Nothing's more nerdish than terrible glasses -- Clark Kent felt his made him seem so weak and ineffectual, a pair of tights would look "super" by comparison. Take online control of your ocular destiny with Design Your Own Eyewear.
From Abilene custom eyewear outfit Indivijual, DYOE lets you digitally dictate every aspect of your specs and superimpose them either on your own uploaded photo, or that of a classic actor like Cary Grant, Paul Newman, or, if you're planning on rejiggering more than your glasses, Grace Kelly. The steps:
- Choose from 40+ "Complete Frames", then re-size for your face, then re-size again based on the belief that your face couldn't possibly be that huge
- Modify the shape via drag-able "control points"; thicken or thin out the frame to better suit facial features/neck strength
- Mess around with lens openings, bridges, and, if you've been choking on the basketball court, Sprewell-style horns
- Color with near any solid hue or dozens of marble-y tortoiseshell patterns; darken the lenses to your pleasure, or hers
Once finished, Indivijual will insert your design into an email you can forward to friends. If you/your friends approve, contact them and they'll make you a finished pair -- because there's really nothing more nerdish than playing with a glasses-design website when you don't actually need glasses.