eyewear

Is AR eyewear ready for consumers? Are consumers ready for AR eyewear?

Augmented reality marked a major milestone this year. It’s too early to know what the new ecosystem of software and hardware designed to provide AR experiences will evolve into in the future, but it

Topology lets you try before you buy glasses using AR in an app

Topology Eyewear is an augmented reality app providing custom-fit glasses from a 3D scan of your face. Most glasses are mass manufactured to fit a supposedly symmetric head. The problem is, most of us

These 3D-printed sunglasses will fit your oddly-shaped head

I’m not saying your head is oddly shaped, per se, but if you have trouble finding glasses that fit then a team from Cambridge, Massachusetts has a pair for you. Their Falcon I glasses are design

Lensabl makes it easy to put new lenses in a favorite pair of shades or glasses

Optometrists don’t make it easy to buy new lenses for a favorite old pair of glasses or shades. Especially shades! Who even does that? Lens replacements through an optometrist can cost more than a n

Meet Yousif Ashoor, the creator of these of amazing automatic sunglasses

If you’re a gamer you’ll recognize the trope: a hero steps into the harsh glare of a desert planet or a blasted cityscape and her sunglasses automatically slide into place over her face. T

Spain’s sunglasses startup Hawkers nabs $56M to take on the Ray-Bans of the world

The world of sunglasses may be long in the cool stakes but has up to now been somewhat short on innovation. Now, the winds of technology are shifting those sands. You may have heard already about S

Germany’s Brillen.de raises $49M from TCV to take its eyewear marketplace international

Brillen.de, a bootstrapped, family-run company in Germany that has built an online business selling its own eyewear by tapping into a network of independent and local opticians, has raised €45 mil

Augmedix nabs $17M to ‘rehumanize’ doctor/patient relations using Google Glass

Google Glass is no longer being marketed to consumers, but its enterprise business continues to pick up pace, and today one of the more promising companies developing medical services using Google&#

Intel Teams With Luxottica To Build The Future Of Smart Eyewear

It’s pretty clear at this point that Intel wants to own face computing: The company has been pegged as providing the chip powering the next version of Google Glass, and now it’s officially

Warby-As-A-Service? Backed By Reddit, Posterous Founders, Eponym Helps Brands Build And Distribute Their Own Eyewear

Over the last few years, a new wave of startups has emerged to tackle a range of inefficient, ignored or offline segments within the massive world of fashion and retail. The maturation of the Web and

Warby Parker Opens Retail Store In NYC, With Boston Up Next, Beats Google & Amazon To The Offline Punch

Hip online eyewear startup Warby Parker has, over the last two years, been partnering with boutiques to open "stores-within-stores," or small Warby Parker showrooms, where customers could try on their

With A Focus On Growth, GlassesDirect Owner Prescription Eyewear Raises $19.3M, Uses The Bulk To Buy Contact Lens Specialist LensOn

Some "focus" and consolidation afoot in the world of online eyewear sales. Prescription Eyewear, the parent company of <a target="_blank" href="http://www.glassesdirect.com">GlassesDirect.com</a>, hig

Patent Monkey: Olympus Wearable Displays for Real Life Gaming

Olympus has consistently launched pretty hot concepts and has kept their innovation track strong with 76 patents so far in 2007. Would getting into digital display eye wear be that much of a stretch f

Oakley Announces Thump Pro

Oakley apparently didn’t get the memo that their MP3-playing sunglasses, known as the Thump, are a flop. They’re ugly, feel weird, and are costly. But lucky for us, Oakley isn’t going to let the