FAQ: Vue: Your Everyday Smart Glasses
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I need prescription lenses, how will I get my prescription for Vue?

We will be sending a survey out after the campaign closes that will ask each backer for their specific prescription. We are partnering with a qualified lens manufacturer who will then manufacture the correct lenses for your pair of Vue. When Vue ships, the prescription lenses you specified in the survey will already be installed in the frames. Last updated: Tue, Oct 25 2016 12:00 pm EDT

Which type of lenses should I get?

Which type of lenses should I get? If you need correction for just one field of vision (near or distance), single vision is the way to go. If you need correction for both reading and distance, you likely need progressives. If you don’t need vision correction, you can get the plano (non-corrective) lens. If you’re looking for sunglasses, you can choose between tinted lenses for reducing brightness, or polarized lenses for protection from harsh glares. If you’re looking for transition lenses, you can choose the photochromic adaptive lens option, which are clear indoors and darken under sunlight. We recommend you talk to your optometrist to find the type most suited to you. The lens manufacturer we’re working with provides a range of options as listed above, and we’ll collect your prescription information once the campaign is over. Last updated: Tue, Nov 8 2016 7:43 pm EST

Can I replace the lenses with lenses sourced from another provider?

Yes. Since Vue frames function just like normal glasses, you should be able to take your glasses to another provider to get lenses made for them, just as you would with another pair of glasses. Last updated: Tue, Oct 25 2016 12:38 pm EDT

When do I choose my style and colors?

We'll send out a survey after the campaign. In the survey, you'll be able to specify everything you need in your frames (style, colors, lens types, prescription info, lens color, etc). Last updated: Tue, Oct 25 2016 12:53 pm EDT

What are the dimensions of the frames?

  • Classic measurements: 52-20-148 - Trendy measurements: 50-21-148 Lens height: - Classic: 36mm - Trendy: 40mm Frame height: - Classic: 42.50mm - Trendy: 46.50mm Max Width: - Classic: 140mm - Trendy: 140mm *Note: As these are prototypes, there may be some minor fluctuations in dimensions as we head into production and we use new manufacturing techniques, materials, etc. Last updated: Tue, Nov 15 2016 7:12 pm EST

When I add $50 or $150 to my pledge, do I get those lenses in addition to the base ones offered?

No—see some of our clarifications below: - If you back the base pledge amount of $159 (in the case of Early Birds), you will receive the Vue frames with prescription lenses, tinted sunglasses, or plano lenses installed. - If you add $50, you will receive the Vue frames with prescription sunglasses or photochromatic transitioning lenses installed. - If you add $150, you will receive the Vue frames with progressive lenses installed. In all cases, you will receive a survey after the campaign asking for the information necessary to complete frames, including prescription, lens color, frame style, frame color, and temple piece color. Last updated: Tue, Oct 25 2016 8:53 pm EDT

What are the limits in the strength of prescriptions you can provide?

(SPH) +6/-18 (CYL) +6/-6 Last updated: Tue, Nov 29 2016 7:45 pm EST

Do you offer photochromic transitioning lenses?

Yes. You can get photochromic transitioning lenses by adding $50 to your pledge—but only on reward tiers that mention adding "$50 per pair for prescription sunglasses". You can otherwise pledge to the "Vue with Polarized or Transition Lenses" level, which does not require you to add an extra $50 to your pledge. Last updated: Tue, Nov 29 2016 7:45 pm EST

Will these replace my headphones?

Bone conduction technology allows you to hear audio while still being able to hear surroundings, which is useful when you still want to hear people talking to you, or hear traffic while driving, cycling or walking. It's not meant to be an immersive audio experience in the same way that most headphones are. It's similar to listening to audio from a speaker - you'll hear the audio, as well as what's going on around you. In a quiet room the sound quality is great, but in a loud environment what you hear may be drowned out by surrounding noise. For example, calls or music in an office work well, whereas calls or music in a bar or noisy restaurant will not work. Last updated: Tue, Nov 29 2016 7:45 pm EST

What is the refractory index of the lenses you offer?

Single-vision: 1.61. Polarized: 1.59. Last updated: Tue, Nov 29 2016 7:45 pm EST

What is the lens material?

Polycarbonate. Last updated: Tue, Nov 29 2016 7:45 pm EST

Can the photochromic adaptive lenses also be prescription?

Yes. All lenses can be ordered with prescription. Last updated: Tue, Nov 29 2016 7:45 pm EST

Are the tinted lenses the same as sunglasses lenses?

