Prescription inserts launched for Recon Jet smart eyewear

Waterside Laboratories additions ‘ensure everyone has equal access to its features’

11 Dec 2015 by Robina Moss

Waterside Laboratories has launched prescription inserts and lenses for Recon Jet smart eyewear.

The Recon Jet display system is not designed to fit over other eyewear, which presents a challenge for its users who normally wear prescription glasses. The new prescription insert enables them to take full advantage of Recon Jet smart eyewear for the first time according to Waterside Laboratories.

Waterside Laboratories managing director, Bob Forgan, said: “Recon Jet offers great training and performance benefits for sports enthusiasts and this addition for those needing vision correction ensures everyone has equal access to its features.”

Mr Forgan added: “The prescription insert features a minimalistic design and a user-friendly mounting mechanism to best complement Recon Jet’s modular design.

“Users can already swap in optional accessory lenses and spare batteries on the go, and this insert follows in the same vein – simply clip the insert into the device to experience premium visual acuity and comfort.”

Combining a high-contrast display positioned just below the wearer’s right eye, Recon Jet enables cyclists and runners to train smarter by accessing a suite of fitness metrics without altering their posture, or taking their eyes off the road.

Recon Jet also features a built-in GPS, a point-of-view camera, Android-based software, and a fully modular design with a swappable battery and interchangeable lenses.

The prescription lenses offered by Waterside Laboratories for Recon Jet were developed by New York-based Rochester Optical. ‘Smart Gold Lenses’ are said by the company to minimise eyestrain and eye fatigue, allowing smart glasses to be worn comfortably for extended periods of time.

By creating an additional, optimised optical centre where the display is viewed and compensating to balance binocular vision, ‘Smart Gold’ eliminates prismatic effect and off axis aberrations, providing comfortable visual acuity.

Practitioners will have the opportunity to check out Recon Jet and other smart glasses at 100% Optical (6–8 February, ExCeL London).

For more information, visit the Waterside Laboratories website.


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