Tuesday, September 30, 2014


We had a 2 year old boy who was found to be very near sighted (myopia). He cried the whole time no matter what treats we presented him with; this child have developed a condition called Ambylopia and with severe myopia, and this is very difficult to learning in school, because they CANNOT SEE TO LEARN! Often times children with this condition simply drop out of school. At the end of the day.......

So, I strongly suggested, parent must play an very important role, to bring their child to the nearest Optometrist Eye Center for regular check up. Because children wouldn't know about the symptom, and they couldn't tell parent "how strange my eyesight are......", at the end, crying is the only reaction of eyesight uncomfortable.

Children Eye Care

Give your child a clear vision of a great school year!

We all want of our kids to do well in school, even if we define success differently. 

For some families, success means top marks and glowing report cards, for other families it means a happy child who enjoys going to school. However you define it, school is a huge part of your child’s life and it's important that kids be provided with the best possible experience there, to keep their love of learning alive.

As you are gearing up for the new school year, what’s one thing you can do to give your student a great start? You can get their vision and hearing checked by a certified Doctor of Optometry.

The symptoms of vision problems are easy to miss, or are often attributed to another cause. 

A Doctor of Optometry doesn’t merely check your child’s vision. He or she will also look at eye health and muscle control as it relates to vision. Problems in these two areas often have no symptoms, but if left untreated, they can have very detrimental effects on your child’s vision. As with so many health concerns, early detection of eye problems gives the greatest possibility of treatment.

Convinced? Here are the steps you now need to take:

1. Find a Doctor of Optometry.
Check out the Doctors of Optometry website to find a doctor near you, then call and book an appointment. In British Columbia, annual eye exams for kids are covered.

2. Prepare your children for the exam by telling him or her what to expect.
Let your children know that they will be looking at some pictures or letters and that the doctor will shine some light in their eyes. Assure them that it will not hurt and you will be with them the whole time. If your children are anything like the kids in my family, you may want to mention that a Doctor of Optometry doesn’t give needles — that should make the appointment a little more enticing. 

3. Show up at the appointment well-prepared.
On the day of the appointment, be sure you have your child’s health card. You may want to bring along a comforting toy, snack, or other distraction to keep any waiting time light and cheery. And that’s all there is to it. Such a simple step that could have such a big impact.

Keep those eyes healthy so your children can keep enjoying their journey!

Sunday, September 28, 2014


Many people think that farsightedness must be the "opposite" of nearsightedness. And since nearsighted individuals have good near-vision and blurry distance vision, being farsighted "should" mean seeing well at a distance and poorly up close. But that isn't exactly the case. Although it is true that most farsighted people can see distant objects clearly, to do so they need to use more focusing effort than other people, and for seeing up close they need to exert an even greater effort.

IN FACT, It comes with no warning like many other unwelcome signs of aging. One morning you wake up and there’s a new grey hair, or an unfamiliar fine line at the corner of your eye, or you find yourself squinting at your morning newspaper. It’s called presbyopia and it is the farsightedness caused by ageing. This condition happens to everyone at some point, but not everyone wants to wear reading glasses or bifocals which can make even the youngest looking person feel old. Read on to learn about this common condition and how you can avoid ever having to resort to granny glasses.

What is presbyopia?

As we age, the crystalline lens in the eye that bends the light in order to hit the retina loses elasticity. When this occurs, it prevents your eyes from focusing as well as they once did. Its effects can begin suddenly, usually around age 40, and can worsen over time.

According to the AOA (American Optometric Association), signs of presbyopia include:
  • Holding reading materials at arm’s length
  • Blurred vision at normal reading distance
  • Eye fatigue
  • Headaches when doing close work
  • Are there alternatives to bifocals/reading glasses?

Just because you’re in your forties, it doesn’t have to mean a life sentence of carting around reading glasses wherever you go. While there’s no cure for presbyopia, there are surgical and contact lens options.

Surgery–LASIK or CK (Conductive Keratoplasty) can create a monovision solution for presbyopes. What that means is one eye would be able to focus on distant objects while the other would focus on close objects.

