Once printed, frames are sent to the retailer for installation of the lenses.
A Dutch startup called Roger Bacon Eyewear that sells custom-made, 3D-printed glasses at opticians throughout the Netherlands is setting its sights on the U.S. now, writes 3ders.org. According to the article, it works like this: “A client can simply walk into an optician’s shop and have his or her face scanned. That scan is immediately transferred to an interactive holographic display in the store, through which they can virtually try on every single possible frame in 3D. The 3D scan simultaneously captures the exact facial geometries, enabling the makers to adjust every frame to ensure a perfect fit.” Clients can also choose among several options for material, color and design. The frames are then 3D-printed by the company and sent to an independent retailer for installation of the lenses.