I am a glasses wearer, and every time the prescription changes I dread shopping for new frames. Selection is always an issue, but another problem for me (and others, I’m sure) is that when you try on the frames, you can’t see (which is why you are getting new glasses in the first place )
So, when I came across this app that allows you to virtually try on glasses (both regular frames and sunglasses), I thought I would give it a try. Truth be told, I wasn’t expecting much.
But to my surprise, this is a pretty gosh darn amazing app for your iPad.
The app “begins” by taking you step by step through a filming process to get YOUR face onto their screen.
After following the steps, your face appears, not just as a still photo, but as a virtual representation, a 3D custom model, that you can turn from side to side, and see how the frames look on you from all directions. (I apologize for the screenshot of their screenshot, but I’m too shy to use my own face )
You view the frames in groups of four, as you see above. But tapping any one will bring that single face up full screen.
And that’s it! Start flipping through thousands of glasses, and view them on your face. See what you would look like with large frames, retro frames, designer frames, frames in color and more more more.
There are a few other tweaks within the app. You can bookmark favorites, edit the 3D model of your head, and of course, buy glasses if you choose. You can also sort by price.
It’s easy, it’s FREE, and it’s fun … so why not?