Top trend: 3D-printed eyewear
Optometrist and lifestyle blogger, Lizzy Yeowart, picks out 3D-printed frames to look out for, and highlights standout eyewear for this season
04 September 2023
The 3D-printed eyewear market is growing exponentially. It is an additive manufacturing process, often using polyamide powder hardened with laser, which only consumes the material required to form the product.
After printing, the eyewear undergoes a range of finishing steps, such as glass blasting, colour coating, and final assembly. The technology enables endless designs to be created, which are fully customisable for a perfect fit.
‘Half Moon’ by Wires Glasses
UK-based Wires Glasses uses stainless steel wire for their frames and 3D printing for the lens rims. The company strives for zero waste and considers its eyewear akin to jewellery – something to be kept and treasured.
‘Entertainment’ by Monoqool
‘Entertainment’ is from Monoqool’s Slider collection. The frames are produced from up to 600 super-fine layers, for flexibility and strength.
‘Okie Dokie’ by Fitz
Fitz makes bespoke 3D eyewear suitable for everyone aged three and beyond. The lightweight material in 3D-printed eyewear makes an excellent choice for children.
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