Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses are available for the first time in a prescription capable safety glass format. Industry leader Rochester Optical launched its ANSI (American National Standards Institute) rated safety glasses for the Vuzix M100. The safety glasses with side shields met ANSI/ISEA (International Safety Equipment Association) Z87.1-2010 standards and are available to companies using Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses in the workplace. Rochester Optical is currently the first and only optical manufacturer to offer prescription safety glasses for Vuzix M100.
The availability of Z87.1-2010 certified eyeglasses for the M100 smart glasses will allow companies conducting pilots to roll out programs to more users and ultimately into broader adoption without compromising worker safety.
Employees view the smart glasses display frequently and for long durations, making safety, visual acuity, comfort and fashion critical. According to Rochester, Smart Gold Lenses compensate for the unique visual demands of smart glasses. Whereas normal prescription lenses are not optimised for devices using a Heads Up Display (HUD) such as the Vuzix M100, Smart Gold Lenses provide specific adjustments – unique to a user’s eyes – for the upper corners of a lens where a HUD is located. This greater visual clarity may help minimise eyestrain and eye fatigue for smart glass wearers. By creating an additional, optimised optical center where the HUD is viewed and compensating to balance binocular vision, Smart Gold eliminates prismatic effects and off axis aberrations, providing continuous, comfortable visual acuity.