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Where and how to shop for the best prescription glasses in Malaysia?


Prescription eyewear is a common part of many individuals’ lives. Not just adults, children and youngsters too, have increasingly become reliant on prescription eyewear due to the long time spent online. Eye glasses now play a multi-faceted role and are no longer only limited to eye problems. Whether as an anti-fog, anti-dust protection, or blue light filter – a person’s prescription eyewear has an all-encompassing role.

Looking for the perfect pair of glasses is quite a challenge. There is a plethora of choices available, making the process of deciding on one become tricky. Kuala Lumpur is the hub of finding some of the best eyewear brands in the country. However, if you are looking for not just brands but also an entirely personalised eyewear experience – Malaya Optical is undoubtedly the best place for it.

With several vision care amenities available right at your reach, Malaya Optical houses some of the best and most popular eyewear brands from all across the world. This optical store directly sources the products from their country of origin – hence, the customer does not need to worry about their authenticity.

Malaya optical also has professional optometrists who are there around the clock to cater to every vision care need of the customer. Right from giving their eyes a thorough examination to helping them select the right prescription eyewear – the staff at Malaya Optical is willing to walk the extra mile to help their patients zero in on a perfect frame that caters to their vision care requirements.

Hence, if one is looking to buy prescription glasses, Malaya Optical is the one-stop shop for all their needs.

This optical store has multiple options when it comes to prescription eyewear – different types of glasses that cater to every lifestyle need of the customer. Whether the customer leads a very physically active lifestyle, or whether they are the type of person who spends a lot of time in front of the screen – there is a choice for everyone.

Starting from a choice of prescription eyewear, they also provide a variety of trusted brands of lenses. All of them come with a variety of different functionalities. As already stated, you don’t need to worry about the product or the services at Malaya Optical. All the lenses are of top-notch quality and well-suited for people of all age groups.

Factors to consider when selecting your prescription eyewear

Even though the staff at the Malaya Optical store is more than willing to guide you through your buying journey, you too can arm yourself with knowledge about the process of choosing the correct frames and the options available when you step into the shop.

Below are some of the points that you may find handy while searching for the right prescription eyewear

Check for the material and build of the frame

There are chiefly two types of frames – plastic and metal. And certain types are a mixture of the two. You must determine the choice of frames based on the lifestyle you lead.

Metal eyewear frames are generally made of the following types of materials – Titanium, Monel, Beryllium, Stainless steel, Flexon, and Aluminium. Most of these frames are very strong, durable, and made to be corrosion-resistant.

Titanium, for instance, is also hypoallergenic. There are certain instances where individual patients are allergic to metals such as nickel. In such cases, they can easily opt for titanium as an alternative. Titanium frames are popular among customers for their sturdiness. Hence, it is a perfect choice for someone involved in strenuous physical activities. It is also a good option for children since they are highly impact resistant.

If price is an issue, beryllium can be a more affordable choice compared to titanium. Since beryllium is extremely corrosion-resistant, people who perhaps spend a lot of time in and around water can easily opt for this frame. Monel frames too are corrosion-resistant and very flexible.

Flexon – an alloy of titanium, is another type of material that is popular for its extreme flexibility. Flexon eyewear comes with the usual characteristics of being lightweight, corrosion-resistance, and hypoallergenic. Since kids are mostly engaged in playground activities, this material is ideal and a good choice for their vision care.

The next choice is plastic eyeglass frames. Such frames can be blended with nylon, Optyl, Zyl, cellulose acetate propionate. All the frame materials are lightweight. An additional advantage of plastic frames is that they are inexpensive when compared to metal frames. It is a good choice for infants and very small children who have congenital eye defects. Since plastic is usually soft, the chances of a child getting hurt are less likely. On the other hand, there is also a disadvantage since plastic can break easily too.

  • Consider the type of lens

The second point to consider before you decide to buy prescription glasses is the type of lens that would be fitted into the frames. Usually, the optometrist will help diagnose the kind of eye condition one is suffering from and will also decide on the lens that one needs. Whether they need bifocals or progressives or plus lenses, will be decided by the optometrist. However, when it comes to the build and the additional features, you can state your requirements to the optometrist and they can help add those features to the prescription glasses.

The lenses are usually of two types – High Index Plastic and Polycarbonate lenses. In comparison to conventional plastic, high-index plastic is lightweight and thinner. Lenses from brands such as Essilor produce high-index 1.67 and 1.74 lenses that are lighter, thinner, and more aesthetically pleasing for improved comfort and appearance. Polycarbonate lenses are light too as well as more impact resistant.

The eyeglass lenses available at Malaya Optical are thinner and lighter than conventional plastic lenses, yet they are also incredibly strong and difficult to shatter.

Moving on to the additional features that one can accommodate into their prescription eyewear are –

  • UVA and UVB blocking lenses: UV coating effectively prevents ultraviolet radiation. Although most UV light is blocked by conventional plastic eyeglass lenses, adding this invisible UV-blocking dye guarantees that the wearer is completely protected.
  • Anti-reflective lens coating: Anti-glare (AG) or anti-reflective (AR) lens coatings are designed to control the amount of reflective light in the lenses. To limit the quantity of light entering the eyes, these coatings can be placed on the front, back, or both sides of the lenses.
  • Anti-fog eyeglass lenses: Anti-fog lenses have a coating on the lens that decreases fogging by preventing water from condensing on the surface. They shield the user’s eyes from damage and enable clear vision at all times.
  • Anti-dust lenses: Also known as dust-resistant lenses, anti-dust lenses shield the wearer’s glasses from dust and debris so they can see clearly and unhindered no matter where they are and the kind of work they are engaged in. This kind of lens is ideal for individuals who work on construction sites. The dust resistance is made possible by a dust-repellent coating, which is created by applying an anti-static layer over the lenses, which will resist dust and dirt and stop them from sticking to the lenses.
  • Blue light-blocking lens: blue light-blocking lenses are designed specifically to keep dangerous blue light away from the wearer’s eyes. The lenses of these glasses feature specialised coatings that either absorb or prevent any harmful rays emitted by digital screens. It comes in very handy in this day and age.

Buy authentic and good quality prescription glasses at the Malaya Optical store

Malaya Optical provides a large number of options when it comes to choosing the right kind of eyeglass frame. Some of the popular eyewear brands that can be found at Malaya Optical are – Tom Ford, Puma, Burberry, Gucci, and so on. The store also has a wide collection of designer frames including Lindberg, Ryan Adda, and Woow. The store has frames for kids too like Crispin Bees Kids Eyewear, Zeiss Kids Eyewear, Zoobug, Tomato Glasses, and Nike. Hence, not just adults, but children too will have a plethora of options to choose from at the Malaya Optical store. Not to mention that highly-qualified optometrists are always there to guide you – they will not only help diagnose your eye problem and recommend prescription glasses but will also help with eyewear styling tips and recommend a suitable frame for the prescription lens.

If you are interested in viewing the wide range of prescription glasses collection available at Malaya Optical, walk into any of the branches that are spread all across Kuala Lumpur. With top-notch treatment facilities and qualified optometrists, the store will guide you with all your vision care needs. Malaya Optical stores stay open all seven days a week, from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Walk into any of the stores or book your appointment here.


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