Google Confirms Glass Will Eventually Work With Prescription Lenses

Geeks rejoice! Hot off exciting news from SXSW, Google just confirmed via the Google Glass G+ page that Glass will, of course, work with prescription lenses — that is, in future models. The design is still in the works. Apparently the Explorer Edition is not compatible with custom lenses, but Google says to expect the new design this year.

As noted in the posting, the Google Glass design is modular, allowing for a wide range of options, including prescription lenses. Shown here is Greg Priest-Dorman, a member of the Glass team and an early pioneer in wearable computing, wearing one of the prototypes currently in testing.

This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. The team acknowledges that they understand it’s an important design consideration. Because, well, a lot of people have to wear glasses.