Anti fatigue lens review

Which anti-fatigue lenses are for you? A review and comparison

Hi, this is Sam from Pott Glasses. Today I’m going to review and compare 2 different anti fatigue lenses, Zeiss’ Digital Lenses and Hoya’s Sync-III lenses. Both of the lenses used would be of similar addition power which would be +1.25 for Zeiss and +1.32 for Hoya for a more better comparison.

But first, let’s have a brief introduction of anti fatigue lens.

What is anti fatigue lens

Anti fatigue lens is also known as relax lens. It aims to help to reduce the workload of the eyes for near vision activity such as reading and using digital devices. It is capable to doing so by providing a ‘reading power’ at the bottom of the lens. “Reading power” is normally slightly lower compared to “distance power” due to the phenomena known as accommodation .

The idea of anti fatigue lens is that by providing the suitable “reading power” at the bottom, wearer will be able to read more comfortably and feel less tiring on the eyes. Below is the structure of the lens.

anti fatigue lens

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Which anti fatigue lens is better?

Zeiss Digital Lenses (+1.25)

I’ve been using the Digital lenses for about 6 months and I’ve been very satisfied with its performance. There is barely any distortions when side glancing at distance and has a comfortable and wide near portion. I had no problems going about my day to day with them, driving, moving about, hanging out with friends and… you get the point. So for wearing adaptability and comfort I’d give it a 9/10.

 

Maintenance-wise for the Zeiss lenses, I’d find that it doesn’t get finger prints on it very easily which is good because I tend to move my glasses up and down a lot because of my eczema condition that affects my eyelids. Though for the amount of dust and debris that it collects over time of wear would be the expected amount, when that happens I tend to blow the dust away, which usually doesn’t do anything, so I’d still need to whip out my microfiber cloth to wipe my lenses. So that would be a 6/10 for maintenance.

 

On the question of durability, I’d say that the DuraVision coating gets the job done, it doesn’t get scratched easily, but during one of my trips, I was riding pillion on a bike, I had my glasses hanging from my collar, the rider and to brake hard so it kinda got squished in between the rider and myself, for the lenses, it had a small snail trail scratch at the peripheral side of the lens, doesn’t affect my vision though, so I guess its fine. So yeah, durability wise I’d give it a 5/10.

 

Now, on to the main point, how does it perform when you’re on the PC and devices? And I’d have to say quite good. My usual tasks on the PC would usually be watching youtube videos, reading articles and playing games. I find that the requirement for more detailed vision, the intermediate portion of the lenses would seem very narrow and I always end up using the distance portion or the near portion to read articles. It performs quite well when it involves dynamic vision, I personally play a lot of first person shooters which involve a lot darting my eyes around looking at the HUD and situational awareness because I need to spot enemy movements. The wide FOV helps for me because I’m using dual monitors. Devices like phones are pretty straightforward, the near portion encompasses the area where I look at my phone through. So for use with digital devices I’d give it a 6.5/10.

 

Hoya Sync-III 13 (+1.32)

I’ve been using this lens for about 1 month-ish now as I got it not too long ago but I think I grasped the lens well enough to form an opinion about it. The addition power is slightly higher than Zeiss is because they only have it in this range, but its similar enough to have a more fair comparison.

 

Wearing adaptability would be not as good compared to the Digital lenses, mainly because the distance FOV is actually more narrow compared to Zeiss. I find that I need to rotate my head more towards the direction that my eyes are at to get a clearer picture. I have no problems going about my day to day with the Sync-III but it just doesn’t feel as good as the Digital lenses, for that I’ll be giving this a score of 6/10.

 

This lens is pretty much low maintenance, but I think its because I’m using the High Vision Long Life (HVLL) coating from Hoya which is known for being low maintenance, I cannot speak much for the HVP coating which is the lower end coating for Hoya has I have no experience with it before. It works as well as Zeiss’s DuraVision in terms of fingerprint or oily smudges. Dust and debris cleaning is much more easier to clean off, usually blowing on the lenses already removes a good number off the lens, there are some that are more persistent which needs to be wiped off, which is fine because I don’t have to wipe it every time as the remaining dust doesn’t bother my vision as much. 7/10

 

Durability-wise it should be no contest as HVLL is known to be one of the best when it comes to scratch resistance, and rightfully so. Small things like accidentally grazing the lenses with hard objects wouldn’t scratch it. Though during a team bonding session, I have accidentally dropped my glasses on to the road which caused some small point scratches, which is quite unfortunate because I got the glasses for less than a month at the time. So the score for durability for the Sync-III HVLL would be 7/10.

