5 Malaysian Icons Who Wear Glasses That We Are Proud Of

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This article gives readers an overview of famous Malaysian icons and their Malaysian glasses trend.

It is time of the year again, the time when exactly 60 years ago, Tunku Abdul Rahman chanted “MERDEKA!” three times at the Merdeka Square, signaling Malaya’s independence from the British colonization.

It is a significant day for all Malaysians, and we should all take a moment to appreciate and be thankful of the effort of our forefathers who fought hard for the people to be free of colonial powers.

Famous Malaysian Icons Who Wear Glasses

Here, as an effort to celebrate the most important day for all Malaysians, I will share my list of 5 Malaysian icons that I am proud of, and, who wear glasses!

These people are an inspiration to a lot of us, their achievements are well-know and have successfully carry the good name of our nation internationally.

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Michelle Yeoh

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Michelle was born in Ipoh and moved to the United Kingdom at the age of 15 where she studied ballet at the Royal Academy of Dance. She did not give up when an injury hindered her dream of becoming a ballet dancer, instead, she got herself a degree in creative arts minoring in drama.

Her resilient spirit eventually made her who she is today. At age 20, she won the Miss Malaysia Beauty Pageant and continue on to represent Malaysia at the Queen of the Pacific 1983 (which she won again) and Miss World 1983.

From there on, her career as an actress blossomed. She got the chance to appear in a commercial alongside Jackie Chan, and eventually landed acting gigs with D&B Films in Hong Kong. Her acting career started with action and martial arts movies.

The remarkable thing about Michelle is, despite having no martial arts background, she did a lot of the stunts by herself! And her hard work sure paid off! Her role as a bond girl in Tomorrow Never Dies and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon brought her fame to the international level.

Dato’ Jimmy Choo

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Jimmy Choo shoes are like the holy grail of shoes, not many of us are lucky enough to own a pair because they come at a hefty price. Dato’ Jimmy was born in Penang into a family of shoe makers, and was taught by his father the wonderful skill of shoe-making. To help support his college tuition fees in England, Dato’ Jimmy worked as a part timer in restaurants and as a cleaner in a shoe factory. After graduated with honors, he remained in England to further his dream as a shoe-maker.

In 1986, he successfully opened his first shop which soon gained attention in the fashion industry. Vogue featured his exquisite designs and craftsmanship in a full eight pages of the magazine. The late Princess Diana seemed to adore his shoes so much, that she was always seen with a pair of Jimmy Choo’s. What is admirable about Dato’ Jimmy Choo is that, he has a firm stand on his beliefs and motto.

Despite eventually growing his business rapidly by entering into a partnership and diversifying his brand into different fashion accessories like handbags, Dato’ Jimmy had doubts about the shoes that they were mass producing at a factory that time. So, he sold half of the company and returned to his roots of making custom-made shoes in a small shop in London. Though he does not always wear glasses, his love in glasses fashion is reflected in his designer eyewear merchandise.

Yuna Zarai a.k.a Yuna

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Yuna is Malaysia’s homegrown singer-songwriter. This talented young lass began writing songs at the young age of 14, and even more admirable, she learned to play the guitar by herself too! While attending law school, Yuna did not give up her passion for music.

She started performing in shows and events as well as sharing her music online. Soon after her popularity soared online, an indie-pop record label in the US discovered her and ultimately gets her a contract with Fader Label which is based in New York.

That opened up a window that allowed her music to reach a greater audience. In 2012, her single Live Your Life produced by Pharrell Williams was debuted on iTunes. It served as an introductory to her first self-titled full length album. She was often dubbed “Pharrell’s protégé” because of this.

Since then, there is only success for Yuna. Her latest album Chapters made it into the Billboard Top 10 Best R&B Album of 2016. Yuna’s music is often soulful, as if she is trying to speak to you through her songs. All thanks to Yuna’s persistent in including the elements of melody and meaning to her songs, she refused to give into popular genres nowadays which seem to have forgo these crucial elements which define good music.

Tunku Abdul Rahman

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No one can ever talk about inspiring Malaysian icons without mentioning our Father of Malaysia and our first Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman. Without him, there will be no Malaysia, and maybe even no you and me. Tunku Abdul Rahman was born in the royal family of the Kedah Sultanate in 1903. After graduating from Cambridge, he returned to Kedah where he served as a civil service cadet, doing what he enjoyed doing, which is to help the people with their problems.

