We all have stories to tell, and now there’s a “smart” way to do it. In a highly anticipated collaboration announced recently by Facebook and ESSILORLUXOTTICA the next generation of smart glasses has arrived. Ray-Ban Stories debuts, bringing forth a new way to seamlessly capture, share and listen through those most authentic moments.

The new collection of smart eyewear was engineered using innovative technology that includes an optimized Snapdragon processor to support all-day wear without compromising on style, comfort and aesthetic. The frames also feature a dual integrated 5 megapixel camera to capture photos and videos, discreet open-ear speakers for listening and a three-microphone audio array to deliver rich voice and sound transmission for phone calls and videos.

Ray-Ban’s iconic styles Wayfarer and Wayfarer Large are the stars of the Ray-Ban Stories lineup, along with the retro Round style and Meteor style. Wearers can select from a variety of Rx, sun and plano lens options including polarized, gradient, Transitions and clear. “We are incredibly proud to bring Ray-Ban Stories to life with our partners at Facebook,” says Rocco Basilico, chief wearables officer at EssilorLuxottica. “This is a milestone product that proves consumers don’t have to choose between technology and fashion—they can live in the moment and stay connected while wearing their favorite style of Ray-Bans. Our unique approach, combining decades of superior craftsmanship, a dedicated spirit of innovation and a commitment to delivering only cutting-edge technology has resulted in a wearable that people will truly love wearing.”

Andrew Bosworth, vice president, Facebook Reality Labs adds: “Ray-Ban Stories is designed to help people live in the moment and stay connected to the people they are with and the people they wish they were with. EssilorLuxottica has been nothing short of stellar in this partnership, and through their commitment to excellence, we were able to deliver on both style and substance in a way that will redefine the expectations of smart glasses. We’re introducing an entirely new way for people to stay connected to the world around them and truly be present in life’s most important moments, and to look good while doing it.” Ray-Ban Stories is available at Ray-Ban stores and ray-ban.com, at select Luxottica retail locations including Sunglass Hut and LensCrafters, and will soon roll out to select wholesale clients.

—Christine Yeh