We've become a lazy, lazy people. If there's two things that really bring us together, it's an irrational demand for instant gratification and a desire to have as little face-to-face interaction as is humanly possible. Now on the one hand, this is probably the beginning of society's grand demise. But on the other, doing things sucks! So we might as well give in to fate and enjoy sweet, sweet laziness while we can. Which, thanks to glasses.com's new app, now included eyewear shopping.
What does it do?
Generates a 3D model of your head using just a few shots you've taken with your iPad. Then you're free to try on thousands of frames on your virtual face, so you can get a pretty decent picture of what's flattering (or not)—you can even adjust them all the ways you would normal glasses. Once you think you've found a winner, you can share away and even ask friends to vote on which frames they like the best.
Why do we like it?
Buying things online is great—except when it's something that requires a near-perfect fit. No matter how well you think your know what will look and fit best on you, it's more or less impossible to gauge how something's actually going to look IRL. While this obviously isn't going to be a perfect reflection of how you'll look in your chosen glasses, it's a pretty damn good approximation. Plus, glasses.com has a massive selection, so everyone should be able to find something that suits them.
Glasses.com, Download this app for: iOS, Free
The Best: Try on as much as you want without actually having to try it on
The Worst: Still won't get a perfect feel for exactly how they'll look (though it's close)