In the past, not buying a pair of glasses in a physical store would be madness. These days, it just makes sense.
 
Our Virtual Try-On technology makes it incredibly easy to find a new pair of glasses online that you’ll love in real life. With just a webcam or a photo of yourself, you’ll be able to try on our full Mouqy collection from home. It’s fast, easy and pretty damn fun, if we can say so ourselves!
 

How our virtual try-on feature works

Our Virtual Try-On feature lets you try on your favorite Mouqy frames in 2 ways:
 

  • Use your webcam to ‘wear’ them in real-time.
  • Upload an image of your face.

 
Just follow the instructions below.
 

Option 1: How to try-on glasses using your webcam (in real time)

how to use virtual try on
 

1. First, find a Mouqy frame you’d like to try on

 
Start off by browsing our wide collection of Mouqy eyewear until you find one that catches your eye.
 

2. Activate virtual try-on

 
First make sure your webcam is connected. Click the button that says ‘Try now’.
 
click try me to activate virtual try on
 

3. Allow camera access

 
You may be asked to enable camera access on your browser to allow the virtual try on to start. Click “Allow”.
 
allow camera access in browser for virtual tryon
 
Once you’ve enabled access – ta dah! You should now be able to see yourself wearing your selected Mouqy frames in real-time!
 
This is the most fun way to try on our glasses, and it’s super easy to try on different color and frame variations.
 

  • To try on different color variations of the same glassesKeep the Virtual Try-On window open and simply click on the different color variations of your glasses. These can be found in an image carousel under the main image.
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    try on multiple variation of the glasses
     

  • To try on different Mouqy framesJust keep the Virtual Try-On window open and keep browsing the Mouqy site as normal. Whenever you find a pair of glasses you want to try, just click the “Try Me!” button again!

 

4. Customize your perfect fit

 
Our real-time Virtual Try-On is fun to play around with, but the most accurate way to see how our glasses will fit on your face is to capture a still image. You’ll then be able to customize your glasses to your personal measurements.

Studies have proven that measurements like Pupillary Distance (PD) can vary considerably according to gender, age and ethnicity. We wanted to make sure our Virtual Try-On took this into consideration.

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Here’s how to capture a still image with your webcam:
 

  • Make sure your entire head is in the frame and centered in the middle. Look straight forward at the camera.
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  • Click the “CAPTURE” camera icon at the top left of the Virtual Try-On Screen.
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  • Click “CONTINUE” to launch facial recognition technology. If it’s unable to detect your face, it will ask you to click and drag the green dots so that they are at the centre top, bottom, left, and right of your face.

 
Then, it’s time to adjust it to your face.
 
Open up settings by clicking on the slider icon at the bottom of the Virtual Try-On window.
 
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Then follow the instructions below to fit your glasses to your face:
 

  • Change your Pupillary DistanceClick on the drop down menu next to the words ‘Pupillary distance’ and select your PD. If you don’t know your PD, check our article on how to measure your PD.
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  • Adjust your iris positionClick on each of the blue dots and centre them on your iris in the image.
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  • Change your iris sizeLook for the words “ADJUST IRIS SIZE” at the top of the Virtual Try-On Screen. Click on the plus and minus to increase or decrease the size of the iris, until it perfectly fits your irises in the photograph.
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  • Adjust your eye shapeClick “Back” twice and check that the highlighted area matches your eye shape in the image. You can click and drag the green dots to adjust it.

 
When you’re done, click the “CONTINUE” button until you arrive back at your still image (you may need to click a few times, depending on what screen you were last on).
 
You should now be able to see how your frames look on your face! Like them?
 

  • Click “LIVE” to toggle back to live webcam mode.
  • Click the button underneath to add or remove your Mouqy glasses.

 

Option 2: How to try on glasses by uploading an image

If you don’t have access to a camera, or if you’re making a purchase for someone else, you can easily upload a photo and let the Virtual Try-on tool work its magic. Here’s how.
 

