12 Psychedelic Spectacle Lenses That Will ROCK Your World!

Posted by Sharon Chin on Wed, Jul 17, 2013 @ 08:07 AM

As fashion trends vary over the years, trends in eyewear styles have changed over time too! Though some of these haven't exactly caught on, check out some very out-of-the-ordinary psychedelic spectacle lenses our friends at The Optical Vision Site found, and see if you could ever walk in these lenses!

12 Psychedelic Prismatic Spectacles

In the last several years several companies have come out with Prismatic or Kaleidoscope eyewear. Whether it's for fun or just a mind altering event, it is certainly safer than dropping acid! 

Kaleidoscope Glasses by Pam Tietzw

Kaleidoscope Glasses by Pam Tietz3 (2013)

 

Issey Miyake 2010

Issey Miyake 2010

 

Future Specs

Artist Brent Paul Pearson handmade pair of kaleidoscopic glasses known as Future Eyes

 

Sight Modifying Mineral Eyewear by Mrs. Herskin (2011)

Sight Modifying Mineral Eyewear by Mrs. Herskin (2011)

 

Luis Mantiegoa FW 12

Luis Mantiegoa

 

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Author unknown

 

Pringle Summer 2012

Pringle Runway Summer 2012

Kaleidoscope-cat-eye

Just a little crystal fun! And if you don't like any of the look above, try this one!

 

Photo Image credit: unknown 

You can buy 'Fly Eyes!'

Kaleidoscope-fly-eyes

1932 - For Night Driving!

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1936 - You can still buy these!

Prism-reading in bed-1936

According to Wikipedia: A Prism is a transparent optical element with flat, polished surfaces that refract light. At least two of the flat surfaces must have an angle between them. The exact angles between the surfaces depend on the application. The traditional geometrical shape is that of a triangular prism with a triangular base and rectangular sides, and in colloquial use "prism" usually refers to this type. Some types of optical prism are not in fact in the shape of geometric prisms. Prisms can be made from any material that is transparent to the wavelengths for which they are designed. Typical materials include glass, plastic and fluorite. A prism can be used to break light up into its constituent spectral colors (the colors of the rainbow). Prisms can also be used to reflect light, or to split light into components with different polarizations.

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