November 8, 2016 when OWNDAYS, one of the largest optical chains from Japan, launched another store at Estancia Mall. In attendance of Mr. Shuji Tanaka, the CEO of OWNDAYS, and Mr. Vohne Yao, Managing Director of Sungears Sales Inc., along with several VIP guests from the media.
During the launching event, I finally got to know more about the brand which is known for its quick “20-minute” processing time, 1,500 styles and “all-in-one” pricing system.
Starting from Php 2,900- Php 6,990 (lens included), the affordable yet high quality frames of OWNDAYS have gained huge local popularity leading to the opening of 8 locations as of the month. “We have hundreds of styles, but function is always at the heart of every pair,” shares Yao. “We have 20 brands under OWNDAYS, and each brand has its distinct characteristic.”
Reasons why OWNDAYS were game-changers in optical stores: Simple. OWNDAYS makes the price system simple and easy to understand – set prices include everything you need (frame + 1.60 to 1.67 high index aspheric/ultra thin lenses). Prices range from PHP 2,990 to PHP 6,990 and no additional fee for the aspheric/ultra thin lens regardless of the high grade.
Quick. Your time is important to OWNDAYS. Their practical knowledge, reliable skills and latest technology in retail optical lens edging enable them to complete your pair in as early as 20 minutes upon payment – except for special order lenses. OWNDAYS uses Nidek’s LE-1200, top-notch equipment from Japan, which offers faster grinding capabilities and results to a shorter cycle time and a high luster finish.
Valuable. OWNDAYS carries out research for enhanced functionality and quality on a daily basis with the aim of complying with the strict Japan Industrial Standards (JIS). Quality improvements and increased production efficiencies are achieved at overseas affiliated plants under the supervision of Japanese engineers. OWNDAYS lenses are aspheric/ultra thin and multi-coated equipped with UV, anti-reflective, scratch-resistant and water repellent coating. Aspheric/ultra thin lenses achieve less distortion and a thinner edge making your eyeglasses lighter and more comfortable.
Aside from offering more styles and higher quality, OWNDAYS provides in-store eye exams facilitated by their PRC Licensed Optometrists. They are also able to increase efficiency and improve patient care through their latest technology in electronic refraction.