Facebook enlists Ray-Ban maker to help develop 'Orion' smart glasses

3:51 PM ET Tue, 17 Sept 2019

Facebook has partnered with Luxottica to develop augmented-reality Ray-Ban glasses, sources familiar with the matter told CNBC. Facebook is hoping a partnership with Luxottica will result in the glasses reaching consumers by 2023, 2024 or as late as 2025. The glasses are internally code-named Orion, and they are designed to replace smartphones, the sources said. CNBC.com's Salvador Rodriguez reports.