Google hopes designer frames will sharpen Glass

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NEW YORK — Google Glass is getting glasses.

The computerized, Internet-connected goggles don’t actually come with lenses in the frames. Starting Tuesday, Google is offering an optional attachment for prescription lenses and new styles of detachable sunglasses.

The move comes as Google Inc. prepares to make Glass available to the general population later this year. Currently, Glass is available only to the tens of thousands of people who are testing and creating apps for it.

Glass is basically a small computer, with a camera and a display screen above the wearer’s right eye. The device sits roughly at eyebrow level, higher than where eyeglasses would go.

It lets wearers surf the Web, ask for directions, and take photos or videos.

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