His political career started when he was appointed the president of the United Malays National Organization (UMNO), which ultimately formed an alliance with the Malayan Chinese Association (MCA) and Malayan Indian Congress (MIC). Ultimately, in 1956, Tunku Abdul Rahman headed a mission to London to negotiate for Malaya’s independence from the British.

The negotiation was successful and Malaya was granted its independence by 31st August 1957.

As Tunku Abdul Rahman believe, unity between the different cultures is an important key in achieving a better nation. This believe holds true even till today, where there should not be any division between races, there should be only ONE Malaysia. From there on, Tunku Abdul Rahman leaded the nation as its first Prime Minister and the rest is history.

Tun Dato’ Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad

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Served as the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dr. Mahathir is no unusual name to all Malaysians. In fact, he was the Prime Minister that served our country the longest, from 1981 to 2003. Dr. Mahathir started out as a medical doctor. He later joined UMNO and eventually got into the Parliament and becoming the Prime Minister. Since then, the man has made tremendous contributions to our nation’s development, he is not known as “Bapa Pemodenan” for no reasons.

He had successfully turned Malaysia from a country that relied much on agriculture into a country that thrive in trading and high tech industries. Among that, he established the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) and initiated the National Car Project, which was given the name “Proton” subsequently.

Dr. M’s other large scale projects include the construction of the north-south highway, which took more than 10 years to complete. The highway cut down the time to travel in Peninsular Malaysia tremendously. Other notable projects of his are like the port of Tanjung Pelepas, Petronas Twin Towers, KLIA, Formula One Circuit, and the list goes on and on. Sure, a lot of people might have mix feelings for Dr. M, but his contributions to the greater good of the entire nation are undeniable.

Famous Malaysian Icons And Their Glasses Trend!

There you go!

My list of Malaysian Icons that wear glasses and makes me proud. Time to come up with a list yourself!

Specs or no specs, which Malaysian icon makes YOU proud?

Do glasses make you look smarter in an interview?

The debate is over, peeps! Wearing glasses DO make you look smarter!

You lucky people with a perfect vision, it’s time to get yourself a nice frame to fit in with us!

For once, the stereotype of people wearing glasses being more intelligent might not be so wrong after all. Lots of studies actually finds people who wears glasses are perceived to be smarter and more professional than those who don’t.

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Smart in glasses

Intro Question: Do Glasses Make You Look Smarter?

If you think harder on it, you will find that it isn’t very hard to understand where this stereotype came from. For most young people, the need to wear glasses is often because of short-sightedness. Like what we had mentioned in this article before, short-sightedness is caused by doing extensive close visual work, like reading.

Let us put aside TVs and smartphones being the cause for a moment, as we don’t have those back in the days right? So yeah, those people who does a lot of reading are more likely to be smarter than those who don’t.

Adding to the point, back in the days when glasses are not readily available to anyone and is often seen as a luxury, only those who need to see meticulous details will opt to wear glasses. So, generally, those with a profession with high regards such as doctor and banker will definitely need glasses more than those with common professions.

Do wearing glasses make you look smarter in an interview?

Now now now, I know you are still doubtful about this, so let us dig into numbers to convince you even more. According to a research done by the British College of Optometrist about how wearing glasses makes you look smarter and even increases your opportunity of getting a job, it was found that:

  • A-third of the participants think that people who wears glasses appear to be more professional.
  • 43% of the participants believe people look more intelligent with glasses.
  • 40% of the participants will consider wearing glasses even if they don’t need it just to increase the chances of landing the job.

Now, you know that glasses makes you appear smarter, it is time to choose some frames that bring out the best in that, looking “hot, trendy smart” rather than “nerdy smart”. When you want to look smart and professional, you might want to avoid glasses with funky colors or have bold patterns, and go for something more sophisticated. Here we had gathered up some of the styles that will deliver that “smart-stylish” look well.

Glasses That Make You Look Smart

The below are styles of glasses that enhance the way you look in a smarter and more attractive way.

1. Thin Metal Rounded Frames

Thin frames are not only trendy right now, but also do the part just right as if offers a minimalistic, clean, sleek look. You can’t go wrong with so little material on your face. Use this type of frame if you are a more “toned-down” person and want to show your features more. Check out styles like Dacorum and Bexley to achieve this look.

