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Google's official consultant optometrist says 'no health risks' for Glass users

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 May 2014 22:49 User comments (12)

Google's official consultant optometrist says 'no health risks' for Glass users Eli Peli, Google's official consultant optometrist for Google Glass, scared some potential future owners when he said the wearable could potentially cause pain and discomfort for wearers.
A month later, the ophthalmologist has posted his updated thoughts to "clarify a few points," insisting there are no health risks associated with use of the display.

"First and foremost, I have researched both HMDs and Glass for years and have found no evidence of any health risks," he wrote. Most of his previous statements were in regards to the need to look up when using the device, which is unnatural for most.

So far, Peli says, "very few" Glass users have reported discomfort, and strain disappears after an adjustment period of two days.

Glass is available to anyone in the U.S. who is willing to shell out $1500 for the "Explorer" beta models.





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129.5.2014 23:19

These stupid glasses should be illegal. I am waiting for the first fatal car accident, where a mother and her kids are killed because some dumbass was video chatting with these stupid things. There should already be laws written for every state making it illegal to drive with these on. Like texting or talking on the phone, this is just another distraction that idiots don't need.

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230.5.2014 0:53

Quote:
Eli Peli, Google's official consultant optometrist for Google Glass, scared some potential future owners when he said the wearable could potentially cause pain and discomfort for wearers.
A month later, the ophthalmologist has posted his updated thoughts to "clarify a few points," insisting there are no health risks associated with use of the display.
bet he got paid nicely to say that as well.
We need independent testing not done or funded by google.

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330.5.2014 1:29

Originally posted by xboxdvl2:
Quote:
Eli Peli, Google's official consultant optometrist for Google Glass, scared some potential future owners when he said the wearable could potentially cause pain and discomfort for wearers.
A month later, the ophthalmologist has posted his updated thoughts to "clarify a few points," insisting there are no health risks associated with use of the display.
bet he got paid nicely to say that as well.
We need independent testing not done or funded by google.
I agree with you both. Strange that only after two months, or possibly a little longer they can determine absolutely no health risks? WOW, exposure to asbestos too up to 3 decades to case issues, some food additives color dyes or preservatives for various foods also take years or decades to cause cancer.

So i'm wondering how is this guy so knowledgeable to say there are no possible health risks. Heck the glasses haven't even been around long enough, from the point of conception til now, to manifest any long term effects as seen in foods or other things like asbestos.

Safe to say us 3 are in agreement there is still little proof they things aren't dangerous.

430.5.2014 4:03

Maybe it's the same as lead in petrol. Big oil knew it was bad straight away. They just didn't want to pay the patents for the safer additives. Instead they paid "experts" to deny it.


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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530.5.2014 5:33



630.5.2014 8:36

Haha, because it's not a round number it's more believable.

Well, to be fair, they aren't arguing that's it's good for you.

Is that Sterling Cooper early Madmen? :)




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Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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730.5.2014 14:11

"Made by humans, used by humans, in the relative proximity of humans" is all the warning one ever needs.
If it helps, imagine the words in 60pt Drippy Letters coloured Red Dye 13.

830.5.2014 21:12

" Eli Peli, Google's official consultant optometrist for Google Glass " enough said


Good Luck and Take Care

930.5.2014 21:29

I'm not an optometrist, but I can't imagine what the health risks would be outside of heat and radiation causing cancer, but that's probably no more risk than your cell phone anyway. As for distracted driving, quite a few states have laws that cover this as a cell phone, someone in San Diego has even been ticketed for Glass; however, distracted driving laws are usually worded so generally and broadly that they cover just about anything from eating while driving, to doing your makeup at a stoplight, to cell phone use, so I think legally, they already have it covered.

1031.5.2014 1:54

These have already been named one of the biggest flops of 2014, many stores and companies have already banned them based on privacy reasons.

1131.5.2014 20:15

I think in the future they can have some good uses,I know in my
line of work their would be some good uses.
But for now the car makers should install a smart chip in the vehicle that the smart glasses detect and know they are in a car and disable them selfs so they can't be used.

1231.5.2014 20:20

Wishful thinking... The car companies whore themselves out to these tech companies all the time. They will probably install wifi in their cars and link up the glasses with a HUD so you can see commercials from businesses that you pass as you drive down the street.

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