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Virtual try-on for glasses

Why use virtual try-on for glasses?

Over the last decade AR, VR, and AI have been increasingly utilized in retail domains, allowing people to check the appearance of accessories, makeup, hairstyle, and clothing exploiting virtual try-on applications. AR is incredibly useful for products where the physical-store try-on experience is difficult. For example, many buyers of prescription eyeglasses are visually impaired. When they take off their glasses to try on new ones, they often can’t see themselves in the mirror. AR makes it possible to try on new glasses while wearing your existing ones. Finally, ordering glasses online enables access to a bigger product catalog than you’ll find in a store. You can freely play with frame styles in different colors, compare prices, or filter by specific attributes using just your mobile phone or laptop.


Trying on glasses in AR.

To find the right glasses for your face shape, play around with a handful of different frames. You’ll find that if you have a round face, square glasses usually look better, and for a more square-shaped face shape, you might want to try a rounded frame shape. But beyond aesthetics, trying on things in AR really unlocks creativity and enables you to experiment in a way you wouldn’t have in a physical store. Though with so many different services offering virtual try-on for glasses available, finding one that works for you can be challenging, whether you are looking for eyewear, or looking to invest in virtual try-on technology for your eyewear brand. These are a few companies that have managed to establish virtual try-on as a part of their service. 



Warby Parker 

Download the Warby Parker VirtualTry On App and freely browse between frames and lenses and choose the ones that suit you best. The app scans and measures your face and simulates your picked frames on top of your face in real-time. The app is available for iPhone X and above.





EyebuyDirect is an online shopping site that offers virtual try-on as a way to provide good-fitting eyewear and shopping from home. The virtual try-on feature is available in the browser where you simply choose the style you like, select the lens color, and click “Try On” and the eyewear is simulated on top of your face in the camera stream.


Eyebuydirect woman wearing frames




Sunnies offer a similar online tool that lets you virtually try on different pairs of sunglasses before buying them. By performing a quick scan of your face, this free service allows you to see how different frames look on your face in real life. It also gives you access to a database of over 2 million frames, so you can easily compare styles and prices.


Sunnies virtual try on glasses in browser



With Zenni the shopper can record a short 5-second video using your desktop or mobile camera. It then prompts you to hold a credit card-sized card up against the forehead to properly scale the model. You can then try on different frames using the model of your face you just created.