1. First, find a Mouqy frame you’d like to try on

 
Start off by browsing our collection of Mouqy eyewear until you find one that catches your eye.
 

2. Activate virtual try-on

 
Click the button that says ‘Try now’.
 
click try me to activate virtual tryon
 

3. Upload a photo from your device

 
Click the camera icon at the bottom left of the Virtual Try-On window (it will say “My Photo” if you hover your mouse over it).
 
Then, click “PHOTO” and select the photo from your device that you wish to use. It’s best to use images that are well-lit and feature the person’s front profile, with a straight head.
 
Once uploaded, the photo should appear on the screen wearing the glasses (if you don’t see it, click the red ‘STOP’ button at the top right of the Virtual Try-On window).
 

4. Adjust the fit

 
You can also adjust the sizing of your glasses to give you the most realistic idea of how they’ll look on your face.
 
First, open up settings by clicking on the slider icon at the bottom of the Virtual Try-On window.
 
Then follow the instructions below to fit your glasses to your face:
 

  • Change your Pupillary DistanceClick on the drop down menu next to the words ‘Pupillary distance’ and select your PD. If you don’t know your PD, check our article on how to measure your PD.
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  • Adjust your iris positionClick on each of the blue dots and centre them on your iris in the image.
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  • Change your iris sizeLook for the words “ADJUST IRIS SIZE” at the top of the Virtual Try-On Screen. Click on the plus and minus to increase or decrease the size of the iris, until it perfectly fits your irises in the photograph.
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  • Adjust your eye shapeClick “Back” twice and check that the highlighted area matches your eye shape in the image. You can click and drag the green dots to adjust it.

 
When you’re done, click the “CONTINUE” button until you arrive back at your still image (you may need to click a few times, depending on what screen you were last on).
 
You should now be able to see how your frames look on your face!
 

Why Use The Virtual Try-On Tool?

reasons to use virtual try on
 
As sleek as eyeglasses frames might look in photos, it’s always reassuring to know whether they’ll suit you – and that you actually like how they look on your face. After all – that’s why people usually spend a lot of time trying out and choosing the right eyewear!
 
Here’s why we love our Virtual Try-On technology:
 

1. Try on frames that fit your unique face shape

 
It’s pretty tough to really picture how a frame would look on one’s face. With this virtual try-on tool, anyone can pick out and try on any frame they like to find one that fits their unique features, all from the comfort of their home!
 

2. You can explore our frames from every angle

 
In the real world, people don’t just look at you directly from the front. You’re seen from the side, back, and all sorts of angles. The Virtual Try-On tool allows you to explore the aesthetics of the frame you selected in 3D, which means you can see how they look from every angle!
 

3. You can share the look with your friends

 
Sometimes, it’s just fun to get a second option. With the Virtual Try-On tool, you can easily get the opinion of your friends, spouse and family by sharing the look of the frames you picked out with them! Just click the “Share / Save” button at the bottom of the Virtual Try-On to save the image for reference, or share it on Facebook.
 

How can I find the most flattering glasses for me?

Finding the most ‘flattering’ glasses is less of a science, and more of an art. After all, fashion is about expressing your unique self. That’s why at Mouqy we offer a wide variety of looks – from the vintage classic, to the statement pieces, and the latest trends.
 
That said – if you need some inspiration for choosing a frame shape, a good place to start is to consider your face shape. We’ve written lots of tips on how to pick glasses for your face shape. You can also take a read of how to pick your glasses color.
 

Well, I love how my mouqy frames look! Now what?

Love how a pair of Mouqy frames look on your face? We’re so glad to hear it!
 
Once you’ve found your perfect Mouqy match through our Virtual Try-On, the rest of the check out process is simple.
 
You’ll need to choose your lens index, input your prescription details, and any other available options. Click “Add To Cart”, make payment and – before you know it, your favorite new pair of glasses will be at your door!
 
What are you waiting for? Get browsing our stylish collection today.