It was mid 2010 that I first met Mr Woon and Mr Aw in Vision Space Optometrist, Uptown Damansara.
Back then I had the most comprehensive eye-check ever, involving sophisticated equipment like Slit Lamp, Keratometer, Tonometer and Fundus Camera, Ophthalmoscope & Retinoscope.
At the end of it, any potential issue I may have with my eyes are thoroughly checked and filed for future reference.
Below: Back in 2010, long hair and well younger… 😛
My eyes were pronounced healthy and free from cataract, glaucoma, and any retina related diseases.
I left Vision Space assured and confident, and shared this article about the in-depth and professional eye-check that everyone should do at least once a year to ensure the health of their vision.
Over the years I went back to Vision Space sometimes, mostly just to restock my contact lenses.
Then recently I toyed with the idea of getting Lasik done, for the inconvenience of carrying contacts and the solution bottle with me on my travels was getting on my nerves.
That, and also the extra effort it took to wear my contacts each day as well as the dryness and acute pain I experienced lately, most likely due to the stress and long hours of my job.
I sent Mr Aw a message about Lasik, and though Vision Space doesn’t provide the service, he did say he would recommend me a reliable clinic to do it if I’m serious about it.
Then we finally managed to catch up in person when Vision Space launched their 3rd outlet in Klang Valley at Sunway Giza.
This is their third optical centre (located at B-15-G Sunway Giza) with two other optical centres located at Damansara Uptown and SS2 bungalow house.
I took the opportunity to have my eyes checked again, and after another careful examination, Mr Aw recommended glasses as a solution to my tired eyes, and also advised me to think carefully about having Lasik done.
So while I sit on the Lasik idea, I decided a fashionable pair of glasses would help!
Vision Space is first and foremost a business dedicated to quality visioncare.
They work closely with healthcare professionals such as eye specialist, orthoptist, and others to deliver comprehensive eyecare to their customers.
As part of the overall business, Vision Space offers selections of the world’s latest and exclusive eyewear (spectacle frames and sunglasses) at their centres.
At the Sunway Giza outlet, one of their latest branded eyewear range is the SNSD brand which offers funky, loud and playful frames.
I recommended a friend of mine who has a 7-year old son these “Eyelet Junior” frames. His 7 year old is an active kid so the the unique properties of Eyelet Junior frames are just perfect.
If you are seeking for such frames for your little ones, head down to Vision Space Sunway Giza for there is a good range of colours available!
Looking for quality sunnies with UV protection?
Vision Space stocks a decent range with varied pricing to suit most budgets.
While chatting with Mr Aw, I did inquire if they would venture into Lasik. He replied that they might, but with due consideration of the expertise and equipment required, it would be a venture in the near future.
Currently their success has been primarily through word of mouth referrals by satisfied customers, whose primary concern is quality visioncare by qualified and caring optometrists with the latest eyecare technology.
Here is an idea of Vision Space’s list of services:
As someone who has done a comprehensive eye-check at Vision Space, I would encourage anyone to do the below, especially if you haven’t had an eye-check done before in your life.
Trust me that the eye-check below is of an entirely different league from the usual “identify the alphabets” routine that you go through with your optician at the optical shops.
Comprehensive Eye Examination:
Precise measurement of the refractive error of the eyes to determine spectacles and contact lens prescription
■ Ocular health examination
Measurement of eye pressure
Examination of internal structures of the eye like crystalline lens, vitreous and fundus using a magnifying instrument with a light source
■ Fundus photography
Photography of the interior surface of the eye to screen for eye diseases like glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal tear etc
Ultra wide digital retinal imaging which captures up to 80% of the retina in one image
■ Colour Vision Test
To screen for colour vision defect
■ Binocular Vision Test
Testing of how well the two eyes work together and screen for squints and binocular vision anomalies
Like I said, I’ve been contemplating about Lasik, and had thus done some research.
Below is a useful & educational short comparison of Ophthalmologists, Optometrists & Opticians.
Do watch the video and read the short paragraph!
Differences Between Ophthalmologists, Optometrists & Opticians:
1. What is an Ophthalmologist?
An ophthalmologist is a trained medical doctor who has earned an MD (Medical Doctor) or DO (Doctor of Osteopathy) degree and who is licensed to SURGICALLY invade the eye, means they can OPERATE on your eyes.
2. What Is An Optometrist?
Optometrists are visioncare providers. They are graduates with university degree.
They perform EYE EXAMINATIONS to DIAGNOSE vision problems, such as short-sightedness, long-sightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia.
Optometrists may prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses, or they may provide other treatments such as vision therapy or low vision rehabilitation.
3. What is An Optician?
Generally, an optician selects, fits and adjusts eyeglasses for patients. You might find an optician in a mall optical center or WORKING in your optometrist’s or ophthalmologist’s private practice.
In conclusion, your eyes are valuable, irreplaceable organs of your body.
It is wise to know the differences of each of the above to avoid irreparable damages that might occur if you were to be advised by those inexperienced or non-qualified.
So do get your eyes checked to keep them healthy and ensure that it is only done by qualified professionals.
Other than a clean diet of healthy greens, I do consume a multi-vitamin daily.
Right now I’m taking Mr Aw’s advice of only 8 hours of contacts and to rest my eyes in between with my new spectacles.
So, how do I look with my new frames?? 🙂
Vision Space Optometrist Sunway Giza
B-15-G, Sunway Giza, Jalan PJU 5/14, Kota Damansara,
47810, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
Opening Hours: 11:00am-9:00pm, Mon – Sun