Nissin Cup Noodles and Zenni Optical Introduce Ramen Opticals: The First Eyeglasses Specially Designed to Wear While Eating Cup Noodles
|GARDENA, Calif., March 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — In a historic partnership, Nissin Cup Noodles and online eyewear pioneers, Zenni Optical, are proud to introduce the first steam-resistant glasses specially-designed to wear while eating warm and steamy Cup Noodles.
Eliminating the most frustrating part of wearing glasses while eating a delicious Cup Noodles, the stylish and functional Ramen Opticals employ an integrated electric fan that diverts steam away from the Cup Noodles as you eat to prevent condensation from forming on your lenses and clouding-up your sight.
“I grew up wearing glasses and understand the steamed-up lens issue all too well,” said Brenton Gettmann, Nissin Cup Noodles Assistant Brand Manager. “When I joined Nissin, I heard how pervasive this problem still is among Cup Noodles-lovers and felt compelled to do something about it. We worked tirelessly with the optical engineers and industrial designers at Zenni’s state-of-the-art Rx Labs and manufacturing facility to ensure everyone, including glasses-wearing instant ramen noodle lovers can enjoy their Cup Noodles-eating experience.”
“We could have stopped with the sleek fan,” added Sean Pate, Zenni’s Public Relations Director. “But our engineers took it one step further by integrating a detachable fork on the other arm of the frames—so Cup Noodles-loving eyeglass wearers are always prepared, no matter where or when hunger strikes.”
During development of the prototype, the two companies also worked with celebrity gamer and Cup Noodles fan Joshua Ovenshire to help refine the design and functionality of the glasses.