Tested: Isoptik : The Hi-End Eyeglasses Centre
For anyone encountering eyesight problems, finding the right pair of glasses is essential. Beyond the desire to look as good as iconic eyeglass-wearers such as John Lennon or Johnny Depp, the essential need is for clear and sharp vision.
ISOPTIK : The Hi-End Eyeglasses Centre, located on the second floor of AIA Capital Centre building on Bangkok’s busy Ratchadapisek Road, is renowned for its optometry services accompanied by unmatched hospitality. However, if you expect to have your glasses made in 15-30 minutes, you will be surprised. Here, the process of measuring eyesight and creating the glasses takes about two hours, so you are advised to make an appointment to avoid queuing.
The surprising level of service begins on entering the centre. You are welcomed with a hot or cold beverage of your choice – from Iced Latte to Macchiato. Stepping into the spacious and elegant surroundings feels like walking into a jewellery shop, with hundreds of eyepieces on display.
The first 30 minutes are dedicated to recording your personal information. Are you a sportsperson, a surgeon, or do you work at a computer screen? All activities, lifestyles, and behaviors are recorded as basic personal data before analysing your vision.
Next, the ophthalmologist will spend 30 minutes assessing the health of your eyes. Then comes the eye-measuring process, which takes about the same length of time. In the adjacent white room, new and hygienic devices guarantee precision through every step of the examination process. Your chin and forehead are carefully aligned with machines to analyse your vision for colour perception, focusing, and blurry points.
The final step involves trying the lens and selecting the perfect frame for your very own personalised pair of Ultra Individual 3D Smart Progressive lenses. The quality of your new ISOPTIK eyeglasses is guaranteed by the national product of the year awards.
As the second-generation high-end eyeglass maker Somboon Numtipjuntacharern, aka Master Bobi, the visionary behind ISOPTIK, once said: “You need a pair of glasses that seamlessly align with your body and mind as one.”
His journey in progressive eyeglass-making has made profound impacts, both on himself and on ISOPTIK wearers.
ISOPTIK : The Hi-End Eyeglasses Centre 89 AIA Capital Centre building, 2nd floor, Din Daeng, Bangkok, +66 (0) 86 565 5711, www.isoptik.com