Technology startup VanKeel Solutions has announced that it will provide its virtual try-on (VTO) service, VTOLive, free to independent eyewear practitioners.

The VTO technology allows patients to project 3D images of frames onto their faces in real time, providing useful information of how they will look from the safety of personal smartphones, tablets or computers.

‘We are thrilled to offer VTOLive to all independent eyewear vendors free of charge during this global pandemic, which is making it increasingly difficult for patients and consumers to select their glasses,’ explained John Vankeel, co-founder of the company.

Independent practitioners can email to access the VTO software.