2. Thick Rectangular Frames


Quite the opposite of the above, thick frames really make a statement. The rectangular ones are a more traditional choice but still allows the wearer to exude sophistication. You can go either all black like one of our flagship model Spinningfields or play a little with subtle patterns, just like Sandwell with a little hint or tortoise shell and Cherwell with wooden finishing.

3. Clubround/clubmaster shaped

Why wear reading glasses

Another popular trend are these vintage looking beauties, which means another way of looking smart while staying trendy! And what’s better? This shape of glasses instantly up your glamour game with minimal effort.

For the ladies, you can opt for Clubround which is kind of a more subtle version of the cat eye, while for the men you can go for Clubmaster with a little more masculinity. Go for Harrow for Clubround and Trafford for Clubmaster.

4. Transparent Frames

Why wear reading glasses

Why wear reading glasses

It’s there, but it’s not there? Transparent frames will make people wonder. Unlike its former counterpart, the rimless frame (which to be honest isn’t really popular among youngsters right now), transparent frames doesn’t try to hide the fact that you are wearing glasses, but instead gives and extra edge and specialty to it.

Verdict : Do glasses make you look smarter, but less attractive?

There you have it folks, our suggestion on how you can play with a little psychological fact to better your image. Feel free to drop by our stores and try on our glasses! You will never know which pair of glasses will make you look smarter until you explore our huge variety of glasses.

If you need recommendation based on your profession and face shape, we can help you on that too! Get RM35 discount by making appointment with us!

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Korean Glasses Trend 2017

In this eyewear style guide, you will know what fashion is trending in Korea in 2017, and get basic knowledge about the Korean glasses trend and how it played a significant role in pop culture in Kpop.

Eyewear Culture In Korea

Korean idols and celebrities are known to start trending the latest fashion starting from clothes, hair or even accessories. Influenced by great fashion figures such as G-Dragon, Lee Minho and Suzy, eyewear fashion has swept Korea fashion industry by surprise.

The Korean starts pairing up their clothes with an eyewear that stands out, pushing the presence of glasses on their image as an avant grande culture in Korea. Let’s take a look at a few example on how this culture turn lifestyle amazingly evolve in Korean glasses trend.


Culture #1 : Most essentials part of Korea airport fashion


First popularised by Korean celebrities to escape in disguise from paparazzi and mad fans, airport fashion has now unintentionally become an embedded culture especially in South Korea. Other than those fashion runaways and lifestyle tabloids, airport styling emerged as a novel platform where many fashion ideas are born, cultivated and culture made. Eyeglasses culture is the most vital part of the whole picture, which intensify the culture werks in airport styling in Korea.

Glasses trend in korea 2017 by Malaysia Pottglasses shop
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Culture #2 : Idols and celebrities setting the Korean glasses trend


Back in 2012, Psy with his song Gangnam Style has tremendously bring South Korea to the world spotlight. At this time, he is one of the figure that boldly succeed in bringing back the ‘harry potter glasses’ into limelight.


Pottglasses Author : “Do you know? Harry Potter Glasses is available here in Malaysia and we are very into it”


This ‘Harry Potter glasses’ then is followed by other shimmering celebrities that has make almost everyone influenced to wear round glasses. People are quickly picking up this style, making the round eyewear the next biggest trend that swipe the whole fashion industry in all countries. Idols and celebrities being the greatest trendsetter is no doubt one of the biggest contributor in ascending a new eyewear lifestyle culture in Korea citizen respectively.

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Culture #3 : Make up escape


As a country where both men and women are both concern with their looks, it is not something unusual for the men to also be seen applying make up. One way to recognised if they are just being carefree with their face or even maybe too-late-to-dress-up day, eyeglasses would be the best hack to cover their nude faces.

That is why in any Korea reality shows the guests and even the hosts appear so fashionable in the early morning despite just waking up from their sleep. Fret not, they are willing to look nerdy even it is too early in the morning to be able to provide good entertainment to all of us.

Korea Eyewear Fashion 2017 by Malaysia Pottglasses shop
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Culture #4 : Thin metal frame, the everybody Korean glasses


We can’t deny that the Koreans make thin metal frame a trend. It started off from lady as an accessories to look scholarly and decent. After all, they get to portray a new look. Korean guys later picked up the trend too. They wear thin round frame plain tee. This is coherent with the minimalist style. Now, thin metal frame is considered artsy and widely acceptable everywhere, including workplace. 

