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Snapchat Spectacles are now available with prescription lenses

There are a lot of cool gadgets out there and thanks to technology; the list is getting longer with each passing day. Fitness trackers to those high end featured smart watches, what is left behind to own? Almost every person has one of these. But up until now, what a lot of people did not have were the Snapchat Spectacles. I know, a lot of you might not have heard of them even but we will tell you everything you need to know about them.

What are Snapchat Spectacles?

First questions first; what is special about Snapchat Spectacles? They are not just normal specs…they are a video camera as well. Stunned, right? This is what makes them special.

These specs weren’t available with prescription Lenses until now and that is what made it hard to own these for many. Snapchat Spectacles are now available with prescription lenses. If you have a problem with your vision, you can also grab them with your prescription of course. But this definitely comes along with a price. Snapchat spectacles can cost you a little more than what you may expect.

Steep prices

The Spectacles can cost upwards of $130 for the original set, but those who have an issue with their vision, will have to pay an extra $99 for the lenses. Moreover, this is the cost of a simple lens only. If you are looking for some special lenses like the photochromic or polarized lenses then that is going to cost you $200. To clear it even further, the special lenses ALONE will cost you $200 (they are not combined with the price of the specs). So if you want special lenses with the Snapchat Spectacles, you are looking to fork out $330. WOAH! Isn’t that a little too much for a single spec? But yes, the video camera feature can make it push the price to a larger edge. To put these prices into perspective, when Google Glass launched in 2013, their video style glasses were priced at $1,500.

People who want to get these spectacles, then it is as simple as this; you order your snapchat specs and ship them to Rochester Opticals, along with your prescription. Over there, you will be able to get your special lenses attached to the specs, which will be made with utter care under the expertise of the company.

Even when you are ready to avoid the cost issue, there is yet another downside to this. The lenses can go up to 5 diopters high ONLY. If you have a prescription that exceeds this, you won’t be able to get the lenses attached to the specs. This is not a big issue with people whose eyesight has dropped to just a tiny level. But for people who have vision problems of high diopter; you won’t be able to grab the Snapchat Spectacles… at least not yet.



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