Contact Lenses–Contacts for presbyopia come in “monovision,” “bifocal” and “multifocal” solutions. Multifocals are the most common form due to their ability to mimic a natural viewing experience. They are designed to have different portions of the lens for distance vision and near vision. Some good options for this type of lens are CooperVision’s Proclear 1 day multifocal and Proclear 1 day sphere; two advanced designs containing multiple zones of vision correction in both lenses, allowing for clear vision up close, at middle distances, and far away.

What if I also have other conditions like astigmatism?

Some people have more “-opia’s” than they can keep track of: myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia, and then there’s astigmatism. In fact, having multiple conditions is very common. For example, high hyperopia (farsightedness) is associated with high levels of astigmatism. If you’re afraid your eye doctor will turn you down for contact lenses because of a complex prescription, you need not worry. There’s more variety out there than ever before. For example, the Coopervison Proclear family includes a lens that is multifocal, toric and designed to alleviate dry eye symptoms (a common side effect of presbyopia).

There’s no need to let the onset of presbyopia get you down. It happens to everyone and there are several options for correcting the issue without ever having to wear “readers” or bifocals. If you’re wondering if you have presbyopia and are interested in trying multifocal contact lenses to correct it, schedule an appointment with your Eye Specialist.

Thursday, September 25, 2014


Wowza! I have been scoring the internet for cute frames…and eBay has been the longest of my haunts. I wasn’t finding anything that I was really feeling; the shapes seem to be the same, the colors just blah.

I decided to change my search tactics up a bit and started entering things like ‘crazy frames’ and ‘fashion eyeglasses’ and ‘unique eyeglasses’. I finally found some frames, but unfortunately they are out of my budget. WAY out of my budget.

Even so, BOZ frames have got to be the dopest, most funktastic and original frames on the planet thus far. For the longest time, I had been lusting after some Zoetica Ebb-type glasses, but BOZ has her Tokyo boutique glasses beat out 100 million times over.
The frames I found on eBay were $400. I did a Google Search on BOZ Glasses, and found a site which offered plenty of different styles and I nearly had a glee induced stroke from all the wacky colors, offbeat designs and was in disbelief of how ME these glasses are.

Unfortunately, I dont have $400 to plunk down right now for these miniature works of art. I think I may need to start squirreling away some cash here and there to save up for one of these puppies, because BOZ frames have totally captured my heart!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Transition lenses are so useful, especially for those who sensitivity light, but do transition lenses have an expiration date? That's is a great question!

Transition Lenses
Transition Lenses for Prescription Glasses Transition lenses are extremely popular and an asset to those who need glasses that  provide sun protection and clearness indoors. Occasionally people with Transitions will have a problem with the lenses not getting  dark enough anymore, and this poses the question: “Do Transition lenses wear out?”

Transition lenses generally last the life of a pair of glasses (or longer), though they do wear out after years of use. Most Transition lenses wear out in about three years, with a yellowish tinge forming in the lenses while clear and a noticeable reduction of the lenses’ darkness in full sunlight.

There are, however, some things to consider when the question, “Do Transition lenses wear out?” comes up. Other factors can make you think they’re worn out, when they aren’t:
  • Transition lenses generally take at least 3 years to wear out.
  • Temperature affects how Transitions change. When they’re hot (like in the summer), the lenses will change slower and won’t get as dark.
  • Transition lenses don’t change behind the windshield of a car.
  • When Transition lenses do wear out, they will take on a yellowish tinge when they’re clear. They will no longer get as dark at that point.
  • Transition lenses don’t get as dark as standard sunglasses.

If you’re thinking about buying Transition lenses, it’s important to consider these factors before making your purchase. Additionally, 

if you have Transitions that are old enough to be worn out, it’s probably time to get a new prescription anyway!

Transition lenses are some of the most impressive lenses on the market, and millions of happy Transitions wearers come back for a new pair with every prescription.

Monday, September 22, 2014


Ray Ban glasses are a classic.  The name says it all; style, quality and durability!  So why are people debating between the Ray Ban Wayfarer Models; the New or Original?  I personally feel that whatever model you choose of Ray Bans you will not be disappointed, but there is a difference between the Ray Ban New Wayfarer and the Ray Ban Original Wayfarer.

Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer

The Ray Ban Original Wayfarer are:
  • Full frame style
  • Vintage frame look
  • Plastic
  • Larger lenses
  • Tilt more toward your face

Ray-Ban New Wayfarer

The Ray Ban New Wayfarer are:
  • Slightly smaller frame
  • Softer eye shape
  • Plastic
  • Ideal for smaller features

Whatever model you choose, go with what looks best on you!  Some people feel that with the brand of Ray Bans also comes a hefty price tag, but you get what you pay for; quality!

Stay fabulous!

Friday, September 19, 2014


Diabetic retinopathy — vision-threatening damage to the retina of the eye caused by diabetes — is the leading cause of blindness among working-age Americans, according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). Yet, many cases could be prevented with regular eye exams and appropriate treatment.

Currently more than 5 million Americans age 40 and older have diabetic retinopathy due to type 1 or type 2 diabetes. And that number will grow to about 16 million by 2050, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The CDC also estimates that nearly 26 million Americans, or 8.3 percent of the U.S. population, had diabetes in 2010, and 79 million Americans adults age 20 or older are at high risk for the disease.
Also, between 12,000 and 24,000 new cases of blindness related to diabetic retinopathy occur in the United States each year, the CDC says.

And both diabetes and obesity (a major risk factor for diabetes) are steadily on the rise in the United States. Data gathered by the United Health Foundation indicate that diabetes affected 8.7 percent of the U.S. population in 2011 (up from 8.3 percent in 2010) — a 4.8 percent increase in one year and a 42.6 percent increase since 2001.
The Foundation also estimates that 27.5 percent of the U.S. adult population were obese in 2011 — a 2.2 percent increase since 2010, and a 37.5 percent increase since 2001.
People who are most vulnerable to diabetic retinopathy, including the elderly and certain minorities, may not receive appropriate eye care because of lack of health insurance or access even to primary care physicians.
For these reasons, make sure you promptly advocate for your own eye health and that of affected family members or friends when any kind of diabetes is present.
Generally, diabetics don't develop diabetic retinopathy until they have had diabetes for at least 10 years. But it is unwise to wait that long for an eye exam.
With any diagnosis of diabetes, your primary care physician should refer you to an optometrist or ophthalmologist who will give you a dilated eye exam at least once a year. 

Monday, September 15, 2014


AN ABSOLUTE GREAT NEWS for those whom stay in Uptown Damansara, or nearby Petaling Jaya! just would like to share with you guys. MALAYA OPTICAL has celebrating their 57th years in services, mid season sales is up to 70%! Promotion until 30 September 2014. But today I would likely to touch a little bit regarding MALAYA OPTICAL...... their history.

Malaya Optical celebrating 57th years services-Sales Optical retail in Eye Wear

  • 1957 Ho Kai, Pioneer and Founder of Malaya Optical emigrated to The Malay Peninsular in the year 1922 and Malaya Optical opened for business at High Street (Jalan H.S.Lee)

  • 1971 Bobby Hoe former President of Malaysian Optometry Association (MOA), former member of Malaysia Optical Council, joined the company as Ocular Prosthesis Specialist

  • 1972 William Ho, President of MOA, joined the company as Operation Manager

  • 1974 KM Ho,University of Auckland,New Zealand joined the company as consultant

  • 1979 Paul Ho,University of Auckland,New Zealand joined the company as consultant