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Final words on Eyewear Glasses Trend in Korea

Summing up, eyewear culture in Korea is not something new anymore. Nevertheless, it is one of the most emerging profiting industry and is still growing in quantity and also quality. Koreans have proven to us how an evolving lifestyle can turn into an amazing culture. Korea’s fashion-forward culture has managed to take the eyewear world by storm.

Do you like eyewear culture in Korea? Want to know how to apply these Korean glasses trend on your glasses styling? Send us your reply and we might just give you some free styling session with our eyewear groomer here at Pottglasses!

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Buying glasses online: what to look out

Buying glasses online: what to look out

Online shopping, definitely a familiar term to modern day people. We can buy almost everything online, groceries, clothes, electrical appliances, and the list goes on and on. But, have you ever considered buying glasses online? I bet most of your answers is NO. Why? Because getting a pair of glasses is one of those things that requires more of a “personal touch”, and a great element of customer service goes with it.

However, imagine yourself in a situation like this: you are browsing websites for a new pair of glasses and you come across a designer that you really like. But, the designer is physically out of your reach. So, what can you do? Here’s where online shopping comes in handy. So, when you are buying something that usually is being bought at a physical store, more consideration has to be poured in. Here’s a guide of what you need to consider when buying glasses online:


Buying glasses online step 1 : Know your face shape


You might like it round, rectangular, or clubmaster, but the question is, does something you like really suits you? You will not want to buy something that doesn’t look good on you right? So basically there are four different types of face shapes, namely

  1. i) round-shaped, ii) square-shaped, iii) heart-shaped, and iv) oval-shaped.


Now, go look into the mirror and determine which category that best describes your face. Then, you can follow this general guide on how to choose a pair of glasses based on your face shape. Other than the style of the frame, you might want to consider the size of the pair of glasses too. So remember to check out the size specifications of the glasses when buying online.

If you are still hesitant which shape to go for, you can always go to your nearest eyewear retailer, preferably those with an open concept where you can just try on the glasses on display, decide which shape of glasses best suits you, and then go back to your desired designer online and choose that shape.


Buying glasses online step 2 : Get your eyes checked

After you have chosen your ideal frame, the lenses are what you need to consider next. When buying glasses online, you will have to fill out your prescription form, so make sure you get your eyes checked by an optometrist to obtain the latest prescription reading. Here’s all the readings you should know and get from your eye examiner:

  • SPH/Sphere: the spherical error that is needed to rectify short-sightedness (-), or long-sightedness (+). The higher the number, the stronger is your prescription.
  • CYL/Cylinder: it is needed to correct astigmatism which cause distorted images. Most people have a reading between 0.5-0.75. If you have a reading more than 1.5, it is when you will need prescription lenses to correct it.
  • AXIS: is a degree, between 0 – 180, of where the astigmatism is located on your cornea.
  • ADD: which is the additive power if you go for a bifocal lenses. It is added to the lower part of your lenses.
  • PD/Pupillary Distance: the distance between your pupils. Having a PD reading will allow your lenses to be placed at the most ideal spot. Find out how to measure your PD here.

  • PRISM: it is used to rectify double vision and ease eye strain by tricking the brain into thinking the eyes are working well together.


Buying glasses online step 3 : Decide what type of lenses you need

There are generally three types of lenses:

  1. Single-vision lenses: which only have one power and is the most common type of lenses for short/long- sightedness and astigmatism.
  2. Bifocals/multifocals: have two or more power which allows you to see both near and far objects clearly.
  3. Progressive lenses: it is a more advanced version of bifocals/multifocals. It allows a smooth transition for the user to see objects in the far, intermediate, close, and anything in between.  

Next, you will need to know what type of lens material and coatings you require. Here are some common and popular ones:

  1. Standard plastic lenses (CR-39): lightweight and economical, however, it might not be suitable for people that requires a high prescription.
  2. Polycarbonate: more durable and impact-resistant. It suits children and people with an active lifestyle.
  3. High index lenses: which can be either 1.56, 1.6, 1.67, or 1.74, the higher the thinner the lenses.
  4. Blue light lenses: this coating protects your eyes against harmful rays from your digital devices.
  5. UV protection: as its name suggest, this coating blocks UV radiation from reaching your eyes.
  6. Light-adjusting coating: this lenses change its degree of tint depending on the amount of light you are exposed to. So it doubles as a sunglasses when you are outdoors.
  7. Anti-reflective coating: reduces glare from digital devices and nightlights. It also reduces reflection of your lenses and thus letting others see your eyes clearly!


