Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Interchangeable Children's Eyewear Coming to U.S.
funoogles has launched its interchangeable, customizable prescription eyewear for children line in the United States. The idea came from founder Jessica Darcy's seven-year-old daughter, Ella-Jane. Born with a congenital cataract, Ella-Jane understood that glasses were necessary, but she bored with having to wear the same frames each day. She asked her mom if it would be possible to create glasses made of interchangeable parts, leading to the development of funoogles. "The first time Ella-Jane put on a pair of funoogles, she lit up with excitement," said Darcy. "Eager to show them off, she debuted this initial pair to her friends at school who then became interested in owning a pair of funoogles, too. With that I realized that other children should also have the opportunity to customize their glasses." funoogles glasses are made from TR-90. The "starter pack" includes a clear colored eyewear base known as a core (to keeps the lenses in place), an interchangeable outline clip, full clip, brow clip, and temples. The cost $99.99, which now are sold online, but the company wants to work with retailers. Read more.