The credit card company has developed prototype sunglasses which can be used to pay at any store that takes cards

There are tons of different ways to pay for goods: cash, credit, Apple wallet. But what about paying with your glasses? This might soon be a reality—Visa has developed a new series of sunglasses that can be used to pay for purchases just like with a credit card. The company debuted the Visa glasses at South by Southwest.

The glasses contain an NFC chip connected to a preloaded contactless payment card which can be used like any other tap-enabled card. “It ties back to our tagline of everywhere you want to be,” Visa’s Chief Brand and Innovation Marketing Officer Chris Curtin tells CNBC.

“Without it it’s hard for us to fulfill our tagline. Our view is we take form factors that you don’t expect to be payment-enabled like sunglasses or maybe like a ring and expose to the market that maybe it can be.”

There are no plans yet to launch the glasses, as they are still just a prototype, nor was there any discussion of how much a pair would cost.

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There are tons of different ways to pay for goods: cash, credit, Apple wallet. But what about paying with your glasses? This might soon be a reality—Visa has developed a new series of sunglasses that can be used to pay for purchases just like with a credit card. The company debuted the Visa glasses at South by Southwest.

The glasses contain an NFC chip connected to a preloaded contactless payment card which can be used like any other tap-enabled card. “It ties back to our tagline of everywhere you want to be,” Visa’s Chief Brand and Innovation Marketing Officer Chris Curtin tells CNBC.