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19 Examples of Dual-Purpose Eyewear

From Telescopic Contact Lenses to Fatigue-Sensing Glasses

— February 25, 2015 — Lifestyle
The creation of dual eyewear speaks to a consumer desire to maintain health, reduce clutter and increase convenience. Those who suffer from vision loss or other optical ailments are searching for frames that can carry out multiple functions, making life easier for them in more ways than one.

For instance, the advent of Google Glass and other similar products has prompted the design of tech-integrated eyewear. In recent years, prescription glasses have become every bit as intelligent as their smart glass counterparts.

Along with tech-savvy features, consumers are looking for corrective lenses that maintain their health, optical or otherwise. Whether it's glasses that prevent eyestrain, or specs that reduce the effects of seasonal affective disorder, consumers want a vision solution with extra health benefits (or precautions) installed.
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Blind-Assisting Glasses
Blind-Assisting Glasses
These Glasses Help Visually Impaired People Navigate Their Environment
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Stylish Prescription Smart Glasses
Stylish Prescription Smart Glasses
Google Glass's Titanium Collection Makes Prescriptions Smarter
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Convertible Prescription Specs
Convertible Prescription Specs
Frameri Lets You Swap Out Your Frames and Lenses at Will
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Tint-Switching Eyeglasses
Tint-Switching Eyeglasses
The Georgia Tech Glasses Can Manually Be Switched to 'Sunglass Mode'
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Flash Fog-Inducing Eyeglasses
Flash Fog-Inducing Eyeglasses
Wink Helps Ease Computer Vision Syndrome for the Tech-Obsessed
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Search Engine Shades (UPDATED)
Search Engine Shades (UPDATED)
The Updated Google Glass Includes a Single Earbud
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Stylish Tiredness-Tracking Spectacles
Stylish Tiredness-Tracking Spectacles
These Fatigue Glasses Hide Sensors Inside Wearable Designs
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Bionic Eye Implants
Bionic Eye Implants
Second Sight's Argus II Gives The Gift of Vision to the Blind
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Fatigue-Sensing Glasses
Fatigue-Sensing Glasses
Jin Meme App-Connected Glasses Send Phone Notifications When You're Tired
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Illness-Treating Contact Lenses
Illness-Treating Contact Lenses
The Google Lens Has Amazing Medical Applications
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Color Blindness Eyewear
Color Blindness Eyewear
The EnChroma Glasses Have Special Lenses that Correct Color Vision
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Sunglass-Mounted Cameras
Sunglass-Mounted Cameras
The Geco Mark II Action Cam Records Footage From Your Glasses
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Telescopic Contact Lenses
Telescopic Contact Lenses
These Telescopic Contact Lenses Can Be Zoomed At the Blink of an Eye
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Seasonal Affective Disorder Eyewear
Seasonal Affective Disorder Eyewear
The Light Therapy Glasses by Troy Hudson Combats Mood Swings
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Virtual Designer Glasses
Virtual Designer Glasses
The Made for Glass Collection by DVF Dresses Up Google Glasses
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Night-Vision Contact Lenses
Night-Vision Contact Lenses
A New Material Graphene Could be Used in Lenses to See in the Dark
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Camera-Incorporated Spectacles
Camera-Incorporated Spectacles
The Mita Mamma Glasses Record Your Surroundings in High Definition
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Phone-Connected Glasses
Phone-Connected Glasses
Fun'iki High Tech Glasses Provide Seamless Smartphone Notifications
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Wearable Tech Glasses
Wearable Tech Glasses
The Lumus DK-40 Will be Google Glasses’ Biggest Competitor in 2014
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