They don’t look like anything special. And they’re not. Except I looked through a dozen eyeglass stores until I found frames that perfectly accommodated four (four! not just three!) points of solid, comfortable contact (two on the left, two on the right, front and back), with Google Glass. You’ll notice that Glass rests perfectly parallel on my eyeglasses’ right temple, and that the temple meets the lens frame at exactly the point to place the Glass microdisplay just in front of the upper portion of the lens. While you can’t see it in this photo, the eyeglass nose pads and Glass nose pads don’t get in each other’s way at all. One big happy family of facial gear.
Next year there will be lots of prescription eyeglass frames that accommodate a future version of Glass. But for now, Glass is designed for folks who don’t wear glasses, or at least wear contact lens, which I find uncomfortable (and inconsistent with my image of myself… but I’ll not go there).
Anyway, what else is special? It’s the lenses. I wear trifocals. Have for years. Think since college, at least. Wearing Glass with trifocals is like wearing quadrifocals! So I hunted for the deepest lenses I could find and wore my Glass while I was fitted for trifocal lens height.
Anyway, Glass and my new glasses fit together as is they were manufactured with each other in mind. When I put on Glass, over my new frames, they actually “click” into place. And then Glass isn’t tippy it all, as it was with almost all the other glass frames I tried (in conjunction with Glass, of course).
So, why am I telling you? Well, like an old joke you may or may not have heard, I’m telling everyone!
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to get a haircut. And I’m going ask the barber to shave a bald spot where the Glass bone conducting speaker nubbin’ rests against the side of my skull.