Japanese eyewear, eye care in Cebu

Marymil M. Cabrera
·3 min read

When it comes to finding a product that has a perfect mix of being stylish, functional and durable, items from Japan top the list. With their sleek, and sophisticated aesthetic, plus refined innovations that embody the craftsmen’s ethic of monozukuri (a Japanese term for manufacturing), every product will surely spark joy in everyone’s life.

Japanese optical brand Owndays opened another branch in Cebu located in The Northwing of SM City Cebu following health safety protocols after the success of the launching of its first store in Ayala Center Cebu. Owndays aims to be able to provide supreme quality of eyewear that complements one’s #OOTD.

Owndays believes that due to the current work from home and online classes situation, it is important to have one’s eyes checked especially for those who need a pair of eyeglasses or those with pairs that need updating due to long hours of screen time that can cause eye strain.

From a country with state-of-the-art technology and with high standards of service, specifically Japan Industrial Standards (JIS), Owndays uses the latest technology of electronic refractor—a computer-controlled machine which provides an objective measurement of a person’s refractive error and prescription for lens; and a duochrome test machine that “enables precise determination of the spherical correction through examining the position of the focus of the green and red wavelengths,” according to one of its two resident PRC licensed optometrists, Dr. Ralf Gideon.

The eye examination takes place in its refraction rooms, and the meticulous process of making one’s prescription eyewear happens in its Spectacle Assembling Room which is covered with a glass window—allowing one to take a peek at how the glasses are put together with the customized lens using topnotch equipment that offers faster grinding capabilities, resulting in a shorter cycle time, and a high luster finish in just 20 minutes.

Owndays houses over 1,500 styles of frames from its in-house brands for both eyeglasses and sunglasses ranging from basic and functional to stylish and fashionable that suit every face’s shape and one’s taste.

Owndays offers a wide range of option lenses catered to different occasions and needs: Ultra Thin Multi-Coated lenses (thinner and lighter, cause less visual distortion compared to spherical lenses), Progressive lenses (offer a wider field of vision by providing vision support for near and far zones), Transition lenses (their color changes according to the amount of UV), PC lenses (protect eyes from harmful blue light emitted by computer and smart phone screens) and Color lenses (convert a chosen frame into a pair of sunglasses).

But all of its glasses are guaranteed ultra-thin and multi-coated, equipped with UV, anti- reflective, scratch-resistant and water repellent coating.

Unlike other optical shops, Owndays endeavors to provide the most comprehensive after-sales service offering free lifetime maintenance services such as screw tightening, personal fitting, frame adjustment, nose pad replacement and cleaning of lenses. Warranties are valid in Owndays shops worldwide.

Take good care of your eyes, while staying fashionable.