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See your new frame

Digital camera and display to show you what you look like with your new glasses
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Not sure why the optometries don't have this. But being severely near-sighted, I've always had the problem of trying to pick out what frame looks good on me when I am purchasing new glasses. Sometimes going to the optometry with friends only result in my questioning their doubtful taste after I paid for and tried on the new glasses.

So, how about a digital camera and a small piece of software that can take rapid shots of you wearing the new frame?

You can then put on your old glasses and see what you'd look like with the new glasses.

Now, granted, one can always go to the optometry with contacts and try out the frames - but this might be useful for those of us who doesn't wear contacts.

aveeare, Apr 05 2002

(?) Smile! You're on camera! http://www.baumanan...tes.com/Glasses.htm
"By using a digital camera to take your photo while trying on different frames, you can see how you look on our computer monitor, in focus with the aid of your prescription lenses."

[waugsqueke, Apr 05 2002]

And in the UK http://www.visionexpress.co.uk/
Both online and in store [mcscotland, Apr 07 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]


       If your eyes are too bad to make out your face in a mirror, bring a friend/spouse. Mind you, if *you* can't see your own face in a mirror, people are staring at your Hubble lenses anyway, so the frames don't matter.
phoenix, Apr 05 2002

       It is quiet easy really. It is just that the optometrists don't want to spend money to develop the software. So they are waiting the fashion industry to develop software that allow you to change attire in computer instead of changing room who in turn are waiting for the movie studio to develop their custom changing program.   

       Anyway, you can trace all the way back to when MicroSoft failed attempt to move into the home entertainment market. :-0
bing, Apr 05 2002

       There's nothing new required here. All the optometrist needs is a digital camera and a PC, so you can view the photos on a large screen. There's nothing to 'develop'.   

       A quick Google check shows that this is already widely practiced. See link - one of many.
waugsqueke, Apr 05 2002

       Better would be a program which tried on different frames - virtually.
neelandan, Apr 06 2002

       <wonders what in tarnation [bing] is chatting on about>
bristolz, Apr 06 2002

       Sorry this is already available. Two different companies have them for sale to Optical shops and Optometrists.
eyesguy, Feb 18 2003


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