Rochester Optical Sets Safety Standard for Google Glass

Google  GlassRochester NY, US – March 2015: Rochester Optical announced it has successfully secured a safety rating for its Smart Safety Shield for Google Glass, becoming the first and only optical manufacturer offering Safety Solutions for Glass. The shield passed ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2010 with flying colors to meet the rating of Z87+.

Rochester Optical partners with leading manufacturers to solve their safety eyeglasses and industrial Smart eyewear problems. Innovative companies across industries are now lining up for the shields, and they promise to be game changing when it comes to Smart Eyewear enterprise integration.

Patrick Ho, CEO of Rochester Optical comments: “This is absolutely tremendous news.  Not just for us as a company but for the optical industry globally. We are pushing the boundaries on every level and across every sector in the smart glass optics arena and this we see as a significant step forward. Robust safety standards and excellent quality are absolutely non- negotiable priorities for us, so securing the Z87+ rating is huge news and sends out a clear and loud message, particularly to resellers, app developers and enterprise customers – the optics industry is ready to join the smart eyewear revolution!”

Tim Moore, CMO and Director of Wearable Technologies at Rochester Optical says: “With the safety standard in place, the opportunities for Smart Eyewear in enterprise are endless. Safety is the missing piece for many companies when it comes to using wearable technology in the workplace, and we’re excited to close the loop and offer both Safety and Rx Solutions.”

In Enterprise setting, employees will view the display of their smart glasses more frequently and with longer duration. Therefore apart from safety, visual acuity, visual comfort and fashion are equally important. Rochester Optical has the most advanced prescription lens solution for smart glasses with Smart GOLD™ Lenses.  Like no other, Smart GOLD™ Lenses provide visual acuity and optimal optical experience while wearing smart eyewear. (Smart GOLD™ Lenses are available in an extensive prescription range for single vision, bi-focal and progressive designs).  With Rochester Optical’s Smart Solutions™, any prismatic effect and distortion that would otherwise be accentuated with traditional lens designs is virtually eliminated. As a result, eyestrain and eye fatigue is significantly reduced, allowing smart glasses to be comfortably worn for longer periods of time.

To find out more about Rochester Optical’s range of products or for more information on the company, please visit www.rochesteroptical.com or Tel + 1 (800) 820-6616.  For UK and Mainland Europe, please visit www.waterside-labs.co.uk or Tel + 44 (0) 23 8042 9660

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