Recon Instruments Partners with Rochester Optical to Offer Prescription Inserts for Recon Jet

Press Releases – Monique Fritz


Vancouver, BC – November 19, 2015 – Recon Instruments, an Intel company, has partnered with Rochester Optical to deliver the first prescription inserts for Recon Jet™ (now available online). Jet is not designed to fit over other eyewear, which presents a challenge for the users who normally wear prescription glasses. Rochester Optical’s prescription insert allows those users to take full advantage of Recon Jet smart eyewear for the first time.

Patrick Ho, CEO of Rochester Optical comments: “We understand the training and performance benefits Recon Jet offers, and want to make sure everyone has equal access to its features. The insert we designed allows users who normally wear prescription glasses to fully utilize Recon Jet.”

“We worked closely with Rochester Optical on these inserts,” said Ben McConnell, Product Manager at Recon Instruments. “From the outset, we sought to preserve Recon Jet’s comfort and adjustability while ensuring compatibility with all of Recon Jet’s accessory lenses. Rochester Optical has allowed us to deliver on all fronts, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the result.”

Combining true sports eyewear with a high-contrast display positioned just below the wearer’s right eye, Recon Jet enables cyclists and runners to train smarter by accessing a full suite of fitness metrics without altering their posture or taking their eyes off the road. Jet also features a built-in GPS, a point-of-view camera, smartphone-class software, and a fully modular design with a swappable battery and interchangeable lenses.

Rochester Optical’s prescription insert features a minimalistic design and a user-friendly mounting mechanism to best complement Recon Jet’s modular design. Users can already swap in optional accessory lenses and spare batteries on the go, and Rochester Optical’s insert follows in the same vein: simply clip the insert into the device to experience premium visual acuity and comfort.

The prescription lenses Rochester Optical developed for Recon Jet are highly specialized, and offer more than standard Rx lenses. Smart GOLD™ Lenses minimize eyestrain and eye fatigue, allowing smart glasses to be comfortably worn for extended periods of time. By creating an additional, optimized optical center where the display is viewed and compensating to balance binocular vision, Smart GOLD eliminates prismatic effect and off axis aberrations, providing continuous, comfortable visual acuity.

Rochester Optical’s Smart GOLD prescription lenses, frames and accessories are now available online at For more information contact Rochester’s Smart GOLD customer service at 844-659-4722.

William Parry
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