OWNDAYS is now in the Philippines

OWNDAYS, one of the largest optical chains from Japan call themselves the game-changers in the optical store business. One look at their wide open store concept, which allow customers to freely touch and try the frames, and you’ll see part of what they mean.

No glass cabinets and no need to wait for store staff to try out their selection of 20 in-house brands, all made in Japan.


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One of my personal favorites is the AIR Ultem collection which has amazing flexibility. After recently breaking a designer frame I had a few months ago, this makes me wish I had these on back then instead. It’s interesting to note that Ultem is the same material used to make spare parts of spacecrafts and airplanes. See the video demo I took at the store.



Another unique thing about OWNDAYS is their all-in-one price range of P2,900 to P6,990 that already includes the cost of the lenses. They just have a fixed add-on rate for other functionalities such as transition or progressive lenses.

They recently opened their 8th store in the Philippines, at Estancia Mall, in Capitol Commons. Other stores are located in Glorietta 2, Landmark Makati, Robinsons Place Manila, U.P. Town Center, Festival Mall, Landmark Trinoma and Uptown Mall.

Thanks for having me last week fresh from the airport. Sharing a few more snaps of friends I took with my trusty Sony A6000.

Good seeing a co-photographer and friend Mon Mangila!

Mari Jasmin and Janeena Chan

Alyssa Lapid


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