Indiana Eyeglass Company Integrates Google Glass

Longe Optical in Ft. Wayne is making it easier for people with eyeglasses to use Google Glass technology.

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The company says the current Google Glass design is impractical for people with eyeglasses.

An Indiana Company is working on technology that would help people who need to wear glasses still be able to use the new Google Glass.

It’s clunky now – it’s like wearing two pairs of glasses and the technology can distort some lens prescriptions.  Longe Optical President Jeff Ostermann says when he heard about Google Glass technology,  his company  immediately signed up to be a part of a program that allows users to test the glass and give Google feedback.

“We love the technology; we thought the possibilities of what it could become someday are truly endless,” Ostermann says.

Because the Ft. Wayne-based company has its own lab, they are able to integrate Google Glass technology with their own digital lenses.

Ostermann says his company has reached out to Google, but they have not been working directly with them on the project.  Google did not respond to requests for comment.

Ostermann says he has received emails from people all over the world wanting to purchase the integrated lenses. The company is finalizing details for production, but has not set a date for release.

Taylor Killough

Taylor Killough is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has studied anthropology and digital journalism. She has professional experience in education and communications and is excited to be a part of the award-winning team at WFIU/WTIU.

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