Headlines Fashion Frames Couldn’t Save Google Glass The company shuts down sales of its poorly performing consumer version. Published 6 years ago on January 19, 2015 By INVISION Staff Share Tweet Not even Diane von Furstenberg frames could make Google Glass look convincingly like a mass-market consumer product. Despite contracts pending with Luxottica, Google announced last week that it had shut down retail sales of Glass. No surprise: The product was going nowhere in the marketplace. As an industrial or professional tool, on the other hand, Glass appears to have a strong future – which may have been what Google intended all along. From the beginning, the company teased the device to huge media attention as the next iPhone, only secondarily featuring its possible use by engineers and surgeons, for example. But it’s those engineers and surgeons (and eyecare professionals) who have taken to Glass and are devising important new applications for its use. In that respect, at least, Glass could live up to its much-ballyhooed revolutionary potential. Read more and see images at PC World | Wall Street Journal | Business Insider Related Topics:Google click to Comment(Comment) Up Next Moscot Brand Marks 100 Years on Lower East Side Don't Miss Doctors: Children Under 6 Should Avoid 3D Movies Advertisement SPONSORED VIDEO SPONSORED BY TOPCON HEALTHCARE Perform Refraction from Anywhere with RDx Now more than ever, you need to grow your practice beyond your physical location and deliver quality eye exams from virtually anywhere. Topcon RDx® is an innovative ocular telehealth platform that allows you to connect to your office remotely and conduct comprehensive eye exams, without sacrificing the quality care you provide. You may like 2020 Holiday Sales Grew 8% Despite Pandemic, NRF Reports Ray-Ban® Authentic Eyecare Center Offers Free Laser Surgery for NFL Referee After Controversial Call Promoted Headlines Ray-Ban® Authentic Essilor Get More with Essilor Essilor 360° SUPPORT. 365 DAYS A YEAR. Essilor Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Press Releases20 hours ago 2020 Holiday Sales Grew 8% Despite Pandemic, NRF Reports Sponsored Content1 day ago Ray-Ban® Authentic Headlines3 days ago Eyecare Center Offers Free Laser Surgery for NFL Referee After Controversial Call Press Releases3 days ago ReFocus Eye Health Partners with Eye Center of Southern Connecticut Press Releases6 days ago DrChrono Expands Leadership Team and Celebrates Growth With Appointment of New SVP of Engineering and SVP of Revenue America's Finest 2019 Entries2 weeks ago America’s Finest: Before You Start America's Finest 2019 Entries3 weeks ago America’s Finest: Get Your Contest Entry in Great Shape America's Finest 2019 Entries2 weeks ago America’s Finest: Basic Info and Stats America's Finest 2019 Entries2 weeks ago America’s Finest: You Gotta Stand Out from the Crowd America's Finest 2019 Entries2 weeks ago America’s Finest: Photos Really Are Worth at Least a Thousand Words Sponsored Content1 day ago Ray-Ban® Authentic Sponsored Content7 days ago Get More with Essilor Sponsored Content1 month ago Perform Refraction from Anywhere with RDx Headlines3 months ago Video: Florida Man Invents Robot to Place Contact Lenses Headlines3 months ago Video: Some Retailers Board Up Due to Election Unrest Fears Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important news and business ideas for eyecare professionals every weekday from INVISION. Advertisement Most Popular Photo Gallery1 week ago 12 Images That Show Why Zionsville Eyecare in Zionsville, IN, Was Named One of America’s Finest Optical Retailers Press Releases1 week ago EnChroma Names Vision Industry Veteran Erik Ritchie as CEO Headlines3 days ago Eyecare Center Offers Free Laser Surgery for NFL Referee After Controversial Call Headlines6 days ago Massachusetts ODs Win Right to Treat Glaucoma Sponsored Content7 days ago Get More with Essilor Columns6 days ago 2021 Is a New Year… Let’s Make Your Marketing New, Too! Press Releases1 week ago Eco Helps Trees for the Future Reach 200M Trees Sponsored Content1 week ago 360° SUPPORT. 365 DAYS A YEAR.