  • 1980 Malaya Optical PJ opened for business at New Town,Petaling Jaya
  • 1999 Dr.Janet Hoe, Ophthalmologist joined the company as Eye Disease consultant
  • 2000 Dr.Victor Hoe Indutrial Health Care Specialist, joined the company as consultant.
  • 2001 Agnes Chin joined as Director/HR and Ryan Ho joined as CEO/Consultant in the company.
  • 2002 Malaya Optical Uptown opened for business at Damansara Utama Petaling Jaya
  • 2003 Malaya Optical Bukit Bintang opened for business in Low Yat Plaza Kuala Lumpur
  • 2006 Malaya Optical Subang Jaya opened for business at SS15,Subang Jaya
  • 2007 Malaya Optical CapSquare opened for business in Capital Square Shopping Mall, Kuala Lumpur
  • 2008 Malaya Optical Jusco AU2 opened  for business in Jusco Setiawangsa Ampang Kuala Lumpur
  • 2009 Malaya Optical become the first Carl Zeiss Relaxed Vision Centre in Malaysia
  • 2010 2010 Brand Laureate winner for the Best Vision Solution Center. Received Johnson & Johnson Top Fitter Award. Malaya Optical is also the first Optometrist center in Malaysia that using the iProfiler in Malaysia.
  • 2012 Malaya Optical Damansara Uptown as “The Eye Experience Boutique”
Malaya Optical - Zeiss Specialist Auto Refractor
Malaya Optical is just not only retail shop for eye wear, but it also a qualified Professional Optometrist. An Optometrists examine not only examine, but advice on the patients’ eyes, they are trained to recognize diseases of the eye, such as glaucoma and cataract, as well as general health conditions such as diabetes. They refer patients to Ophthalmologist when they detect an eye disease is present.

Most of their clients are referred to by Ophthalmologist (Eye Doctors) and friends recommendations as Malaya Optical has been in practicing since 1957. Their qualified Optometrist ensure that patients are well prescribed and managed especially for multifocal / progressive lenses and they specialize in children myopia control or myopia retardation. They deal a lot with self-tinting lenses by Zeiss or Essilor or Hoya such as Photofusion and Transition 6.
Some of the famous list of clients includes Top Corporate Individuals, Politicians, Celebrities, to everyday people like you and me. To name a few they are Amber Chia, Fouziah Gous, Harrith Iskandar, Datuk Sheikh MuszapharShukor (Malaysia’s 1st Astronaut), Soo Wincci, and Many More.
If you are interested on Branded Sunglasses. Sports Eye Wear. Branded Frames.  Transition Lenses. Progressive Lenses.  Digital Lenses.  Hurry up! Promotion until 30th September 2014!

Thursday, September 11, 2014


Kirk and Kirk, a new company founded by Jason and Karen Kirk, makes its debut with the Vivarium Eyewear collection. The frames are handmade in France from acrylic to create a unique color palette in such autumnal hues as anthracite, blue, brown, bordeaux, green and silver, all with a metallic finish. Frames are accented with pins crafted by British artisans in 925 sterling silver and 9-carat gold. What appears at first glance to be a classic trim is actually a three-dimensional animal head—a lion, horse, ram or fly. “Our objective with our new venture is to respond to expectations, but to surprise at the same time. What we are hearing over and over is ‘we want something different.’ Making something different is relatively straightforward. Making something different that people can sell is somewhat more of a challenge. And that’s what we hope to do,” says Jason Kirk. 

Carson in Blue with silver fly detail from our Vivarium Collection - Malaya Optical
As with brilliant Beam collection a couple of years ago, Vivarium is made of acrylic, which makes it lighter than acetate. The frames are handmade in France while the animal jewellery pins have been crafted in England and are made of sterling silver or 9 carat gold.

Frames top to bottom: Darwin, Curie and Gilbert, featuring gold horse pins.

What a great feature - Malaya Optical

Owen in Silver with silver fly detail from our Vivarium Collection.
Forget glasses with plain pins in the top corners of the frame. Forget the ubiquitous lozenge shape rivet that dominates the mass market. And opt instead for an intricate fly or a horse inspired by Victorian natural history collectors .

Please click HERE for enquiry

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


*Clears throat* Everybody, can I have your attention please?! Take a look at these frames. Welcome Colors of Birch to the world of eyewear.

Colors of Birch

And what a brave new world it becomes. Pekka Salokannel, a Finnish designer has come up with his first eyewear collection: Titanic. This is, I think, the first professional 3D-printedeyewear collection, a truly seminal moment.

Colors of Birch brings first-of-their-kind shapes to eyewear
3D printing is a manufacturing technology where an object is created by laying down successive layers of material, in this case Nylon. The collection comprises five and half frames (including one monocle!), designed in Finland and made in the Netherlands. 
Obviously the temples are amazing, but those hinges are pretty exciting too, are they not? Forget those things you wear to the cinema; this is 3D eyewear! 

