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Bespoke Glasses are the Future of Eyewear

Frame made of Multi-colored cork, bamboo and dark zebra wood

Custom made glasses

Glasses are wonderful devices. They look cool, correct your vision, block out harmful UV rays or cut out blue light. Sometimes though, the glasses we want do not come in our size or colors we would like. This presents the problem: I want to buy glasses, but I can’t quite get what I want. While “designer eyewear” can be exciting and fashionable, it may present a problem when you want to put lenses in them.

If you have a heavy prescription, the lens effects of magnifying or minifying facial features may overpower any fashion decision you originally intended. Also, lens thickness may add unappealing features one may want to hide. Ideally, you don’t want to broadcast you have a high prescription if you can avoid it.

So with all this lens talk, what does this have to do with the frame? The size of the frame and the amount of decentration needed will directly impact the lens thickness. We generally keep the center of the lens over the patient’s pupil. In order to do this for any given frame we move the lens hence “decentering” in the eye wire. This is where bespoke, custom made, personalized glasses and eyewear come in.

Bespoke eyewear allows frame designers and opticians to control the lens diameter directly. This will yield a balanced pair of glasses that look and feel great while keeping your fashion decisions in mind.

At Crystal Eyecare, we can make you a bespoke pair of eyewear that you’ll love. We first start by scanning your face. From that scan we make a frame shape that conforms with your face while keeping your desired attributes. Below is a video of what the process would look like:

 

 

The options range from plastic, carbon fiber, titanium & wood. there’s even a material made out of vinyl records called SpexWax. The colors vary by material, but are most plentiful in the plastic family of materials. The colors can be solid, translucent, laminated, gradient or designer colors. An example of a pair done at Crystal Eyecare:

Mother of Pearl Veneer on Light Burlwood

Bespoke Eyewear