Rochester Optical Selling Prescription Lenses For Spectacles

Snapchat Spectacles are the newest wearables to make a splash, but the new sunglasses-and-camera combo are just like over-the-counter shades – they don’t have prescriptions for those who wear glasses.

US-based Rochester Optical, a company that previously came up with prescription lenses for Google Glass, has now come out with a similar solution for Snapchat’s Spectacles. The pricing of prescription lenses depends on the power of prescription, coating, and type of the lens, reports Mashable.

The whole process takes just a few days, and you will be back to capturing 10-second videos from your eye-line in no time.

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The lens types available for the Snapchat glasses from Rochester Optical include standard plastic, high-index, photochromic, and polarized Rx Sun. While the standard plastic lens type will cost you $99, high-index type will set you back by $149. Both polarized Rx Sun and photochromic lens types are available for $199 by the company.

If you’re interested, all you have to do is place your order online and send off your Spectacles to Rochester Optical. The company claims that its estimated processing time once frames are received is two to three days, plus one additional day for the shipping.

Spectacles aren’t the first piece of connected eyewear the company has provided prescription solutions for. It already offers lenses for the Google Glass, and insertable frames for the VR and AR headsets such as the Microsoft Hololens, so it is no surprise it’s taken to Snapchat Spectacles.

If you do not yet own a pair of Spectacles, you can grab this wearable from a ‘snapbot’ vending machine at a pop-up store in New York City, at random, and temporary locations in Los Angeles. You will have to be quick though, as they sell out fast, with the people queuing from the early hours of the morning.

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