I saw a random post on Malay friend Ku Jie about a shop in Sungei Wang. I like reading Ku Jie’s posts, all along, as she is an animal lover and cat rescuer herself.
This time she posted about taking her daughter to an optometrist shop in Sg Wang. I messaged her and she gave me the address and the Sungai Wang floor plan without hesitation. Love at first sight on her readiness to share. Thank you, sis. Apparently, the shop is all the rage and it went viral in Malay Facebook circles.How come? We non-Malays know nothing about Chinese shops in Chinese Central lah.
The shop sells good quality prescription glasses relatively cheap. RM 65 with the frame, it seems. RM 200 something for bifocal or multi focals. Since my old glasses were getting too scratchy, I was excited as I have to be careful with my money. My eyes were getting tired fast when I work on my upcoming book’s layout.
Good friend PuiSee Chu understood the importance of good vision and she agreed to take me there. No tough interrogation or lame excuses. At the shop, we were greeted by the friendly and clumsy optometrist Michael. Clumsy because he accidentally switched off the eye examination machine before he printed out the readings!
So it means testing my eyes a second time. I chose the frames, paid him and he told us to come back in an hour. I made two pairs, one for mild near (short) sightedness and another for long sightedness (reading).
They cost RM 70 a pair with frame and they may be a better fit than those Daiso ready made or ‘pasar malam’ ones which my GP recommended. Some smart alecs will try to discourage you but ask them if they are willing to pay the triple or 4X or higher prices for you.
I asked Michael if he keeps the records so I can call up to order a pair by phone should I break or lose them and he said can order by name. Anyway, I took a picture of the printout just in case.
The shop is Eyewear, Lot G 103, G Floor, Sungai Wang Plaza, Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03 2143 1448.
Try at your own risk but do let me know if you are happy or satisfied. I am. Like phone shops, there are many copycats on the same floor or row. So stick to the tried and tested one.
What did we do while waiting for the specs? Since we were at Ah Beng and Ah Lian Central, we went for Chinese hipster food in the form of Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tarts. Haha.
Asus Zenfone3, ISO 304, f2, 1/60 sec.
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