My new sunglasses shaped as Hello Kitty and with my own prescription – I can’t stop looking at myself wearing them. One more reason for me to enjoy window shopping 🙂
My love for Hello Kitty goes back in time, and I always find ways to get some Hello Kitty item to carry with me or to keep at home. The idea of having sunglasses shaped as Hello Kitty crossed my mind at times. But I am shortsighted and I need to wear spectacles, or sunglasses with prescription. I didn’t know that it was possible to have my dream come true. Until…
My Love for Hello Kitty
When Mariah Carey made a fashion statement with Hello Kitty in the late 1990s, I was a small kid, but I was obsessed with the character. During my childhood, I wanted everything with Hello Kitty and my parents indulged me. I had pencils, pens and personal care products from Hello Kitty. As I grew older, I started looking at other things, Hello Kitty was always special. I never lost my love for the character and still looked for ways to incorporate it in my life. So, when I shifted to Singapore and needed spectacles, Hello Kitty spectacles were my first and only choice.
The Origins of Hello Kitty
Hello Kitty was created in 1974 by Sanrio, a Japanese company. The character first appeared on a coin purse designed for prepubescent and teen girls. However, in 1990s, when Hello Kitty character was exported to the US, it found its true calling. The character was marketed to children and adults, who remember it from their childhood. This laid the foundation for Hello Kitty products and today, adults like me are crazy about character and true fans would go out of their way to find products that bring this character back into their lives.
Making a Fashion Statement with Hello Kitty
When I was informed by the ophthalmologist that I needed prescription glasses, I knew that I had to make a fashion statement. After searching high and low the perfect spectacle frames, I decided I wanted Hello Kitty frames for my prescription glasses. I wanted to recapture the happiness of my childhood and also demonstrate my fashion flair with the spectacles. However, after searching high and low, I was completely despondent as no spectacle store in Singapore had the capability for customized spectacles. They did not have the right technology to customize the lenses to fit into the frame. It was disappointing, but I did not give up my search. I am glad I persevered. Finally I found a store that could allow me to make a fashion statement with my Hello Kitty customized spectacles.
Getting My Fashionable and Customized Hello Kitty Spectacles
I cannot praise Visio Optical, a trendy spectacle store in Singapore, enough. Not only was I impressed with their wide choice of spectacles and sunglasses, but also their expertise in customizing sunglass lenses to suit my prescription. I could not contain my excitement. I knew I had found the spectacle store that would be able to help me get my Hello Kitty spectacles.
Visio Optical has cutting-edge technology to cleanly and precisely cut lenses so that they can fit into any frame design without a hassle. As a diehard Hello Kitty fan, that was exactly what I needed. Visio Optical had a whole lot of Hello Kitty frames with the iconic bow attached to the side of the frame. I fell in love with the frames and bought six in different colors. Yes, I am that crazy about Hello Kitty! I wanted a color for every outfit and the six colored frames blended well with my wardrobe.
While speaking to the friendly staff at Visio Optical, I figured out that they also encouraged customers to design their own spectacles. Immediately, I had an epiphany. As a design your own spectacles service, Visio Optical encouraged customers to draw a shape on paper and they had the technology and expertise to reproduce the design. I decided to draw Hello Kitty character to see if Visio Optical could fulfil my ultimate dream. To my amazement, the lady behind the counter smiled and said it would be done.
After leaving behind my prescription, I was asked to return the following day. With a lot of anticipation and trepidation I stepped into Visio Optical the next day. I thought the store was pulling a fast one on me. After all, no other optical lens store in Singapore had this capability. But, I have to say that my skepticism was laid to rest.
The store had created the perfect outline of Hello Kitty lenses and attached the nosepads, hinges and cable temple to the lenses to create a functional and iconic Hello Kitty customized spectacles. I whooped with joy. It was hard to believe it! I finally had a customized Hello Kitty eyeglasses, something I always wanted but could have with by 6/6 vision. Now, in mid life, my dream had come true. Besides the Hello Kitty frames with customized lenses, I had Hello Kitty spectacles. What more could I ask for?
Visio Optical Made My Dream Come True
I have always been a big Hello Kitty fan, but to be able to wear Hello Kitty spectacles was unimaginable. However, Visio Optical in Singapore made my dream come true. I cannot thank the store enough. I also thought that the whole design your own spectacles (sunglasses) concept was magnificent. It gave hardcore fans like an opportunity to sport spectacles that otherwise would not have been possible.
Visio Optical has the capability to design any shape. Customers just have to draw the shape or bring in a picture and they will never leave the store disappointed. From personal experience, I can say that if you are looking for customized spectacles or customized lenses, Visio Optical should be your go-to optical store in Singapore. The technology, expertise and professionalism are par excellence.
Today, thanks to Visio Optical, I wear my customized Hello Kitty lenses with panache, and when I want to be quirky yet trendy, I don the Hello Kitty frames with their cute bows. My spectacles are a hit with my friends. Many strangers on the road give me a second look and they smile; some have even stopped and asked me where I got my spectacles. I proudly proclaim: Visio Optical. So, if you are like me and want customized spectacles (or sunglasses), do not think twice about visiting Visio Optical. You will be able to get customized lenses to suit any frame, or you can go frameless and enjoy standing out in a crowd. I know I did with my fascinating Hello Kitty spectacles!
Now image the pleasure of wearing Hello Kitty sunglasses, while eating a Hello Kitty burger at the Hello Kitty café at Changi airport!
Where to find it
- Visio Optical
- 43 Holland Drive 01-67
- Singapore 270043
- Tel: +65 – 6776 0052
- Website: www.visiooptical.com
- Monday to Saturday: 9:30-20:00
- Sunday & Public Holiday: 10:00-18:00