Yes! We offer both tinted and polarized lenses for those looking to use Vue as sunglasses. Last updated: Tue, Nov 29 2016 7:45 pm EST

Can you offer different sizes or nosepads for adjustability?

No. Currently we are only offering two sizes—one for trendy and one for classic. Although we wish we could accommodate as many people as possible, it's quite expensive to produce so many different sizes or nosepads at this time. If we have enough funding or bandwidth in the future, we will consider offering more. Last updated: Tue, Nov 29 2016 7:45 pm EST

What is the water resistance rating?

IP54 Last updated: Tue, Nov 29 2016 7:45 pm EST

Can my insurance cover this?

You will have to check with your insurance on this. We are considered as an “Out of Network” provider and insurance policies differ on this issue. If needed, once we ship we are able to provide an itemized breakdown for frames and lens cost if your insurance requires it to consider for coverage. Last updated: Tue, Nov 29 2016 7:45 pm EST

Can anyone else hear me?

No. Bone conduction transmits sounds directly from your skull to your inner ear, by vibrating the bone above your ear. No one else will be able to hear it, unless you turned the volume extremely high in a quiet room, in which case there would be a bit of sound leakage just like regular earphones. Only you can hear it at normal volumes. Last updated: Tue, Nov 29 2016 7:45 pm EST

I have different prescriptions for each eye. Which one should I get?

You would choose Single Vision if you just need prescription lenses. Single Vision just refers to either near or distance correction; you can have different prescription levels for each eye. Check with your optometrist if you require progressive lenses. Last updated: Tue, Nov 29 2016 7:45 pm EST

Do the lenses also correct for astigmatism?

Yes. The prescription lenses included in Vue also correct for astigmatism. Last updated: Tue, Nov 29 2016 7:45 pm EST

If I buy the pack of 2, can I get different prescriptions for each?

Yes. You’ll get a survey at the end of the campaign where you will be able to enter prescriptions for each pair. Last updated: Tue, Nov 29 2016 7:45 pm EST

How heavy are these glasses?

The glasses weigh only 28 grams, which is in the same range as regular glasses. Last updated: Tue, Nov 29 2016 7:45 pm EST

When will you collect my prescription?

We'll send out a survey at the end of the campaign to collect initial style choices, lens options and prescriptions. Then, about two months before the ship date, when we're through with injection molding, certifications and test production, and are ready to cut the lenses, we'll send out another survey for everyone to double-check and make changes to their prescriptions before the lenses are made and assembled. Last updated: Tue, Nov 29 2016 7:45 pm EST

What if I don’t know my prescription?

You can go to your local optometrist to get your prescription, and provide it to us by filling out the survey at the end of the campaign. Last updated: Tue, Nov 29 2016 7:45 pm EST

Is there a warranty?

We are offering a 30 day warranty for malfunctioning products. Depending on negotiations with our factory, we may be able to lengthen this. We do not have a comprehensive policy in place for poor fit. Last updated: Tue, Nov 29 2016 7:45 pm EST

How can I try these on?

We haven't found a free, open-source virtual method for demonstrating fit. We did find some frames on Ray-Ban's website that has dimensions within 1mm of ours as well as similar styles. To try these on, open the link using a mobile device and click the "Try Them On". You can then take a quick video of yourself and the website will map the frames to your face. Trendy: 1. http://www.ray-ban.com/usa/eyeglasses/RX5283%20UNISEX%20002-rb5283-black/713132447383… 2. http://www.ray-ban.com/usa/eyeglasses/RX7046%20FEMALE%20004-erika%20optics-tortoise/8053672357844… Classic: 1. http://www.ray-ban.com/usa/eyeglasses/RX5184%20UNISEX%20016-new%20wayfarer%20optics-black/805289324485… Last updated: Mon, Dec 5 2016 10:35 pm EST

Are the photochromic transition lenses also available for progressive lenses?

Yes. If you want your progressive lenses to have photochromic transition properties, you'll have to back the correct amount or tier for receiving progressive lenses. In the post-campaign survey, you can indicate that you would like your progressive lenses to have photochromic properties. Last updated: Tue, Dec 6 2016 9:32 pm EST

Can Vue be used as a hearing aid?

No. We haven't designed Vue to fit the requirements and standards suitable for use as a hearing aid. Last updated: Thu, Dec 8 2016 3:25 pm EST

Shipping Updates

Current Estimated Shipping Date: October 2017

Last Updated At: 04/29/17 | See Kickstarter Update
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