 

The performance on the PC and devices for the Sync-III I’d say its more superior compared to the Digital lenses. It is capable of a higher additional power due to its Ultra Boost technology which does not involve any type of footwear. Ultra boost is capable of achieving higher addition power past the reading portion of the lenses, so technically the addition can get higher than +1.32 at even power gazes. Although the FOV is a bit more constricted at distance, it has a wider, more comfortable intermediate portion and a reading portion that is slightly smaller than the Digital. Detailed tasks like reading articles and writing is very comfortable using the Sync-III, heck I’m using the Sync-III while typing this right now. For more dynamic tasks like gaming it doesn’t affect it a lot, I can still play games as I usually did. While it doesn’t accommodate very well to by dual monitor set up, its not really a big problem. So the Sync-III gets a 8.5/10 for use with digital devices.

 

Conclusion

Both of the anti fatigue lens are great, but they all have their own pros on cons. In a nutshell, Zeiss Digital lenses would be more suited for people with a more dynamic lifestyle, one that needs to move around from place to place and constantly check their devices. It also recommended for people would would like a wider FOV at distance.

 

Hoya’s Sync-III would be more suited for people who are usually behind the desk working in a more stationary environment. The Ultra Boost feature really does help with heavy near work by providing more additional power to relax the eye more.

 

Both of these lenses have a robust range of additional powers. Zeiss’s would be +0.50, +0.75, +1.00 and +1.25 while Hoya’s would be +0.57, +0.95 and +1.32. It is also recommended to have a pair of frames that are highly adjustable to get the best fitting pair of lenses so that you would be able to utilize the lenses till its full potential. Do drop by any of our branches for a further consultation.

Transparent glasses in Malaysia 2019

Transparent glasses or clear frame is the most popular eyewear trend in 2019. It is made of either Ultem or cellulose acetate. Because the trend just started, it can be difficult to find transparent glasses. You may also find it difficult to match with outfit because there are not many fashion references.

A famous person who wear this glasses is Liverpool coach, Jurgen Kloop.

Klopp transparent glasses

 

In this post, we have gathered few inspirations on how to pull off transparent glasses as well as the designs available here. But first, let’s understand some cool facts of transparent glasses or clear frame.

  1.  made of acetate will not turn yellowish, but the one that is made of ultem or plastic will
  2.  are viewed as contemporary and even futuristic glasses
  3.  were once popular 10 years ago and make a comeback this year
  4.  are more popular in Western countries than Asian countries

Now, let’s check out more about transparent glasses.

Rectangular transparent glasses

It is simple and easier to wear. This is an ideal choice for you who want a subtle change from your current glasses. You can even wear it with formal attire. After all, it is still rectangular and suitable for workspace. 

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Round transparent glasses

Unlike other round glasses, a transparent one resembles not only creativity and artsy, it is also fashion forward. If you are bored with the ordinary round frame and looking for something cool, try changing to a transparent one. It definitely adds freshness to you look. Compared to black or turtleshell round glasses that gives wearer a bold look, transparent glasses adds brightness to the face and create happy vibe.

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Browline transparent glasses

Browline glasses is also known as clubmaster. The design itself is already classic and timeless. When the material used is transparent acetate, this design become even more of a fashion accessories than just an ordinary glasses. This design is recommended for people who dare to be different or want to create a unique personality. People who wear brownline transparent glasses is definitely the new hipster.

Check out more glasses designs here

We also have blog on Different Type of Round Glasses and Factors that Determine The Lens Thickness

 

Types of trendy round glasses in Malaysia

Round glasses have been around for many years, in fact it was the shape of the first glasses invented by Benjamin Franklin. It used to be viewed as old-fashioned or vintage glasses for the elderly. However, in the past 5 years, we see that the younger generation especially young adults are eager to try out round glasses.

Round glasses nowadays resemble creativity, artisan, geek, and strong personality. Rather than finding glasses that match the face shape, round glasses are meant to create unique look as mentioned earlier. The fun part about round glasses is that regardless of face shape, occupation, age or gender, wearing round glasses turn you into another person.

Let’s see the different types of round glasses and the image it helps to portray.

Perfect round glasses

Perfect round glasses is among the hardest to pull off. This is because this type of glasses is generally narrower and smaller than the average glasses. For perfect round shape, the diameter has to be similar, thus if the horizontal diameter were to be wider, the vertical diameter will be taller, making it looks funny. Therefore, most of the perfect round frame comes in narrow size. Because of this size issue, it makes you look nerdy and geek. However, there are people who like this type of look. The iconic celebrities who pull this well are Steve Jobs and Harry Potter.

Unless you are keen in creating the exact look like Steve Jobs or Harry Potter, we suggest you to choose round frame that is not perfectly round. It can be oval, flat top or with some edges. We will show them in the examples below.

Thin metal round glasses

This type of round frame is very famous among the Asians. Thanks to Korean pop community and Japanese minimalist style, thin metal round glasses becomes a trend in past 3 years. Thin metal round frame is the most versatile among all. It is suitable for almost everyone to portray a clean and minimalist look. Matching this type of frame with plain outfit, be it formal or casual give you a pleasant look.

trendy thin round glasses

From left to right : Aida, Leslie, Roanne

In recent year, 2019 in particular, thin metal round glasses come with more decorative elements and finishing. We start to see titanium as material, rose gold, mixed color and even some with acetate. These more decorated thin metal round frame is suitable for louder outfit. It is not as minimalist compared to the uni color design.

