Google Inc (GOOG) Now Selling Prescription Lenses for Google Glass

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is now selling prescription lenses, trendy frames, and sunglasses for its computer-power headset, Google Glass.

Majority of the early explorers of Google Glass recommended for the search engine giant to improve the device by offering prescription lenses. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) listened to request of the explorers, and entered an agreement with eyewear company to create special prescription lenses, and design frames for the Google Glass.

Google partners with VSP Global

The search engine giant partnered VSP Global, a nationwide provider of benefits, products, services, and solutions in the optical industry. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) and VSP Global negotiated their last year. Back then, VSP Global CEO, Rob Lynch said the search engine giant also discussed the possibility of displaying the Google Glass at optometry offices across the country.

Prescription frames based on popular styles

According to Steve Lee, product director of Google Glass, the styles of the prescription frames for the computer-powered headset were based from the current popular trends in the optical industry. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is offering a number of colors, shades, and frames for the owners of the device to mix and match.

“We think they’ll accommodate most people’s tastes. Anybody who is familiar with the process of getting [an eyeglasses] prescription filled will be familiar with how you get prescription Glass,” said Lee.

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is offering light titanium frames for $225 on top of the $1,500 cost of the Google Glass that was paid by the early explorers. The prescription lenses/frames are available in four styles including Bold, Curve, Split, and Thin.

The search engine giant is also offering sunglasses in three styles including Active, Classic and Edge for $150.

VSP Global training optometrists for Google Glass

VSP Global is currently training more optometrists for the Google Glass to ensure that the prescription lenses/frames properly fit to the eyes of the owners of the device.

According to Jim McGrann, president of VSP VisionCare, the cost of the frames and lenses will be covered by VSP. He said, trained optometrists for the Google Glass are currently located in Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco.

VSP Global’s target is to train 6,000 optometrists all over the country by the end of 2014. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) aims to cover the other cities across the country with trained optometrists for the Google Glass.