At El Corte Ingles We receive a press release announcing that its centers will officially begin to offer all their customers personalized glasses by 3D printing. Mimic Eyewear. How could it be otherwise, these glasses can be purchased through its subsidiary Optics 2000 And they will be made to measure and in a personalized way for each of the interested clients.
At the moment these personalized glasses manufactured by 3D printing can only be purchased in the centers that El Corte Inglés has on the avenue Diagonal (Barcelona) or in Sanchinarro (Madrid) although, if the reception of this idea is interesting enough, they will soon be offered in more centers.
El Corte Inglés begins to market Mimic Eyewear's 3D printed glasses.
Going into a little more detail, tell you that these peculiar glasses are made of polyamide so that, as mentioned in the press release, they are unique for each person since they are adapted to the morphology of their face. Among the parameters that are taken into account, highlight for example the distance between the eyes, the distance between the eye and the ear and even the curvature of the nose.
To take into account all these details, the specialists will have to previously scan the client's face and then, taking into account the type of glass that the client needs, offer a specific model among the nine models that have been launched, which They are also available in ten different colors which allows us to talk about up to 270 different combinations since it is possible to change the color of the temples, the front and even incorporate the name of the person.
Based on the statements of Francisco Gil, Optica 2000 product manager:
Until now, you had come to an optician and had hundreds of glasses that you could try on, but with Mimic we will be able to eliminate those stocks and be more efficient and sustainable. This does not mean that the client will not be able to try on the glasses since the centers that sell Mimic will have virtual fitting rooms that will allow them to see how each model looks digitally on each person's face, which will help to choose frames and colors from a total of 270 different combinations. The glasses, printed on polyamide through a layering technique, will be delivered to the customer in 10 working days after placing the order.