P earl Vision Optics was launched by Kannada actor Shivraj Kumar a couple of months ago. The man behind the store — Venkatesh K., an optometrist/refractionist — started the Pearl Vision Optics in Carmel Complex, in Geddalahalli, on Hennur Main Road, because there was no optical showroom in this area. His cosy shop is stylishly done and offers a wide range of frames, lenses and sunglasses. He started this place with his sister Sushma, who manages the whole show. Pearl Vision Optics offers computerised eye testing and “if the customer also buys the glasses from our showroom, then the eye testing is free,” adds Venkatesh.
The range of frames start at Rs. 300 upwards. There are frames from the local brands as well as known ones like Elle, Henry Jullien, Espirit, Puma, Silhouette, Tommy Hilfiger, Ray-Ban and so on.
“Apart from me there are also other trained refractionists who will be available for eye testing and consultation,” adds Venkatesh.
The lenses on offer include the Essilor Crizal anti-glare range. “This one offers more clarity and starts at Rs. 1,800 upwards,” explains Venkatesh.
The others that share the shelf with this range are contact lens from Johnson & Johnson, Bausch & Lomb etc.
“We also have contact lens that come in the range of daily wear and weekly wear. We also have cosmetic contact lenses,” adds Venkatesh. “We have around 100 new styles of frames,” beams the man behind the store as he shows off the polarised range of sunglasses. These start at Rs. 450.
There are also sunglasses from Tommy Hilfiger, Ray-Ban, Killer Loop and so on. “Some of them provide you with 100 per cent UV protection,” assures Venkatesh. “The speciality is the rimless frame that starts at Rs. 8,000 and we offer the customer a one-year guarantee on select frames,” he adds.
To popularise his outlet Venkatesh has come up with offers where the customer can look forward to winning gifts. The bumper prize winner will be announced for Ugadi in March 2012.
The store is open from 9.30 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. and can be contacted on 28444666.
SHILPA SEBASTIAN R.