Materialise x Hoya Vision Care x Hoet Launch 3D Tailored Eyewear

Materialise, HOYA Vision Care Company and Hoet Design Studio launch the world’s first vision-centric 3D-tailored eyewear. Yuniku by HOYA enables individualized lens and frame design, with a sophisticated end-to-end digital supply chain that is set to transform the eyewear industry. For the first time ever, both lenses and frames can be designed and … [Read more...]

New 3D Eyewear Collection From Prolet

A cheeky label from Hamburg wants to stir up the eyewear market with glasses off the 3D printer.  It starts with the brand name: PROLET – German for peasant – is a true statement. A little loud, a little rude, a little different. Uniqueness is important for PROLET Eyewear, their collection does not t the mainstream style on purpose. The glasses … [Read more...]

ic!Berlin ‘I See exoskeleton is 3D Eyewear

Fresh from the ic! innovation lab comes ‘I see exoskeleton’, a design study in the remarkable potential of 3D printed eyewear. Featuring an intricate, scaffold-like construction, prominent oversized brow and innovative new 3D printed screwless hinge, ‘I see exoskeleton’ proves that nothing is impossible at ic! berlin. Inspiration can come … [Read more...]

Biz Eyes Makes Interchangeable 3D Eyewear

Last April we wrote about a new Chinese 3D Eyewear Company called Biz Eyes. Biz Eye's concept was to have a basic frame and use the lens part as an attachment that you can mix and match to your mood. The basic frame is a clear round shape and the shaped fashion accessories are just screwed in. We know 3D Eyewear is the … [Read more...]

Google’s 3D Contact Lens Patent

There has been a lot of hype about Google's New Smart 'Contact Lens to help people with diabetes. Also the contact lens with a camera (See here)   We found Google's Patent for 3D Contact Lenses US 20120314184 A1 (Source)  ABSTRACT A three-dimensional contact lens for viewing three-dimensional imagery comprising: a central portion, wherein said … [Read more...]

Eyewear Trends: 3D Printed Eyewear

I don't know if you were able to see the 3D printing done at the ClearVision Booth at Vision Expo West. Here is an interview panel discussion with ClearVision's David Friedfeld and the guys at MakerBot. ClearVision Uses the 3D printer to help them design and improve the efficiency of bringing eyewear to market. It was an interesting presentation … [Read more...]

The Vision Councils 3D Eyewear Survey Results

The Vision Council does very important work, for all of us involved in the optical industry.  This survey to consumers was about 3D Eyewear Trends. You can use it to make a determination on whether or not you should carry 3D eyewear, based upon your patient demographics. … [Read more...]