Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Frameri - The First Interchangeable Frame and Lens System

Well, it's about bloody time, isn't it? Someone has finally gone ahead and invented glasses (usually the cheap part) that can change colours and styles while your lenses (usually the expensive part) stay the same. 

Meet Frameri. Their mission is "to help the world see in a more natural way. To free glasses wearers from the systems, companies, and traditions riddling the market and sacrificing the gift of sight." It seems they're on the right track. 

It's all explained pretty beautifully on their neato IndieGoGo Campaign. Basically, they take your normal lenses and add a hard polymer 'bumper' that allows you to easily pop the lenses in and out of a range of frame shapes (yes, you read that right - each lens shape is suitable for more than one frame shape, as well as many colours!). This is essentially the way that lab technicians will get your lenses in and out of your plastic frames anyways (really, there's no trick here other than strong thumbs) but these bumpers allow you to change the frames over yourself - and they're tested for thousands of repeat frame exchanges.

Their prices are super reasonable, especially considering the fact that you can easily replace components if you break something/want a style update/need a new script. I personally love that you can choose to personalise the colour of the bumpers to ad a little 'pop' to your look.

The team look pretty adorbs as well.

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