FAQ: IRL Glasses - Glasses that Block Screens
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You mentioned you intend to block out all screen types for later iterations. Is there currently a technology that you are aware of that would allow you to do that?

We’ve spoken to leading optics engineers at Waymo, Nasa, and Snap to help us figure out how to create an advanced pair of IRL Glasses that block all screens, including OLED and smartphones. With their help, we have developed a few hypotheses about technology solutions for our ultimate pair of IRL Glasses. We hope the success of this campaign expands our community and attracts investors, allowing us to raise the capital needed to pursue R&D and explore our hypotheses.

Last updated: October 04, 2018 20:21

Can you make a version of IRL Glasses that clip onto prescription glasses?

We love this idea and are filing it in our “Epic Suggestions” folder. As much as we would love to create additional variations of IRL Glasses, especially a pair of clip-on lenses for our friends who wear prescription glasses (including IRL Founder Ivan), we need to focus on doing a great job on delivering our first product. Maybe somewhere down the line though!

Last updated: October 03, 2018 19:43

Can you wear IRL Glasses while driving?

The IRL Glasses should NOT be worn while driving. We are aware that there are certain car models with LCD screens embedded. So, as much as we like the idea of people rocking IRL Glasses everywhere, all the time, we strongly discourage people from wearing IRL glasses while driving for your own safety.

Last updated: October 08, 2018 10:03

Can you use IRL Glasses to combat migraines, headaches, or other medical conditions?

While we do hope that IRL glasses will mitigate the effect of screens, they should NOT be used as treatment for any kind of medical condition, including migraines or chronic headaches.

Last updated: October 08, 2018 10:04

How do you rationalize the $49 price tag for a pair of sunglasses that could be made DIY style for much cheaper?

Buying polarizing film, orienting it correctly and pasting it on a pair of glasses is a great way to create your own pair of screen blocking glasses (it’s how we made our first prototypes)! We love DIY projects and encourage anyone interested in making their own to totally do it!

Our prototypes helped us validate our original idea but the design was lacking, the film easily peeled off, the frames were cheap, they lacked a UV filter, and would not pass as a viable, consumer-facing product.

Working with a manufacturer to develop a high-quality pair of glasses to be produced at scale is whole different challenge and one that has come with many additional costs including but not limited to design, manufacturing, packaging, distribution, taxes, customer service, and gatherings for our amazing team of volunteers who’ve put so much blood sweat and tears into this project!

We wish our price could be lower, but unfortunately the current pricing structure is as low as we felt comfortable going so that we wouldn’t lose money as the demand scaled.

Last updated: October 08, 2018 10:37

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