In 2009 we made trying glasses online easier with our Virtual Try-On service. And now we’re back with a new feature to make it even easier: the Try-On View. To find out more, read on.

Picture the scene. You’re at home looking for a new jumper and stumble across a style that looks nice. But wait. How would this actually look on a moving body? Just before you click to add it to your basket, you click the play button on a model image to see how the jumper looks on while moving. Now, if only there was something like that for glasses.

When buying glasses online, picking the right frame can be tricky. That’s why our Virtual Try-On feature is perfect. You get to try on hundreds of frames from the comfort of your home without having to worry about postage. All you have to do is record a video of your face using your webcam.

And now we’ve taken things one step further, to help make trying glasses hassle free! Our brand new Try-On View feature uses models of varying skin tones and face shapes. You’re now able to see what a particular frame could look like. This is perfect if you don’t have a webcam or don’t have time to use our original Virtual Try-On.

Even though this new feature removes the need for a webcam, nothing beats seeing your own face in glasses. For this reason, we still encourage you to use our Virtual Try-On to see what a frame will look like specifically on YOU. If you do try this, there are a few things to remember:

  • You need a working webcam and JavaScript must be enabled in order for it to work.
  • We currently have hundreds of frames available for Virtual Try-On (and Try-On View), but don’t worry if a frame you like isn’t available yet. We’re continually adding frames that can be tried virtually, so stay tuned.
  • You need to have an account so that your face recording will appear on all frames that are eligible for Virtual Try-On. Don’t worry if you do not have an account, you can always create one.

You can delete and re-record (as many times as you like) your Virtual Try-On at any time. Watch our video below to find out how.

Discover our new Virtual Try-On feature that helps you pick the right frames without the use of a webcam! Now featuring models with different face shapes and skin tones, you can see what frames will look like on.

So what are you waiting for? Give it a try today.

Top image: London Retro Camden