Decorated thin metal : Bath

Transparent round glasses

Transparent or clear round frame ride on the trend of transparent glasses. Generally transparent glasses portrays a modern, contemporary and even futuristic look. It is suitable for people with light skin tone as it blends well with the face. Since transparent glasses itself is not very suitable for formal occasion, with round shape, it adds even more fun to the glasses. So transparent round glasses are really for you who want to be in the frontier of fashion or want to match your streetwear outfit.

Do note that apart from high quality transparent glasses that are made of acetate, the plastic or ultem transparent glasses will turn yellowish as time goes. So it is worth to invest in a higher quality glasses.

lady transparent round frame

From left to right : Shannon, Tammy | By Pott Glasses : Daventry , Harrow

Transparent round glasses

By Pott Glasses : Gateshead

Thick round glasses

If you are looking for old-school look, thick round frame will be the ideal choice. This type of round frame is generally wider too. At one point of time, it was very popular among mens as it portrayed vintage and classic look. It was also popular among the ladies especially when they did not put on make up or on a casual outing, ladies loved to wear thick round frame. It is however a little behind the trend now. Nonetheless, it is still a good option if it’s your first time trying round frame because it is always safe and conservative.

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We also have blog about transparent glasses and lens thickness.

If you are not sure which type of glasses suit you, or you would like to try out the glasses shown here, feel free to make an appointment with out optical stylist. Our optical stylist helps to recommend glasses based on your face shape, occupation, prescription and lifestyle.

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Mother’s Day Gift

5 thoughtful gifts for Mother's Day

Mother’s Day Gift : 5 thoughtful gifts that will make her happy!

She has been your unwavering cheerleader and the biggest supporter throughout your whole life. She was there by your side when everyone turn their back to you. She gave her all for the best of you and she is no one else except, your one and only Mum. This upcoming Mother’s Day, give her something that shows how much you appreciate her and everything she stands for.

Mother’s Day Gift 1 : Massage package

Massage mother day

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Figure out something to help ease all those muscle stiffness! Being a Mum means that you are working 24 hours a day, 7 day a week; no vacation at all! Nobody can imagine how much that small body is enduring all these while. Hence, present your mum with a whole day off from all those restless housework and instead a relaxing spa treatment. See how much she’s enjoying all those pampering, especially when it is Mother’s Day! Change the role; let the Mums all pampered at the spa, and you siblings instead clean up the house.

Mother’s Day Gift 2 : Spectacles

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Almost all parents do enjoy having their me-time, to enjoy the quiet time by their own selves. Reading at their age is among the relaxing things that they sure enjoy to do, but as they age, the presbyopia is also slowly affecting them. With their vision getting blurry, struggling to read is just too much for them. Glasses is just the perfect things as a gift, since you surely don’t want them to ignore your text as they can’t read it, right?

Mother’s Day Gift 3 : Full medical check up

  1. What’s better than making sure your beloved mama is in her pink of health, or maybe putting a swift halt to any health problem at its early stage? This year Mother’s Day how about getting your mum a thorough body check-up package as early prevention is the best of any cure.

Mother’s Day Gift 4: Bird nest

bird nest mothers day

High in active protein, birdnest is one really nutritious dessert for your mum. Packed in small bottles, the birdnest is easy to carry and consumed. Yan’s Society is also having Mother’s Day promotion. Time to get something sweet for mama!

Mother’s Day Gift 5 : Manicure and Pedicure

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Woman loves this, regardless of age. Not only that it makes mama feels like queen to have someone to serve her, the manicure and pedicure also have anti aging effect. Mama has been working hard to raise us up, why not pamper her with this service. Check out what Posh! has to offer.

 

Presenting her those thoughtful gifts surely meant a world to her, showing that how much you care and conscious enough with all of her workload all these while. So grab your chance now to prove your love to her. Happy Mother’s Day to all those brave and tough mothers out there!

 

We are also running a promotion on mother’s day! That’s 20% discount for all mothers, and additional 10% discount if it’s a gift to your mother! So bring them to our outlets for eye test! What other better gift than having a great vision!

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How thick will the glasses be?

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Lens thickness is always an unknown!

OMG! My glasses is thicker than Subway cookie!!

Look at that thick glasses! His power must be very high!

If your prescription is higher than -3.00, you must have heard of or experience the above scenario.

Who’d want the glasses to be thick when it can actually be thinner?! But the problem is how well do you know about glasses/lens thickness? If you do not know anything about the thickness, how are you going to expect the end result?

We understand your pain, that is why this article is here to help you to understand more about lens thickness and make better decision in buying glasses.

 The burning question you have is : 

what thickness should you choose for your prescription?