Buying glasses online tip 4 : Look out for return policy and warranty

At last, when you are buying glasses online, you will want to have a peace of mind if anything goes wrong. Make sure the glasses that you are buying online has a return policy that allows you to return and get a new pair if what you get is not what you asked for, or if you find it uncomfortable to wear your new glasses. Also look out for warranty period that allows you to get a new pair if certain damage is found within the warranty period.


So there you go! Things you should consider and look out for when you are buying glasses online. In this digital age you shouldn’t let distance be an obstacle from getting something you like. Buying glasses online definitely allows you to explore different designers from around to world and how much variety of eyewear they can offer. So go on, explore!  

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5 Ways in 2017 to Pull Off Cat Eye Glasses Fashion

Cat eye glasses is a type of modern eyewear fashion trend in Malaysia. After making its plausible debut in 1950s and 1960s, cat eye glasses successfully regained its fame these days.

In a fast moving fashion era, this old eyewear trend gains popularity as Malaysians and the world love the cyclical change of modern fashion. Being one of the most pursued look nowadays, there are 5 ways to pull off a cat eye glasses without looking quirky or weird.

#1 Cat Eye Glasses 2017: Add the fine vintage look

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While cat eye glasses are mostly associated with women, it is still undeniable a favorite option even after so many years. Nobody could go wrong when it comes to vintage mode.

Malaysia Celebrity Eyewear Style: The beautiful Scha Alyahya was seen rocking that golden old school style on her honeymoon in Venice. Scha is smart to match the vintage Panama hat with an oversized catchy white cat eye glasses. The sharp, white curve on her glasses really make it stood out but she brilliantly blend it well with bright colours on her outfit.

#2 Cat Eye Glasses 2017: Either go vintage… or go urban

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Playing with minimalist colour of white and denim with a touch of a cap and a cardigan wrapped around the waist is actually not much of work for you to rock this cat eye glasses style. You don’t have to appear with rugged clothes to bring out the urban look, instead get you an eyewear that brings you the versatility in you.

Pottglasses Eyewear Fashion Tip: For fair-skinned people, it is important to choose a darker frame, so that your complexion contrasts the brighter fair skin and makes the style stood out so much better.

Fair skin… Darker Frame Cat Eye Glasses


#3 Cat Eye Glasses 2017: Career lady look…

Eyewear for work: Who knows that cat eye type of glasses could bring out the lady boss in you? The fact that this type of eyewear brings out the independent character of you, you can easily portray yourself as a modern career driven lady with cat eye glasses.

Pottglasses Eyewear Fashion Tip: Do not go for very edgy design. Look for something thin frame with mild cat eye design : we call it contemporary cat eye.


#4 Cat Eye Glasses 2017: Go fit, clean

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While cat eye glasses are mostly associate with women, little do we realise how that gender stereotyping perception is no longer applicable in these days. As much as how this type of eyeglasses emphasize on sharpness of its edge, it actually helps to intensify the bold and professional look in men too.

Pottglasses Eyewear Fashion Tip: Sharp corporate outfit of contemporary colours pairs with turtleshell really shine your way in any career you undertake. After working, take off the glasses and get ready to take over any big business.


#5 Cat Eye Glasses 2017 – Now, the superwoman section

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Bring out the modern day Marilyn Monroe in you. Sometimes, no matter how other people out there glam this eyewear, you got to do YOUR very own mix and match.

When this type of glasses makes its debut in the 50s, people just bravely embrace this cat eye glasses with anything in their wardrobe. Laces, embroidery or even colourful beads are most synonym with women, so why not experimenting on them once in awhile? This cat eye fashion is first originated by a great lady of power. Hence if you are wearing cat eye glasses, nobody is going to tell you you are out of the league or whatsoever.

Conclusion on Cat Eye Glasses 2017

No matter which size you want to pick for yourself, make sure that it suits you and brings out the best image for you. Experts from flare.com quote an important point from Marie Wilkinson, Cutler and Gross’s veteran design director. She makes note on the importance of the glasses to flatter and conform to your face and not to conceal beautiful parts especially the eyebrows and cheekbones.

As long as you are happy with the style, you will surely bring out confidence within you. Now take your leap and try out these cat eye glasses looks now!

