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Glasce | Glass Contact Lens Cases

Non-porous, infinitely reusable glass; the cleanest and most sustainable material for contact lens cases.

Glasce | Glass Contact Lens Cases

Non-porous, infinitely reusable glass; the cleanest and most sustainable material for contact lens cases.

pledged of $9,800pledged of $9,800 goal
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, November 22 2017 2:54 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 23, 2017

What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

About

In my search for more sustainable alternatives to plastic contact lens cases, I found almost nothing. If plastic is God in the contact storage industry, than the bible is buy, use, dispose, repeat. 

Glasce contact cases are a new take on the daily routine. Made from borosilicate glass, these cases are robust, reusable, and sustainable.

Material specifications |

      Glasce cases needed to be strong and have exemplary chemical and bacterial resistance. For this purpose Schott BK7 Crown Glass was chosen. BK7 is used in high precision camera lenses, among other high-end usages, and is in the family of borosilicates. This glass is fully non-pourous and dishwasher safe.

Ease of Use | 

      Glasce cases are designed to be practical. A set of case and cap are simple to open and close with one hand. The hope is that these cases will not only last forever, but will also increase the life of your contacts by having the cleanest storage vessel each time they are soaked.

Charity | 

      I will be donating 10% of the profits to a non-profit film documentary group called Project Conservation. Project Conservation was started by a group of wildlife biologists to bridge the gap between scientific publications and the general public, bring money to localized conservation efforts, and allow donors to see 100% of their donation go to the cause rather than overhead costs.  

      Currently, Project Conservation is focusing on raising funds for human-wildlife conflict in Nepal by allocating relief funding to local communities who have lost family members or livestock to predators, support orphans whose parents were killed by wildlife, and give donations to local conservation teams to allow them to survey and monitor wildlife.

Learn more at their website here

International Orders |

Please contact me for orders outside of the United States or Europe and we can work something out!

Risks and challenges

From developing the initial concept of Glasce Cases to launching this Kickstarter, I have been working on this project for a little over a year. I formulated and improved the design of these cases over that year to make them as user friendly and easy to produce as possible. The design initially incorporated a way to make them water tight, but unfortunately due to such low order quantities, the water tight design was simply too expensive to produce. With more interest I hope to raise enough funds to make a fully water tight glass case come to life.

The main challenge facing this project will be timing of funding and manufacturing. The goal was originally to have the cases ready before the holiday season but the timing of receiving funding, manufacturing, and shipping to customers proved to be too tight of schedule. I was forced to push back the target shipping date to February of 2018. Although it will likely be sooner than February, I simply could not guarantee delivery by the holiday season. I hope that my timing won't deter you from getting an awesome product!

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    1 Lens Case

    Preorder for 1 Glasce contact lens case

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    1 Lens Case + 1 Year Warranty

    Preorder for 1 Glasce contact lens case. Includes a 1-year no frills warranty. If you break or chip your case we will replace it!

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    2 Lens Cases

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Funding period

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