Here are the recommendation

  • If your power is around -2.00, choose 1.56 index, it will be around 3mm
  • If your power is around -4.00, choose 1.61 index, it will be around 3 to 4mm
  • If your power is around -6.00, choose 1.67 index, it will be around 4 to 5mm
  • If your power is more than that, choose thinnest lens, 1.74 index. It will be around 5mm to 8mm.

If you want to find out how much the glasses cost with different type of lens, click the link in the button.

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So what determine the lens thickness

If you are interested to understand more about lens thickness, how is it being affected by other factors, continue with the reading. You will be an expert by the time you finish reading it!

The myth about lens thickness

Have you wondered what determine the lens thickness? Why does optician recommend you to use thin lens? Is that necessary? How do you make a better choice?

In this article, we will dive deeper to discuss everything about lens thickness. Let’s start with the question “what is thin lens?”.

  What affect lens thickness  

Index

To understand this, you should know that lens thickness is generally categorized into 4 groups, or we normally call it “index” ie 1.56, 1.61, 1.67 and 1.74. The higher the index, the thinner the lens is.

Prescription

This is easy to understand. For the same index, the higher the prescription, the thicker the lens is.

Pupillary distance

Pupillary distance is the distance between two pupil centers. The idea is to align the optical center to the pupillary center so that we can minimize distortion and optimize the vision. The wider the pupillary distance, the lens will be thinner.

The calculation can be a bit tedious but do remember the relationship between pupillary distance and lens thickness.

Pupillary distance is an absolute measurement which intrinsically depends on wearer’s face size and eye. There is no good or bad effect associated with the pupillary distance.

Frame size

Since the lens thickness increases exponentially, as the frame size gets larger, it will utilize the side of the lens, which is also the thicker part. Therefore, for the same prescription and lens index, the larger the frame, the thicker the lens will turn to.

  Why choose thinner lens  

There are many advantages for choosing thinner lens.

Hide your high power

You wouldn’t want your friends to make fun of your prescription nor letting others know your high prescription. Most people associate thick lens with high power. Therefore, choosing thinner lens can easily hide your prescription.

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Aesthetically pleasant

Thin frame is the latest trend nowadays. It looks clean, simple and easily pulled off by just anyone. You wouldn’t want to match it with thick lens, don’t you? That will definitely defeat the purpose of getting a thin frame.

Light and comfortable

Glasses rest on the nose. Thicker lens is generally heavier. You wouldn’t want a pair of heavy glasses sit on your nose the entire day and leave red mark. Besides, heavier lens can cause the glasses to slip down easily. You’d need to keep pushing it up. This very action can be pretty annoying.

  Must know :  How to choose the ideal thickness  

By now you must have had a better understanding about lens thickness. It is no brainer to always go for the thinnest lens. However, thin lens can be pricey. Sometimes, you may not need to choose the thinnest lens if the benefit is not substantial. So, here’s a guide on how to choose lens with ideal thickness.

Know the prescription range

  • 1.56 index is ideal for power less than -2.00,
  • 1.61 index is ideal for power less than -4.00,
  • 1.67 is ideal for power less than -6.00,
  • 1.74 index is ideal for power less than -8.00.
  • However, do take note that this does not take into consideration of astigmatism which can add extra thickness. Beyond -8.00, 1.74 index lens will look thick as well. If you are very particular about thickness, you may want your optician to explain further on it.

Choose smaller frame/shape

Like abovementioned, larger frame will result in thicker lens. As such, if your power is higher than -5.00, you may want to filter out the oversize frames.

Your pupillary distance

If your pupillary distance is wide, your lens will be more likely thinner than your friend whose pupillary distance is much narrower. If you are the one with narrow pupillary distance ie 54-60 mm, try not to choose large frame to save on money on buying thin lens.

To conclude, this is a general guide about lens thickness. There are more measurements and factors to consider when it comes to choosing lens thickness.

There are also lens index of 1.50, 1.53, 1.59, 1.70 and more. There are things like spherical and aspherical lens where aspherical lens is thinner than spherical for the same index. There is also different prescription availability for different lens index. When it comes to deciding the lens thickness, it’s best to know all the information shared here and discuss with your optician.

We also have blog about transparent glasses and different designs of round glasses.

Leave the job to us

If you’re looking for glasses recommendation, feel free to schedule an appointment with us. We will take into consideration of your lifestyle, prescription, preference and face shape to recommend the ideal one.

Not to mention we also provide thorough eye test! Bring your friends and family along! Fill in the form here to get additional RM35 discount!

 

 

2018 Coolest Glasses That You Want To Buy

Snap glasses

2018 Coolest Glasses Around

Being cool means standing out from the crowd. In this article, I’d like to introduce some of the coolest glasses that are invented these days. I am sure many of you have seen movies where a character wears a cool pair of glasses, and with a touch of a tiny button on that glasses, can seem to do seemingly impossible things, like, analyzing what the target had for breakfast or magically shoots out bullets to save the day? While there are still no glasses that cool with today’s technology, there are still some glasses out there that are not your average pair. They are not necessarily quirky looking, most of them are even as stylish as your regular glasses, but they definitely do more than just helping you see and protecting your eyes.

