Try on Glasses … on your iPad

Screen shot 2013-07-24 at 9.40.46 AMI 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 😯 )

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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?

Glasses.com is FREE in the iTunes store

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16 thoughts on “Try on Glasses … on your iPad

  1. Mega-cool! Thanks for this link, SC. I will be due new glasses after I have my cataract surgery in September, and this is going to come in handy! You always amaze me with your gift for finding the most interesting things!

    • I tested quite a few on my face and I have learned that big glasses are a no-no for me (just frames my lovely eye-bags). I think this is going to come in handy next time I need glasses.

  2. This is a good idea. I have to try on a pair and then have the clerk take a photo, which I look at with my real glasses on. It’s pretty time-consuming.

  3. I am totally (well almost totally) clueless about apps. Can we get this app downloaded on our Samsung or is it just for Apple products?

    • It all depends on whether the app-developer has made an android equivalent … or not.
      I looked at the company’s website, and as of this moment, it is ONLY available for the iPad. However, they do say that they are making an app for other devices, so you should be able to get it in the not-so-distant future. You can sign up for a notification on their website. I think you would enjoy it. It’s quite clever! 🙂

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