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Canadian company launches custom 3-D printed frames Toronto-based Specsy has announced the launch of its technology-driven 3-D printed custom eyewear line. The company provides eye care professionals with a retail-ready app to design custom glasses tailored to their patient's aesthetic preferences and technical requirements. The Specsy app uses augmented reality, allowing patients to design frames on a live image of their face. Eye care profes- sionals can use Specsy's patent-pending measurement tool to verify all dimen- sions of the patient's custom frames, including bridge and temples. By crafting every pair of frames to order, based on the patient's design and dimensions, Specsy provides eye care professionals with the opportunity to offer a truly custom frame, the company says.