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Andrea Guerra, chief executive of Luxottica Group

Italy’s eyewear manufacturer Luxottica Group, which owns the Ray-Ban and Oakley sunglass brands, unveiled on March 24 it had entered a deal with Google to design, develop and distribute new versions of smart wearable Glass.

It is the evidence of interest in Google Glass from the eyewear industry, even as consumers remain unsure of the advantages of the device.

«Google has opened up a new potential opportunity of use of glasses,» said Andrea Guerra, chief executive of Luxottica, in an interview with the WSJ. Guerra unveiled that his company and Google began working together in 2013.

The Luxottica agreement follows Google’s January deal with vision-care company VSP Global to offer prescription lenses, subsidized frames and training for optometrists on how to properly use the device, WSJ reports.

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