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Eye Care Center is authorized dispenser of Google Glass

by Rodney Tanaka

April 3, 2014

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The Eye Care Center at Western University of Health Sciences is now a Google Glass dispenser.

Google Glass is a wearable computer attached to specially designed glasses. Glass is only available to Glass Explorers, who pay $1,500 to be in the program, but there are plans for a broader consumer release in late 2014, according to Google Glass’ FAQ website. Please click here to learn more about the Glass Explorer program.

Google Explorers should call (909) 706-3953 to schedule an appointment at the Eye Care Center, which is in the Patient Care Center, 795 E. Second St., Pomona, Calif. 91766.

Earlier this year, Google Glass announced four new frames and three new sunglass tints, and started offering prescription glasses. Frames are $225.00, and shades are $150.00. Google has partnered with VSP (Vision Service Plan) to offer reimbursement on Glass frames up to the frame allowance provided within the current vision benefit. The prescription lenses are also covered under the patients’ lens benefit through their VSP coverage, according to the FAQ website.

Glass can do web searches; navigation; Gmail and calendar; Google Now; phone calls and SMS; photos, videos and video calls; Glassware and more. Click here for more info on what Glass can do.

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