by Jamie Bartlett 4 min read

Things have come a long way since 1994.

When internet shopping first became a thing.

But once again, your online search for glasses just got a whole lot easier.

Because today, we're introducing our new virtual try on glasses software and how to use it.

To get started, click which device you're using.

 

 

 

 

How to use the virtual try on for computer

 

 

The video above should give you a quick run-through on how to use our virtual mirror.

But for a little more detail, you can follow these 6 simple steps which will help you find the perfect pair of glasses for your face shape.

For desktop computer users, see below.

For mobile phone users, click here.

 

How do I choose a pair of glasses?

 

1: Load the virtual try on

  • Click on any frame within any collection
  • Wait a few seconds for virtual try on to load
  • Once loaded, the virtual try on icon will appear in the bottom left of your screen
  • Click on the icon to load the virtual try on
  • Alternatively, click the grey ‘try on’ button below ‘add to cart’

 

 

2: Web camera setup

  • The virtual try on window should now be open
  • Click the ‘expand’ icon (top right corner) to enlarge the window on your screen
  • A male/female model may appear. (Ignore this)
  • Click the ‘LIVE’ button on the right-hand side
  • Your web-camera will begin to load
  • If it asks for permission to access your camera, click yes.

     

     

    3: Product/photo settings

    • You should now see yourself via your web-camera
    • Scroll down to the settings button (2nd from left)
    • Set your pupillary distance using the dropdown (eg 62mm)
    • If you don’t do this, the glasses size-ratio may be look incorrect.

       

       

      4: Trying glasses on

      • Adjust your head to fit within the orange template/outline
      • Using the glasses-menu (left) click to select a style
      • The glasses should load onto your face
      • Navigate between glasses by selecting them from the glasses-menu
      • Move your head from side to side for 3D effect

         

         

        5: Capture your photo for later

        • Take your photo by clicking ‘capture’ in the virtual try on window
        • Retake? Click ‘back’
        • Happy? Click ‘continue’
        • The window will load your photo (without glasses)
        • You can now add frames onto your photo using the glasses-menu
        • Click the share/save icon (2nd from right) to keep your favourite style

           

           

          6: Borrow your glasses. Free

          • Click the ‘buy’ button (bottom left)
          • A new browser tab will open with your chosen glasses
          • Enter your lens requirements (if required)
          • Click ‘add to cart’
          • Enter your details and continue to payment method
          • Click ‘Pay later with Klarna’ to borrow your glasses for free for 14 days

           

           

           

          Glasses frame on blue paper with Klarna logo overlaid

           

           

          What glasses suit my face?

          Understandably, choosing your new glasses can be a little daunting.

          For two years or more, they become such a large part of your identity. So you’ll definitely want to choose glasses that will suit your face shape, skin tone and hair colour.

          For some handy advice, why not head over to our helpful blog article which shows you how to choose glasses like a pro.

          Alternatively, you can download this free PDF guide. It’s packed full of helpful advice you can refer to when using our virtual mirror.

          Check it out.

           

          What glasses suit me

          Download this guide to find the perfect glasses for your face shape.

           

             

             

            How to use the virtual glasses try on for mobile

             

             

             

            The video above should give you a quick run-through on how to use our virtual mirror.

            But for written instructions, you can follow these 6 simple steps.

             

             

            1: Load the virtual try on

            • Within a collection, tap the frame you’d like to try
            • Tap the grey button titled ‘Try On’
            • The virtual try on window will load

               

               

               

               

              2: Product/photo settings

              • A male/female model will appear (ignore this)
              • Tap the settings button (2nd from left)
              • Set your pupillary distance using the dropdown (eg 62mm)
              • If you don’t do this, the glasses size-ratio may be look incorrect

                 

                 

                 

                 

                3: Trying glasses on

                • Tap ‘live’ (top right)
                • Adjust your head to fit within the orange template/outline
                • The glasses should load onto your face
                • Move your head from side to side for 3D effect

                   

                   

                   

                   

                  4: Borrow your glasses. Free

                  • Tap the ‘buy’ button (bottom left)
                  • A new browser tab will open with your chosen glasses
                  • Enter your lens requirements (if required)
                  • Tap ‘add to cart’
                  • Enter your details and continue to payment method
                  • Tap ‘Pay later with Klarna’
                  • This lets you borrow your glasses for free for 14 days
                  • Learn more about Klarna here

                   

                  Hopefully, you’ve found these instructions helpful.

                  Now you can head off and explore our handmade glasses and sunglasses using the virtual mirror to it’s full potential.

                  Let us know how you get on or if you have any questions using the contact form in the footer section of this page.

                   

                   

                  Glasses frame on blue paper with Klarna logo overlaid

                   

                  How do I borrow glasses for free?

                  Rather than opening a shop, we’re building a factory.

                  So instead of visiting a shop, you can order your glasses from us online, direct from the hands that made them.

                  Here’s how it works.

                   

                  1. Order your favourite glasses frames
                  2. Try them at home. Free. For an entire week
                  3. Return them for lens fitting or a refund
                  4. We fit your lenses
                  5. We send them back to you, lenses fitted.

                   

                   

                   

                  Jamie Bartlett
                  Jamie Bartlett

                  Co-founder of Banton Frameworks.



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