Up to now, only your lenses were made to measure, and naturally so, as they’re made to your prescription and your requirements: Want anti-glare coating? Need blue light protection? Or maybe you’d like polarized lenses for your sunglasses? The list goes on… For frames, though, there used to be fewer options, with no choice of bridge size, hinges, or material. And if they weren’t available in your favorite color, well, you had to put up with it or make do with another style!
Whether you know exactly what you want in a pair of glasses, have a penchant for the unconventional, or are simply intrigued by the idea, you now have the option of custom-made eyewear. And if you have to have the glasses of your dreams or nothing, you’ll be delighted to find that you can choose the main features as well as those tiny details that make all the difference.
A Shared Development
From there, it’s just a short step to offering custom-made eyewear, and it’s one that many of them have taken, with the help of some of the training that’s available to them. Their role as advisers means that opticians are well qualified to go beyond just taking measurements. Many of them now offer a range of personalized eyewear that truly reflects wearer needs and preferences.
While all these professionals have their part to play in made-to-measure frames, there are still some who wear multiple hats. Today, it is entirely possible for an optician to learn development skills or for a developer to switch to eyewear. There are no hard and fast rules, and thank goodness for that: art and technology demand flexible thinking and process discipline in equal measure.
And just when you thought you’d seen everything that bespoke eyewear has to offer, the Hoya concept proves just the opposite.
Explore the world of made-to-measure with Amazing Eyewear, to find out everything you need to know about eyewear tailor-made for you. A complete package for a perfect fit, whatever your size!
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