Google Says Glass Could Be Harmful To Some Eyes

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A lot of kids are starting to play with smartphones and tablets very early in their lives. It may not be a good idea for kids to wear Google Glass, however.

Google itself says as much in a FAQ for the product. This is straight from the page:

Glass isn’t for everyone. Like when wearing glasses, some people may feel eye strain or get a headache. If you’ve had Lasik surgery, ask your doctor about risks of eye impact damage before using Glass. Don’t let children under 13 use Glass as it could harm developing vision. Also, kids might break Glass or hurt themselves, and Google’s terms of service don’t permit those under 13 to register a Google account. If Glass is not for you and you wish to return it, do so before the end of the applicable refund period.

There are only six of the so-called "frequently asked questions," and oddly one of them is "Can I use glass while operating a jackhammer?" Google's response is, "Use caution," noting that it will not protect your eyes from debris, balls, sharp objects, or chemical explosions.

So, probably not a good idea.

[via AndroidHeadlines]

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