Monday, September 8, 2014


Sunglasses is an important accessory during the hot summer. Since Malaysia perpetually is a hot country, thus, wearing sunglasses is quite normal. The only abnormal is douchebags wearing sunglasses in the shopping centre. Actually there are various brands of tinted glasses, but most of the people would rather buy Rayban.

If they have some extra pocket money, Wayfarer is their best choice perhaps. And, if you insisted stylo, Clubmaster will be recommeded. The problem is, even these 2 branded sunglasses is famous, but infamous to have it, because it doesn’t show the significant and unique of the sunglasses, many people wear cheap version of tinted glasses, and Damansara Uptown already stacked on the market.
So what to do? Maybe you can choose to buy some designed with futuristic sunglasses. And this is Diamond Collection designed by Anastasia Su and 13&9 Design. An Unisex Sunglasses that look stylo with the frame with geometric illusion. Really NICE! Isn’t it??

Click HERE for more


Choosing sunglasses can be an exhausting task, though. Depending on your face shape and stylistic inclinations it can be hard to weigh your own instincts against the opinions of friends and shop assistants. 

Aside from just face shape, there are four aspects to consider when trying on glasses and sunglasses: fit, size, colour and shape. 

Glasses Face Shape

Fit seems intuitive – you want a pair of glasses that sit comfortably on your face and nose without sliding around or sitting too tight they cause headaches.
Size is related to fit in so far as you want to choose a frame that does not create an unflattering silhouette by being either too wide or too narrow for your face. 
With colour you want to choose a shade that brings out the best in your appearance – ie. If you have red undertones you’ll want to choose a frame in a contrasting colour to help disguise your imperfections. 
And finally, when choosing a shape you need to keep in mind how the frames look against your overall face shape including how far down the lens will sit on the cheek and where your eyebrows fit – whether in, around or above the frame.

This isn’t an exhaustive list, of course, and says nothing of how an eye prescription will change based on the size and shape of your frame. However, if you keep in mind your face shape as well as the four keys, fit/size/colour/shape, you’re well on your way to a perfectly fit pair of glasses. 

If I were to boil it down I’d encourage you to just keep in mind where the frames sit on your face (eyebrows too high/low against the frames) and width – too narrow and your face will look disproportionate, too wide and you’ll look like you’re wearing your big brother’s glasses.

Saturday, September 6, 2014


As we know that "Our eyes need sunlight. We shouldn't avoid being in the sun.", "Sunlight exposure does a lot of good things for our bodies — like driving melatonin production — and is important for the sleep cycle. But we just don't want too much of a good thing.", so remember that the key is "balance".

There is a lot of research that shows the harmful effects of too much sunlight for a child's eyes, sunlight overexposure can lead to aging of the lens and retina damage. Children with fair skin tend to have lighter-colored eyes and are more vulnerable to too much sun exposure, while parents should take caution with every little looker's sun exposure.

Did you ever notice how cute kids are in sunglasses?  Like those "fashion statement" sunglasses with a cool super-hero look or trimmed in teddy bear faces? More importantly, sunglasses may save their skin and eyes later in life by blocking the sun's powerful ultraviolet rays (UVR). 
Children under age 10 are at a high risk for skin and eye damage from UVR. The skin on their eyelids and around their eyes is more delicate and vulnerable than adult skin. "And until about age 10, the lens of a child's eye is clear, allowing greater solar penetration and thus greater UVR-induced ocular changes," explains Adelaide A. Hebert, MD, professor and vice chair of dermatology, University of Houston. "After that, the lens starts to become more opaque, providing better protection."
UVR exposure causes 90 percent of all skin cancers. In addition, retinal exposure to UVR is associated with cataracts and macular degeneration, both causes of vision impairment.  UVR damage builds over time, so the sooner you start protecting your children's eyes from the sun, the lower their risk will be of ever developing future eye problems.
Fortunately, good sunglasses protect both the skin around the eye and the eye itself.  While children under 6 months old should never be exposed to the sun, once they reach 6 months, they should wear sunglasses outside. If they require prescription glasses, they should also wear prescription sunglasses......Click HERE to read more.
"We need to teach children early the importance of wearing sunglasses – just as we teach them to brush their teeth and wear a seatbelt, so that they develop good habits that last for life," concludes Dr. Hebert.