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In-Store Robot Makes Your Glasses While You WaitIn-Store Robot Makes Your Glasses While You Wait

Sylvie Barak

April 15, 2015

2 Min Read
In-Store Robot Makes Your Glasses While You Wait

Glasses are expensive. Ridiculously expensive. As any fellow four-eyes knows, getting a new pair that actually fit and don't look awful is going to set you back around $300 for the frame alone. But not anymore, thanks to robotics.

Tokyo-based eyewear brand, JINS, just opened its first San Francisco-based store in Union Square this week, selling high-quality, nice-looking, affordable glasses made by a robot while you wait.

That's right, no more waiting days or weeks for your new prescription lenses to show up, JINS' in-store glasses-making robot -- Kanna -- bangs out a new pair in just 30 minutes, robot assembly line style, for anywhere between $60-$120.

The price covers the frames, lenses, UV coating, and case, though progressive, bifocal, colored, or polarized lenses cost an additional $60 to $80.


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