Snap Spectacles

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Video cameras never look so stylish until Snap Spectacles. Snap Spectacles is developed under the same company which developed Snapchat, a popular social media, which is why you are guaranteed a hip and stylish product. Snap Glasses has a built-in camera, which allows the user to capture precious moments in their point-of-view. It is like a go-pro but cooler! You will never have to worry about your hands being occupied with your regular video recording devices, and never have to be constantly looking at the camera until you miss out on the wonderfulness around you. Snap Spectacles allows the user to record 10 second worth of video each time. The videos can then be linked to your mobile phone and shared on various social media. Snap has integrated social media with glasses, thus it is our top coolest glasses.

 

Google Glasses

Google glasses is like a computer in the form of an eyeglasses, quite literally. Information can be displayed right in front of your eyes, and you will really feel like The Terminator! What’s cooler? Users can even communicate with the Internet using voice commands! Ever since the product ceased in 2015, Google glasses is not widely available to the public. However, it is making a comeback this year, targeting business customers. It is especially helpful for works such as those in an assembly line, where the job is more hands-on. Google glasses claimed to allow workers to perform more efficiently, where they don’t have to constantly go back and forth between the computer and their work area. For example, it allows the user to access to operating procedures, checklists, and even a real-time video streaming to be shared with co-workers! By integrating tech with glasses, Google glasses made it the the second coolest glasses in our list. Unfortunately this glasses are not available anymore. Let’s hope Google will reintroduce them!

Clip On Glasses

There are times when you need sunglasses so badly but you couldn’t put on because you are wearing your prescription glasses. You wished you can change to contact lens but it feels uncomfortable wearing it. Then you decided to just remove your glasses and wear sunglasses only until you realise that you’ve missed out all the great scenery. You last resort, wear the sunglasses on over the glasses. That is why we think that Clip On Glasses are on of the coolest glasses. A polarised tinted lens to be sticked on the prescription glasses whenever you need it. When you don’t need it, keep the lens in the case. As simple as that!

Bone Conduction Glasses

Sounds very peculiar right? Ever wondered can a pair of glasses be doubled as a headphone? Yes it can! On the outside, bone conduction glasses looks like your regular glasses. But, there is a twist, as it comes with integrated bone conduction speakers, which send the sound waves into your brain via vibrations. You will be basically hearing sounds in your head! Cooler thing is, people around you cannot even hear what you are listening to. So rest assured when you are blasting your Justin Bieber music. It is like your personal speaker on the move. It is also a safer choice than our good ol’ earphones or headphones, as it doesn’t block out all the surrounding sounds. In that way you will still be able to hear passersby screaming frantically at you if you drop your wallet while listening to music.

 

The De-stress Glasses

Your solution when you are under pressure but still need to do well. How it works? Glasses like the Safilo X is equipped with sensors that can trace brainwaves, movement of the eye, your facial expressions and more! They provide instantaneous biofeedback, brain training activities, and meditation to help you stay focused and calm. Before or after a nerve-wrecking activity, such as giving a speech or a competition, slip on a pair and you will feel Zen once again, or when you are going through a stressful period, such as an exam, a pair of brainwave-sensing glasses will help to reduce the stress and anxiety.

Ultra Flexible Glasses

Glasses sometimes can be quite expensive especially when the lens come with different feature such as computer lens or transition lens. That is why glasses should last you at least one and a half year. Few things can happen to make you change glasses, one of them is broken part. If the temple leg, or the frame, or the nose pad breaks, you’re forced to change glasses (even when the lenses are still in good condition). So why not get something that is super durable like the Ultra Flexible Glasses. The frame is made of ultem, a super durable and light material. The structure of the frame give it even better shock absorption feature. When you accidentally pressed on it, it will be fine. Check out our series here.

ultra flexible frame

Activity-tracking Glasses

You won’t have to go for the costly fitness tracking wristband while you can do the same with your glasses! Such glasses are capable of tracking the number of steps you take, calculating distance, speed, calories, and your heart rate. Even if you are just sitting in the office, glasses like this is useful too. When you are sitting down for too long, activity tracking glasses sends you a reminder to stand up and move around. Some activity tracking glasses are even capable of monitoring your diet by recording the number of times you chew and categorize your food intake into different classes.

Just like any other technology, new technologies like these cool smart-glasses take some time to sink in at its initial stages, which is why it is still not fairly common yet. However, there is a strong future for these techy pieces, and adding another cool aspect of wearing glasses while shedding its old stereotype.

For now, you may want to explore more about the cool and trendy glasses. Or glasses that protect the eyes from harmful computer light. Check out more here.