’Pottglasses designs and handcrafts cat eye glasses to suit Malaysian fashion trends. Test and find the perfect style with the stylist Hau to learn how to dress for killer job interviews! You may also want to know how to find the perfect pair for yourself’


What causes people to be short sighted? Ways to prevent shortsightedness

Short sightedness is Malaysia’s growing problem. In 2017, new spectacle shops increase tremendously at popular places in Malaysia to cater to the demand for eye glasses.

Short sightedness although common, is regarded as a shocking news on top of blurred vision, but why? That’s because what comes next will change your appearance forever! (To girls especially)

Short Sighted although stereotyped as being Nerdy / Computer Geek / Study too much, is now not the case unlike before; thankfully glasses is now considered part of the fashion.

Shortsighted Tip – What to do when I have myopia?

Glasses, one of humanity’s greatest inventions, allowing those with eyesight problem to have a crystal clear vision. In recent years, glasses are actually becoming one of the fashion accessory, thanks to talented eyewear designers. But still, who wouldn’t want a perfect vision?

One of the most common vision impairment will be short-sightedness a.k.a myopia or in Malay language – rabun dekat (where you can’t see objects in the far clearly). It usually starts early in a person’s life, so it will be best to take preventive actions from young. So let us take a look at some of the ways that prevent or slow down short-sightedness.



Causes of short sightedness

Shortsighted tip : Have some good reading habits

Let’s start with the obvious, as short sightedness is often linked with doing extensive close visual activities, such as reading, it is best to start by having some good reading habits. This is not limited to books and reading materials only, but also includes the TV, mobile phones, and computer. Here are some good reading guidelines that people of any age should start practicing:

  • Your reading material should be at least 30cm away from your eyes.
  • Sit in an upright position while reading, not lying down (though comfy).
  • Your TV should be at least 2 meters away.
  • Your computer screen should be at least 50cm away.
  • Make sure your room is well-lit for these activities (reading, watching TV, using computer).
  • Rest your eyes by looking away and focus on far-distance objects every 30 minutes.
  • You should not rub your eyes frequently.


Engage in more outdoor activities

Listen to your mom when she yells “go out and play!”, really. Research like this actually suggest that, by increasing the time you spend outdoors, you can actually be preventing short sightedness along the way. As to the exact reasons why being outdoor prevents the development of myopia, scientist are yet to be sure, but there are some theories suggesting that:

  • Being outdoor increases the chance of you looking at distance objects, hence relaxing the eye muscles.
  • Being outdoor triggers the release of a chemical in your retina called dopamine, which inhibits the growth of your eyeball (short-sightedness is because your eyeball is too long people!)


Shortsighted Stages – Early detection

It is always best to detect a condition early and take preventive actions for it, same goes for short sightedness. The condition usually becomes apparent during school-age, so it is important for parents to check their child’s eyesight frequently. For me, I came to know I have myopia at the age of 11 when I can’t see the McDonald’s menu clearly, sad. Well, back on topic, if you discover the problem early enough, your child’s myopia might be well controlled and does not get worse. A progressive lens can help to maintain the myopia; it’s commonly known as myopia control lens.


Although there are no evidence that good nutrient intake helps prevent short-sightedness 100%, but there are foods that will boost your overall eye health.

  • Lutein and Zeaxanthin: which aids in absorbing harmful sunlight and blue light. These nutrients can be found in dark leafy greens like spinach.
  • Magnesium: helps to ease the muscle in our eyes and also repairing protein. It can be obtained from peanuts, almonds, avocados, and whole wheat bread.
  • Vitamin D: helps protect and boost corneal health, as well as lower eye inflammation and boost visual sharpness. Tuna, eggs, and cheese are a good source for it.
  • Vitamin C: a powerful antioxidant much needed by our eyes. The cornea of our eyes also contains collagen, which is what vitamin C is known for boosting. Food rich in vitamin C are like citrus fruits, tomatoes, and broccoli.


So now you know, the ways to prevent short-sightedness. Start doing it for yourself, your child, or the people around you. Nothing beats having a good eyesight without having to wear prescription glasses or contact lenses. After all, if you still wish to make glasses a part of your OOTD, you can always go on and buy a pair of trendy frames, the best of both worlds, I guess.




