This App Enhances Eyewear Shopping with a Virtual Mirror

By: Christopher Magsambol - Aug 14, 2015
References: smashingideas & psfk
Go eyewear shopping from the comfort of your own home with Smashing Ideas' new app. The app lets users turn their phones into virtual mirrors and has them sift through numerous pairs through a forward-facing camera.

The app even allows users to move around -- with the virtual glasses still on -- letting people assess every angle. There are an abundance of virtual glasses apps out there, but Smashing Ideas' newest creation is incredibly realistic and accurate. The app has a catalog of over 10,000 different pairs of glasses from which to try on with a quick swipe.

Despite the impressive technology, the app has yet to be picked up by a major retailer. If it is however, consumers may witness a massive shift in the way we shop for glasses. Smart-mirror technology is already a pervasive tool used by various apps and it may alter not just eyewear shopping, but the entire retail experience.