Dutch company Roger Bacon is taking 3D scans of customers' faces to build them perfectly fit eyewear

Anyone that wears glasses knows the pain caused by ill-fitting frames. Since all of our faces are shaped differently the concept of one-size-fits-all rarely works. A Dutch tech startup called Roger Bacon has created a solution for producing custom-made frames using 3D scans of customers’ faces in order to create a perfect fit.

There are a number of startups that are currently working with similar technology but Roger Bacon was the first to bring the concept to market. Frames sell for approximately $370. The business is selling around 50 pairs of glasses a month by partnering with 40 independent opticians located in the Netherlands and the United States. An iPad app serves as a virtual fitting room where customers can “try on” 30 frames and decide on the color.

Roger Bacon received over $800,000 in funding in the spring, which will allow them to finalize their concept of biometric 3D scanning. The company hopes to expand the company globally and start to focus on marketing and sales.

Roger Bacon

Anyone that wears glasses knows the pain caused by ill-fitting frames. Since all of our faces are shaped differently the concept of one-size-fits-all rarely works. A Dutch tech startup called Roger Bacon has created a solution for producing custom-made frames using 3D scans of customers’ faces in order to create a perfect fit.

There are a number of startups that are currently working with similar technology but Roger Bacon was the first to bring the concept to market. Frames sell for approximately $370. The business is selling around 50 pairs of glasses a month by partnering with 40 independent opticians located in the Netherlands and the United States. An iPad app serves as a virtual fitting room where customers can “try on” 30 frames and decide on the color.