Glow-in-the-dark glasses. What a bright idea.

These days, there’s no doubt that prescription glasses are totally cool. Exhibit A: Justin Bieber. (Oh, OK, his aren’t prescription. But the fact that the kid likes geek chic enough to fake it says something, right?)

Still, it’s always possible to make something cool even cooler. And that’s exactly what Converse did with its new glow-in-the-dark Flutter frames.
Converse glow-in-the-dark eyeglass frames - day
Converse glow-in-the-dark eyeglass frames - night

Made for kids 5 to 15, these are a sophisticated version of glow-in-the-dark. During the daylight hours–while the frames are soaking in all of the sunlight and getting ready for their big glow–the frames look cool, like pink ice. Then, once they’re in the dark, they light up.

The frames are made for kids with glasses prescriptions, so they’re available only at fine optical shops everywhere–but you could have them made into sunglasses, too.

The only thing is, think about the practicality of them before you buy. For instance, you might not want your kiddo to wear them in the movie theater. -Lexi

Find Converse’s new glow-in-the-dark eyeglass frames for kids coming soon to an optical shop near you

Lexi Petronis is a freelance writer, blogger for, editor of Albuquerque Magazine, and former contributor to Cool Mom Picks

1 Comment

  • Reply July 6, 2012

    Mama Shona

    I want to order these glasses for my 7 year old, but am having a heck of a time finding them! Can you help? I think he would love the zoom lens!

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