ONE FM 《话事话》: 戴眼镜遇到的五个问题

昨日ONE FM 《话事话》有聊到戴眼镜遇到的五个问题。小编希望能在这里一一为你们解答




解决方式:眼睛大是好事,但在戴眼镜时也要显出有大眼睛的效果就必须花点技巧了。首先,我们必须明白因为折射的关系,眼睛在镜片后面看起来比较小。这效果会特别明显,尤其是近视很深,镜片很厚或是镜框很大。所以,选镜框时避免OVERSIZE的,MIDZSIZE的就好了。镜片厚度可以选较薄的1.67或是1.74,当然价格会比较高。也可以选ASPHERIC或是DOUBLE ASPHERIC,这样能减少折射。

Of bazaar trip and a pair of sunglasses


It is Ramadan month and Muslim around the world has started their holy practice of fasting from the beginning of dawn until sunset. While the happiest part of this month is of course the long awaited bazaar! Everybody not only Muslim will feel blessed with the return of bazaar, that everyone starts barging out to go there treating themselves with wide array of tempting food and drinks at choice. But, it is easy to forget that the most important job while being outside under the sun is to protect our eyes from the harmful UV rays of the sun. Some people might perceived that wearing sunglasses is a little bit to overdo but little do we know that our eyes still need their utmost protection from UV rays, generally UV-A and UV-B.

Here is the 5 perks of wearing sunglasses to bazaar.

  1. As lame as it sound, yes it protect your eyes from the blazing sun.

There are two types of UV rays: UV-A and UV-B. Over time, the effects of UV rays may help cause a number of eye problems.


Can hurt your central vision. It can damage the macula, a part of the retina at the back of your eye.


The front part of your eye (the cornea and the lens) absorbs most UV-B rays, but these rays may cause even more damage to your eyes than UV-A rays.

There is no such thing like in Malaysia we do not need sunglasses or what; we all share the same sun so it still can damage your eyes if you experience prolonged exposure to the sun. UV rays are just as potent on a cloudy day as they are on a clear day, so proper eye and skin protection is always needed. The safest bet is to buy sunglasses that provide 100% UV protection, or UV 400 protection. That means the glasses can protect your eyes from both UVA and UVB radiation.


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  1. Simply because you want to hide from your ex?

Bazaar is a place where you meet everyone that you do not want to meet; from your primary school buddy that always remember how ugly you are at that time until those exes that you wish you never know each other. Wearing sunglasses is quite practical in that sense. In fact, if they want to approach you, your sunglasses actually help you to give them you-should-regret-dumping-me-for-that-crazy-girl look and to be able to ignore them easily. Maybe that is why most celebrities wear sunglasses even for gala dinner who knows?


  1. Avoid those unnecessary eye contact

It is amazing how a simple eyewear actually helps you to achieve more. For example like wanting to give those laser looking eyes to those lovebirds that are walking so slowly amidst the busy bazaar while going unnoticed. Or maybe sneering at people that is too fussy about how much sambal they want in their nasi lemak or even rolling your eyes looking at those tak puasa kids slurping so loud at their coconut shake in front of you. There is also those cases of people that are so happy meeting old lost friends they stop walking and talking so loud while blocking the way for others. Well you didn’t want to look rude but at the same time you still have this urge to curse quietly while judging them behind your sunglasses. Bazaar is always the place that unite and reunite people so you got to prepare to look as if you ARE compromising with these people.


  1. Protect your eye from smokes and dust

Yeah it sounds boring and dull but it is the truth! Enough of getting you hair and clothes smell of smokes after those bazaar trips so you should at the very least have this consciousness to protect your pretty eyes. Those tiny, tiny floating particles in the smokes can surely damage your eyes and it is worse if you are wearing contact lenses. Never ever attempt to walk directly to the smokes that the very least you should do is to squint your eyes a little bit while praying hard not to get any itchiness in your eyes later. Even a tiny grains of sand can actually scratch your eye and can cause permanent damage. So it is very important to wear glasses especially when you have the temptation to buy those juicy grilled chicken or ayam bakar.

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  1. Sunglasses are stylish!

Now the fun reason! Sunglasses come in many colours, shapes, and styles and there’s sure to be (at least!) one that you’ll love. You can even have different sunglasses for different activities or to coordinate with different clothing styles. We Malaysians are blessed with hot and humid weather for the whole year that there is always the need of a good pair of sunglasses. Going to a bazaar trip can even get much more fun, even with just a sunglasses element you put on. So, why not?

