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Do you have those in an Aviator? Designer 3D glasses are on their way

James Wallace

by: James Wallace
September 18th, 2009

Fans attend "U2 3D" premiere during 2008 Sundance Film Festival

Whether you see it as a gimmick or the next step in the evolution of film, 3D is a technology that is becoming more and more prevalent with more and more movies. So it was only a matter of time before someone was smart and/or dumb enough to jump on the bandwagon in order to make a little extra money off those who care about their third dimensional eyewear.

Which is exactly what the company Real D is doing. They're saying out with the traditional Wayfarer-style frames and in with the cat eyes, the Aviators, and the tortoise shells! Real D's Michael Lewis has hinted at the idea that the company may produce frames that would serve a primary function as bifocals, with lenses compatible with Real D 3D theater technology. They may also do a run of designer frames that just serve the 3D purpose. Lewis went on to say that the designer glasses, including some by the high-end maker Gucci, will be available in select outlets before the 3D spectacle that is AVATAR hits theaters in December, with the hybrid prescription lenses coming later.

So, if you are the kind of person that cares about what you look like for the 5 minutes before/after a movie and the 2 or so hours during, as you sit in the complete and total darkness, then Real D is for you! I'll follow suit with my 3-D from BACK TO THE FUTURE and stick with my retro frames.

Source Variety

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