Google Glass blocks peripheral vision
New research has found that wearing the Google Glass may obstruct a person's peripheral vision more than wearing regular eyeglasses.
Scientists from the University of California, San Francisco recruited three people for the study, who first wore Google Glass for one hour in order to get used to them. Next, the researchers had the participants take tests of their central and peripheral vision while wearing the Glass. The participants also took the same tests while wearing regular eyelgasses.
The researchers found that wearing the Google Glass caused more blind spots and more visual obstructions than wearing normal eyeglasses did.
The study's findings, published in the Journal of American Medical Association, suggest that people wearing the Google Glass need to be careful about how vision obstructions may interfere with daily activities, such as crossing streets or driving. Researchers also said that the way in which the Google Glass is worn may affect the level of vision obstruction, such as how close the device's prism feature sits next to the eye's pupil.