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Thankfully, it is pretty easy to find a pair of sunglasses that looks good and protects your eyes. If you are concerned about the level of UV protection of your current sunglasses, or a new pair that you just bought, most opticians can test the UV protection of your sunglasses in a matter of seconds. So what are you waiting for? Go grab one pair and make way to bazaar now!


Ways That Fathers and Glasses are Similar

When I say the word “Father”, what image often comes to your mind? Well, other than your own father, I believe most people will associate the word with the image below…

Yes. They always seems to be wearing a pair of glasses (probably because of their long-sightedness, hahah). But have you ever wondered that there are actually a few ways that fathers and glasses have their similarities? Weird, I know, but it is actually quite true! So what do both of these seemingly unrelated things have in common? Let’s see:


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Why Fathers Day Glasses?

They both symbolize wisdom

People often associate glasses to wisdom. This common stereotype probably stems from thinking people who wears them read and study so much until their vision deteriorates and need a pair of glasses. Same goes for fathers, but before suggesting why Fathers Day Glasses as a gift for this coming Fathers Day 2017, here is an overview.

Fathers… they had gone through all the hardships in life trying to make a living to provide for his family. All these life experiences are the building blocks of a Fathers wisdom.

They let us see our path clearer

For those who does not have a perfect 20-20 vision, glasses do help us to see clearer, literally. As for our fathers, they often help us to see a situation clearer by providing us with their expert opinions and allowing us to view the matter from a different point of view, which, admit it, saved us from tons of wrong decisions.

They guide us when we need it

And when we are lost and had no idea what to do, fathers guide us patiently. Teaching us what to do and how to act. While glasses do not really “guide” us, but face it, we cannot really proceed with anything without being able to see clearly right?

They protect us

At last, fathers and glasses both protect us in their own ways. Needless to say, fathers protect their children from every possible harm in life while glasses protect, no surprise, our eyes. Do you know that glasses can come with Sun Protection Factor (spf) and blue light control? The former might be more familiar to all, which is protection from the harmful UV rays of the sun. The latter is to control or block the rays emitted from your IT devices like mobile phones, computer, and TVs.

So there you go, a few examples of why fathers and glasses are so similar. Don’t forget to show appreciation to your fathers this coming Father’s Day. Whether it is a fancy dinner, a gift, or even just a simple “I love you, dad”, will show them that you cherish them and appreciate them.

Lastly, don’t forget your Fathers Day Glasses

So there you go, an overview of a Fathers Day Glasses a few examples of why fathers and glasses are so similar. Don’t forget to show appreciation to your fathers this coming Father’s Day. Whether it is a fancy dinner, a gift, or even just a simple “I love you, dad”, will show them that you cherish them and appreciate them.

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Glasses for dad

If you are considering to get dad a pair of new glasses, here are some tips for you. There are 4 types of glasses in general.

  1. Short sightedness : helps him to see far distance clearly
  2. Reading glasses : helps him to read clearly (especially whatsapps and waze)
  3. Multifocal : combination of both, provides the most convenience
  4. Sunglasses : cool vision under the sun, and also protection from UV

Now come a more concerning topic : what type of frame suits him?

When it comes to choosing frame, you need to know what type of glasses he likes, after all he will be wearing it most of the time. However, father being father, he is fine with anything. And now, it’s your time to help him on image makeover! How cool is that!

Let us guide you on choosing frames for dad

1. Stainless steel or titanium frame

This type of frame is perfect for contemporary look. If your dad holds an office job, this type of frame definitely goes well with formal attire. Besides, these frames are very light, thus very comfortable to wear.

2. Acetate full frame

Acetate full frame is very durable, and the most special thing about this type of frame is the fine finishing and color, especially tortoiseshell. Since the color is embedded in the material, it does not fade off easily. Want your dad to look like Robert Downey Jr? This is the frame to go!

p/s : wrong matching with outfit can make one looks slightly older.

3. Thin frame

Like old days, metal thin frame is the symbolic frame for dad. The golden and silver finishing add nothing but class and intelligence to dad. He definitely looks like a wise man (which he already is)


4. TR or ultem frame

This type of frame is light and durable. If your dad has an active lifestyle, this will suit him. It can stand multiple drops and still remain in good condition. Besides, due to its sporty looks, this frame makes him feels younger.

Generally we’d suggest to go for rectangular shape because it is easier to accept. But we also encourage you to try something different for your dad! After all, he likes anything from you. Better still if it’s something that attract attention’s from his friends, so that he can show off his father’s day present! teeheeeee