could not be more pleased about making our GOLD lenses available to prescription Glass wearers." - Wendy Emerson, member of the Rochester Optical Glass Team
Rochester Optical Manufacturing Company is also offering a proprietary designed full frame carrier for the RO GOLD prescription lenses for Google Glass wearers. This patented new frame is called Glass Prescription Lens Carrier (GPLC), and resembles regular eyeglasses where prescription lenses are mounted to a structural chassis for rigidity. The full frame design allows a wide variety of prescription powers, lens designs, and lens materials to be fabricated and mounted securely to Google Glass. The full frame design allows wearers to fashion themselves with different frame shapes and multiple colors choices to suit their personal preference and style. “Style and fashion was one the primary deliverables for R&D as we were designing the GPLC’s; they had to look fantastic and offer a variety of colors and customizations to fit the personality of the wearer.” – Tim Moore, member of the Rochester Optical Glass Team
Prices: Rochester Optical has set initial pricing on RO GOLD digital single vision lenses starting at $99.00 with upgrades available for an additional cost. Rochester Optical’s Glass Prescription Lens Carriers (GPLC) are priced at $129 each.
Rochester Optical’s RO GOLD lenses in conjunction with Rochester Optical’s proprietary Glass Prescription Lens Carrier (GPLC) will be available for ordering in late January, 2014, and will begin shipping in early February, 2014
More information about RO GOLD and GPLC can be found at http://www.rochesteroptical.com.
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