tens sunglasses transforms life into an instagram photo filter
tens sunglasses transforms life into an instagram photo filter
may 08, 2014

tens sunglasses transforms life into an instagram photo filter

tens sunglasses transform real life into an instagram photo filter
all images courtesy tens glasses




what if there were a way to skip using film cameras, post production and apps to filter everything we see, while being disconnected from technology? the folks over at tens sunglasses think they’ve solved this problem by creating eyewear that adds an extra burst of color into daily life. ‘typical sunglasses block out the light with desaturated, cold colors’, writes the edinburgh-based team on their indiegogo campaign page. ‘tens work with the warmth of the sun to lend an uplifting tint to the world beyond the lens.



the real life photo filter is instagram for your eyes
video courtesy tom welsh




designed to be a real-time instagram filter for your eyes, the custom-tint lenses feature UV400 protection, which blocks 100% of harmful rays. they are made from a CR-39 plastic polymer, making the lens scratch and impact resistant. ‘the classic’ sunglasses come available in a unisex fit and in four different matte colors, constructed using acetate and features a five-tooth hinge.


 different lens effects

tens sunglasses

the custom-tint lenses feature UV400 protection

tens sunglasses
‘the classic’ sunglasses come available in a unisex fit and in four different matte colors

  • ok what next pinterest sunnies? do we really need to ‘instagram” our lives? seems sad to me

    diane says:
  • Any chance a vision correction layer can be added, I hope?

    Steve Raglin says:
  • My 5 euro H&M sunglasses do the same thing. So… yeah.

    bram says:
  • The difference that these lenses seem to provide looks remarkably like the change I experience when I put on my UV filtered glasses with polarized lenses. I am not so certain that there is any difference between that and these glasses.

    Ron Smith says:
  • Come on guys… These are just brown lenses. All my sunglasses are with brown lenses and I’ve always seen with this kind of colours through them.

    Tenyo says:

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