Last Updated 08 | 12 | 2013 at 19:00

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Photos for Google Glass Prescription Eyewear Leaked

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A Google employee, this week, leaked photos of what appear to be the prescription version of Google Glass.

Reportedly posted on the Google+ page of Brian Matiash, who is the community manager for Google+ Photos, on Thursday, the images showing the modified version of Glass were quickly removed without explanation. Phandroid managed to capture the photos before they were taken down.

The new version of the wearable computing device looks a lot like the current version, except it does away with the steel band completely, allowing the wearer to place their traditional eyeglasses in what appears to be a cradle within the body of Google Glass. It's unclear whether or not the cradle shown in the photos could house any pair of traditional eyeglasses; however, such a design seems unlikely given that eyeglass arms vary in width, and may not fit into the cradle.

Google has not released any official details regarding a prescription version of Google Glass. Last month, the Wall Street Journal reported that VSP Global, a maker of frames and lenses, was in talks with Google to possibly offer alternative frame options to potential Glass users.

The most recent update on Glass came two weeks ago via a new round of invitations that Google sent to developers who want to purchase the $1,500 device.

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