If you have not gotten your eye checked for quite some time, feel free to schedule an appointment at our outlet for thorough eye check. You can also try out all the cool glasses!

7 Questions to Ask When You Buy Glasses

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It is no news that prescription glasses are very personal pieces, tailored to exactly meet an individual’s needs. Which is why when it comes to such personalized items, a whole lot more of consideration needs to be poured in. From the frames to the lenses and anything else involved, here we list down 7 questions you should ask when you buy glasses.

  1. Why am I getting a new pair of glasses?

Before you buy anything, it is always wise to ask yourself: why am I spending money on this? What am I going to use this for? How am I going to use it? Same goes for glasses. Do you want to replace your old glasses? Or are you adding another pair to your collection to create various looks? Are your glasses for a serious job or to add some spice to your weekend outfit? Are you going to wear the glasses for a badminton session or you have another pair for it? To make subsequent decisions, you should have a clear idea of the purpose of the glasses.

 

  1. What shape and colour of the frame looks good on me?

Be it your first time getting glasses, or just wanting to switch things up a little, you might wonder what type of glasses you will look best in. For a general rule of thumb, follow this to find out which shape of glasses best suit your face. If not, just head on down to your optician to personally try on some glasses. Trying on glasses is free and fun! Same goes for the colour of the frame, go for something that suits your skin tone and your lifestyle. Whether it is the shape or the colour, the glasses you choose should fit your style and be appropriate for its intended use. You wouldn’t want to go for bright colours for a serious desk job right? Before you decide to buy glasses, make sure that the glasses really suit your daily style.

 

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How to choose glasses based on face shape
  1. What lenses?

First, do you need single-vision, bifocals, or progressive lenses? Single-vision lenses are for people who are either short-sighted or far-sighted; bifocals are for people who are both short-sighted and far sighted; while progressive lenses have seamless multi-focal points. Material wise, the most common will be plastic lenses. If you have a higher power reading, consider going for high index lenses so that you won’t look like a frog in your glasses. Need impact resistant lenses? Polycarbonate lenses are your answer. At last, consider some extra features for your lenses. Most lenses nowadays come with UV protection and anti-reflective coating. Do consider features like anti-scratch coating and blue light protection coating if you are on your digital devices all day. Here’s a quick intro to all types of lenses.

 

  1. What to look for in a good quality frame?

We all want good quality stuff, for sure. Don’t hastily jump into conclusion just because the glasses look good on you, take some time to examine the frame. When you buy glasses, you want to feel the glasses in your hand to check the quality? Are they solid or flimsy? When you move the arms of the glasses, are there any friction or do they move smoothly? How do you feel when you put on the glasses? Are they comfortable? If you go for a plastic frame, is the plastic durable or does it look like one of those kawaii Hello Kitty frames? And if you go for a metal frame, will the coatings wear off or it will be able to withstand prolonged wear and tear? Check with your optician to be sure of the quality of the glasses.

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  1. Which optician to choose?

It may seem like a no-brainer, but the optician you choose is pretty important as well, as not only does the product matters, the service does too! If you find yourself a good one, you won’t have to go through the hassle again for your next visit. Choose an optician you feel comfortable with, who patiently waits for you as you try on every single pair of their glasses. Also pay attention to their skill sets, how they handle your questions and how they conduct the eye test. The optician should have ample amount of time to serve you and provide you with every single detail associated.

 

  1. Should I be concerned with online reviews?

I am sure most of us will do some research before buying anything by reading online reviews. Same goes for buying glasses, read up some experience of past users about both the optician and the eyewear that you are buying. These information can be easily accessed at the tip of your hand as most business nowadays has a special webpage dedicated for them. Online reviews shouldn’t be taken at face value as well. For example, an optician with a rating of 10 out of 10 isn’t much useful if there are only less than 5 reviews. Do be cautious about the credibility of these reviews as well. Look for reviews that provide details as opposed to just a few words like “this shop is awesome!”

 

  1. What after sales services and warranties am I entitled with?

So, after you have gotten your new glasses, will that be the end of it? The answer is rarely yes. What if your glasses is ill-fitted? What if you experience headaches wearing the new glasses? What if the frames break without any apparent cause? All these call for a good after sales service. So, be sure to check with your optician before you make any purchases. Most opticians are willing to make a few twitches to make sure your glasses fit well, but will they be responsible if the lenses is causing you some dizziness? Also, check whether your glasses (frames + lenses) comes with a warranty, which allows you to exchange or repair without charges.

 

There, ask these questions to yourself and to your optician when you are looking for a new pair of glasses. If you haven’t decide on an optician, you may have to ask a few short-listed ones to make sure you get the best deal and best quality out of your purchase. You can also ask us via the chatbox in the page. We will try our best to answer your questions before you decide to buy glasses.

