Being on the forefront of technology can be hard sometimes, especially if you can’t see where you’re going.
Snapchat Spectacles are the newest wearables to make a splash, but the sunglasses-and-camera combo are just like over-the-counter shades – they don’t have prescriptions for those who wear glasses.
Enter Rochester Optical and its new prescription lenses for Spectacles. Starting at $99 (about £80, AU$135), the company will custom cut lenses for your Snapchat specs.
The whole process takes just a few days, and you’ll be back to capturing 10-second videos from your eye-line in no time.
The eyewear is Snapchat’s first foray into hardware, and generated tons of buzz as the only way to get a pair is from a vending machines. Capturing quick snippets of video through cameras in the frame, the clips are sent to your phone for sharing on the platform.
Drawing comparisons to Google Glass, Snapchat Spectacles are significantly more stylish, inconspicuous and affordable: $129 (about £99, AU$168) compared to the Google Glass price of $1,500 (£1,000, about AU$1,589) – when you could buy them, that is.
Adding prescription lenses ups the cost (you’ll also have to cover shipping), but it’s a relatively small price to pay to look cool without running into stuff.