In an all-out publicity blitz, Google flooded the ongoing SXSW festival with legions of Google Glass advocates. And while festival goers and tech journalists marveled at the demonstration by Google execs, the search engine giant failed to address one fundamental problem – whether or not the wearable computing device will fit those wearing prescription eyewear? It finally did so yesterday by publishing a photo of company employee Greg Priest-Dorman with a new Google Glass prototype, one that will work with most prescription glasses. In the attached statement, Google wrote:
The Glass design is modular, so you will be able to add frames and lenses that match your prescription. We understand how important this is and we’ve been working hard on it. Here’s a picture of +Greg Priest-Dorman, a member of the Glass team and an early pioneer in wearable computing, wearing one of the prototypes we’re testing.
Unfortunately, the design will not be ready in time for the Explorer Edition’s release. But Google reiterated it will have something to show for by the end of this year.