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                          mart  glasses  have  come  a  long  way  since  Google  Glass  made  its    SENIOR EDITOR
                          debut in 2013. The clunky, sci-fi-looking glasses with the $1,500       JoAnne Sommers
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                 Sconcerns. In 2015, Google took them off the market, promising                     Evra Taylor
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                  to revisit the concept in a few years. Recently, the company announced a new   evrataylor@yahoo.com
                  version called Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 that comes with custom        ASSOCIATE EDITOR
                  business setups from authorized retailers.                                    Shirley Ha, B. Sc (Hons), O.D.
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                  Despite its rocky introduction, Google Glass accomplished one important    Joshua Josephson, B. Sc, OD, FAAO, FACLP
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                  tech, taking it out of the lab and introducing it to retail customers. Since     RESEARCHER
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                  then, as Evra Taylor’s feature in this issue shows, a whole host of smart    editorial@bretoncom.com
                  glasses, apps and other high-tech devices have become available to boost       WEB COORDINATOR
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                  This is the concluding issue of Envision: seeing beyond magazine for 2022.        Miromedia
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