It’s About to Get a Lot Easier to Use HoloLens with Eyeglasses

Posted on August 15, 2016 by Rafael Rivera in Hardware with 0 Comments


RO HoloLens Insert in Device

HoloLens users: rejoice! Fighting with your eyeglasses while wearing a HoloLens device will be a thing of the past, thanks to an insert developed by New York lens manufacturer Rochester Optical.

The inserts attach directly to the device, where the optional nose piece would sit, and are made from lightweight stainless steel and nylon wire. It includes its own silicone nose piece and holds prescription lenses that are coated to block high-energy eyeball-frying visible blue light allegedly emitted from the device. (It’s not immediately clear if this really applies to HoloLens or is generic AR/VR guidance, and if this has any effect on the final image you see.)

When the inserts launch this Fall, they will cost roughly the same as a standard set of lenses: $199 for single vision and $249 for bifocals. But you may be able to knock that down or get the purchase completely covered with a vision care plan. (No promises, though.)

If you’re interested in pre-ordering, that option is available directly from their website. Otherwise, stay tuned. We reached out to Rochester Optical to get more information and give one a spin.

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