Extremely awkward selfie/shameless promotion/amazing charity alert.
I went home this weekend to visit a friend, and ended up staying slightly longer than I had planned. The only problem was that I forgot to bring my glasses - which I need now that I’ve taken my contacts out.
Good thing I remembered that I still have this stylish piece of eyeware sitting in my bedside table here at home! (Sorry for the bad picture quality, I’m working with a webcam and some bad lighting.)
The eyewear in question is Adlens’s “Emergensee” - which is a pair of instantly adjustable glasses. Each lens can adjust between -6.0 and 3.0 diopters (Don’t let my ability to copy the word “diopter” from the packaging fool you, though. I don’t actually understand vision stuff all that well.) I was able to get a pair at the Edison Awards earlier this year.
I think this is one of the coolest ideas for a product, and I love showing them off (especially my dad’s pair from their John Lennon line - seriously, check it out.) but what I think is even more amazing is that Adlens has a "buy one, give one" program.
For every pair of glasses bought from either their John Lennon or Hemisphere line, Adlens donates a pair of glasses to someone in the developing world.
As someone who couldn’t handle walking around her own house for even 15 minutes without her glasses or contacts, I think that this is an entirely worthwhile company to check out, and I really encourage you to do so.