We often call ourselves styling optician because we think that apart from professional eye test, we want you to look really good in glasses thus providing your suggestion based on your face shape, lifestyle and work. Best of all, we give you a 7 days period to try out the new glasses to ensure that you are satisfy with new glasses. For multifocal, we even extend the trial period to 14 days!

Questions people wearing glasses always hear, and must patiently answer

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The article describes popular questions that Malaysians that wear glasses always hear, and written with the intention for leisure read.

To 10 Questions people wearing glasses always hear, and must patiently answer

The below are the frequently asked questions that people wearing glasses have to bear with daily life in Malaysia.

Question 1 : How much power?

Okay let’s start with this most boring and yet it never stop the endless curiosity from the people. People around you as if you got a superpower, and ironically, your answer DO sounds like you possess the deemed superpower. I mean like it never sounded normal anyway.

“Two years back left is 250, right eye is 300. Now both eyes almost same already.”

It couldn’t be any normal than this right?

Question 2 : Can you see me?

Inner thought: I’m not blind yet okay. What now? You want me to be blind then you feel happy don’t you? I never knew you are such friend. How disappointing, but not surprising anyway. Wait until you also need to wear one, I will ask you the same question. Let’s see if you feel what I feel right now.

What you say: “Yeah”

Question 3 : How many fingers I’m showing you now?

“Five dude. Five. Now you are showing me two. No need to bring it way back further la. I know it is three fingers. Oh wait. What’s wrong with your pinky nail?” You make up things so that they stop asking you more. The more you have experience this questions, you suddenly become expert at questioning even the passing small breeze, just to switch your friend’s attention towards another thing, other than their finger game.

Question 4 : Can you go diving?

“I used to go to numerous waterpark. I went mount climbing. I joined triathlon. I love swimming. I even did bungee jumping last year. It’s fun! I enrolled in taekwondo club. I play football. Oh, I also used to go for a horse ride with my family. You want to come along this year?”

“Oh okay. But, can you go diving?”

Question 5 : Where’s your specky?

Every. Single. Time. Especially those days that you feel you want to break free from your vision assistance and instead wear contacts. Those days that you are in a good mood to dress up a little bit but your good vibe didn’t last long when suddenly your friends start to frantically waving their hands right at your face, to make sure you can see them.

Question 6 : Ever considering contacts?

Umm I do consider that. But sometimes it’s quite tedious and time consuming. But won’t you people will then ask me question number 5 then?

Question 7 : How many years it has been?

Imagine if it a question being asked to those sweet lovebirds. They will look at their partner, lock their hands, the girl shyly look away while the guy takes the opportunity to kiss her forehead; it was such a sweet 15 seconds of waiting for your question to be answered. But if it being asked to you the lone wolf, umm-maybe-two-to-three-years-ago-I-don’t-really-remember answer only takes two seconds to be answered since you got no drama to spice in. Utmost apology.

Question 8 : Can you teach me Addmath?

Like, you look super smart. I mean, you wear specs right? You must read a lot man. I heard eh people that wear glasses are usually brainy one. So you must be good in Addmath what. Or of you don’t, can you teach me how to play rubik?

Question 9 : Can u live without your specky?

Generally, can. Technically, cant.

Question 10 : Hey bro! New specs eh?

You think?

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What glasses is suitable for me?

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What glasses is suitable for me? This article will inform readers of Malaysia about eyewear glasses decisions. Suitable for all age group, please read on.

Intro: What glasses is suitable for me?

Finding a suitable glasses should never be a life wrecking decision, but rather a very fun experience ever.

The thought of you going to join the specky unit should never override your excitement to finally assist you in your poor eyesight.

Wearing glasses nowadays are even more fun, since people are even regarding it as fashion essentials. If you are finally thinking on getting a glasses, do make sure to consider a few things before consulting the expertise.

Question 1: Are you a Nobita or Suneo?

  • How much do you need your glasses?
  • How worse is your eyesight?
  • What is it for?

By considering these questions you will become much clearer on what type of glasses that you need.

When it is for a constant use for the whole day, you should consider something that is simple but always ready on the go.

The frame should also of something that attune to everything that you wear. If it is just needed for reading or studying or only at certain times, something exquisite would be quite experimental yet authentic.

Question 2: Adudu, Doraemon or Phineas?

Know your face shape.

Wrong choice on specs style will override your face complexion a lot, if you don’t really pay much attention to it. You will either look like the next genius or just another unfit guy in the class; so better be aware of this.

The easiest way to know your face shape is by taking a picture of yourself and analyse it. If you are still unsure of it, look at yourself in the mirror and use a lipstick on anything to draw the outline of your face.

There even got online website that can advise you on the best frame for your face shape. With this way it is much easier to identify the frame that matches you very well.

Question 3: Killer B or Kisame? Or what’s your skin tone?

Important enough, for you to find something that blend very well with your skin tone.

Those with fairer skin can surely fit with any colour but it doesn’t mean you can just simply pick on any colour with eyes closed.

