Summarized: flex-glasses are the sum of glasses in a fabric frame and contact lenses that are stitched or vacuumed into the frame. When wearing (sun)glasses, besides the functional part such as reading and/or uv-protection, and besides the aesthetic appearance, the frame is ‘taxing’ your face, meaning pressure on the nose, and/or the side areas. All depends off course on how the frame is developed, and this is were it starts.Glasses have always been, during the ages, a literal solution of the problem, meaning: optics framed to wear, always a rigid structure that holds lenses. A progress were contact lenses, and refractive surgery.
But what if, … you don’t like or you can’t were contact lenses, or you don’t have a budget for refractive surgery, or just the frame is pushing your face. Forgive me not working this project out in details or finishing it as working, but what if … the frame becomes a fabric that is nearly felt on your face, that is so flexible you can roll it up and put it in your pocket, what if a manufacturer develops contact lenses that have the same flexibility as the fabric frame, and what if when you could merge these 2, than you get some superlight glasses, and ready to roll up, when needed.
‘Facial’ comfort, you save your frame when sitting on ‘where-are-my-glasses’, endless customizing in fabrics and shape, no need to develop frame-moldings, …I could work this idea into something real and perhaps starting a crowd funding on this, but optics are complex, I am not a big fish, and have a lot of other things to work out, so, dear editor, perhaps something interesting to roll this feature out and make it viral on your blog ?