Malaya Optical – Purveyors of Style!


The FHM Girl Next Door 2010 finalists at Malaya Optical back in December 2009

The first time I visited Malaya Optical was back in December 2009 when I was babysitting brought the FHM Girl Next Door 2010 finalists over to the Damansara Uptown outlet. As Malaya Optical was a sponsor for the FHM Girl Next Door 2010 Search, they were nice enough to provide free eye checks for all the girls, styling tips by owner/ eyewear stylist Ryan Ho and a preview of their prizes.

A couple of months later, I needed a new pair of prescription glasses so decided to make an appointment with Ryan for an eye check and to check out his collection of frames and boy were there loads of frames to check out…

Oakleys! I already had a pair so naturally these were the first to catch my attention. FYI Oakley, Inc. is a sport and lifestyle brand, driven to ignite the imagination through the fusion of art and science. Building on its legacy of innovative, market-leading optical technology, the company manufactures and distributes high performance sunglasses, prescription lenses and frames, goggles, apparel, footwear, and accessories. The essence of the brand is communicated through hundreds of professional and amateur athletes who depend on Oakley products to provide them with the very best while they redefine what is physically possible.
Look at those Oakley shades! Stylish and tempted to buy but remembered that I needed prescription glasses not shades today.
ByWP eyewear is designed by Wolfgang Proksch from Germany and is defined by it's clear aesthetics, reflecting a subtle sense of style and successfully combining modern fashion with industrial design culture. This range of eyewear is tremendously popular in Japan and Asia.
The Spivvy range from Japan which employs skilled craftsmen to create a line of spectacle frames of unparalleled precision and beauty was quite cool too!
Blackfin eyewear which is handcrafted in Italy has laser technology for the markings, decorations and side piece cuts, resulting in a collection that has a strong personality and a clean-cut, well-defined design. OMG choices, so many choices! How am I supposed to pick just one?


And while I was trying to pick a pair my female companion was busy trying out some frames too…


She thought one of these would match her handbag perfectly. Uh oh! Was that a hint to me?
While a pair of lafont eyewear would get her more attention.


Back to the matter at hand please? Well in the end I decided on a pair of Less Than Human (LTH) frames from Japan.


Now the LTH range is denoted by numbers - the weight crack is measured in (8, 16, 24, 32 ounces etc) when sold on the street. The story goes that apparently one of the designers was a former crack addict before turning over a new leaf and designing LTH eyewear...
Also decided to get a proper lens cleaner
and these to prevent my glasses from fogging up whenever I walk out of an aircon room
Pretty pleased with my new pair of glasses! Oh that's FHM Girl Next Door 2010 winner Yvonne Sim just in case you were wondering


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1 comment on “Malaya Optical – Purveyors of Style!

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