While on the other hand people with darker skin tone also has the same opportunity to be creative but both parties should consider to present with their best and warm look later on. Unless if you want to stand out with a fresh look, there’s always room for creativity. Experiment at its best.

Question 4: Sarada, Denki or Kabuto? How daring are you?

Any preferences in your mind? If you are those type that like to experiment on thing, then it will be good enough.

Try out exotic colours or even unique and one-of-a-kind frame and be bold and different. Like, who knows yellow will be the next trend right?

But make sure to keep in mind to not overdo it, if you don’t want to looks like a clown missing its birthday party invitation *wink*

Question 5: Are you Lilo and Stitch? (Did you need a UV protection or not?)

Truth is, everyone does. It is much more important if your eyes is sensitive to UV rays, so you better have your glasses that darken when you are out exposed in the sun.

Even the all hail Lilo the Hawaiian beach girl knew that she need to take extra care of her eyes when going out exposed under the sun.

Question 6: Ok I have decided. Where to next?

Now you are all set to pay a visit to your trusted store.

Consult the expertise and brief them with your preferences.

And never feels scared to voice out your obscure feeling on finally getting yourself a pair of glasses. Certainly it is a new feeling but it is worth of your lifetime eyesight.

You should feel free to talk about your concern and they will surely prescribe you with the best pair.

You can also consult our expertise here at Pott Glasses.

Alternatively you can make an appointment to have your eye tested and consultation. From choosing glasses to thorough eye test, we strive to give the bespoke recommendation. In addition, you get RM 35 discount when you make an appointment online. Why not?

How to Style Round Glasses

Read on to find out how to style round glasses in this article that is Suitable for Malaysians aged 16 to 36.

Intro to: How to style round glasses

No doubt we love to love the vintage style.

Everything vintage seems to be making a comeback in the world of fashion nowadays. There is no exception to the oh-so-versatile round glasses, which typically suits just about anyone with any style.

Think about Harry Potter, do you think every glasses can rock in both the wizarding world AND the modern day muggle world? I guess not. As versatile as round spectacles are, here are some of our favourite ways to style the timeless piece.

Style Round Glasses for: Sophistication

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Show your sophisticated business side with an oversized black round sunglasses, as black is always classy, always.

For a pop of colour, pair the glasses with a coloured blazer.

Go for colours like navy blue, grey, burgundy, or like Korean pop star Suzy pictured above, match with ocean blue blazer with a cream top underneath.

However, don’t feel restricted, as black glasses go well with anything.

If black is not your thing, tortoise shell delivers sophistication just as much as black glasses.

Tortoise shell glasses instantly add a splash of colour to the otherwise boring black and white business outfits.

Just be sure to go for the more subtle and darker variety of tortoise shell for a more polished, classy look.

Style Round Glasses for: Chic Casual

Trust me when I say round glasses are great for casual wear.

Why?

Just about any type of round glasses add sugar and spice to your everyday look.

Some of our favourites are thin framed round glasses for that minimalistic look.

Celebrity fashion: Check out Kendall Jenner sipping coffee while looking good on a casual day out. On the other hand, her fellow model friend Gigi Hadid also casually cruising down the street with a more funky looking thick plastic round glasses and circle frame.

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There really are no limits of styling with casual wear. Style with anything from leather jacket like what Kendall is wearing, or Gigi’s white blazer placed stylishly over the shoulders. Even if you are just wearing tee and shorts, the right glasses will always enhance your look.

Style Round Glasses for: Glamour

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Who can forget Jeon Ji Hyun in “My Love from the Star”?

Celebrity Fashion: Her character in it is the epitome of glamorous. Like pictured above, go for oversized circle glasses with a pop of colour or pattern to be oh-so-glamorous while still showing a little bit of fun side.

Complete your glamour look by styling in preppy clothes: lace dresses, long maxi dresses, an oversized coat, or a tight little black dress.

Style Round Glasses for: Hippie bohemian

Metal frame and colour tinted lenses, the once dreaded hippie fashion is making a comeback.

Metal frame and colour tinted lenses, the once dreaded hippie fashion is making a comeback.

You can easily spot hundreds of people wearing one of these colourful rounded glasses every year in festivals like the infamous Coachella.

To complement its colourful lenses, style with bohemian inspired dresses, crop tops, floral, and laces.

Plastic frame with patterns such as tortoise shell works well for the hippie image too.

Celebrity Fashion: Like Johnny Depp pictured above, style with rugged clothes, a beanie, and long necklaces. Other choices are like a loose fit flannel shirt and jeans.

Conclusion – About round spectacles style

Round spectacles and circle frame are fun and cheeky which not only serve their designated purpose as an eyewear, but also acts as an versatile accessory to add an extra edge to your daily look.

Whichever style of round glasses you choose, remember to keep your personal style in mind, as finding the right pair of glasses can be a tricky business.

With the right glasses that complement your style, you can easily look like a fashionista every day!