A Passion for Vision, Hi-End Eyeglasses for a Better Life
Little Bobi, under the 2nd purple hat from the left
After being successfully fitted with some new eyeglasses, the man then asked what he would do when Bobi's father was no longer around to help him?. "My dad pointed at me and said when I am not around then you can get the world's best eyeglasses from him." So the seed was born, a seed that Bobi worked hard to nurture and grow. "When the other kids were out playing, I was always with my father asking questions, studying what he was doing." Since that moment, aside from a short spell at college, he could always be found alongside his father learning all he could.
Bobis father in the old days"I was working hard trying to help fix customers' problems, even working with doctors to help them to not just see better but to help retain people's vision for longer in life." As well as assisting his father to implement new techniques for fitting a lot of hi-end eyeglasses he also helped train his brothers and sister in the family business, setting up a system to teach them and ensure that they occupied the best position in the market. "If I am the world's best then they are definitely the 2nd best in the world," he half jokes. In fact, it was only 5 years ago, at the age of 37, that he finally decided he had done everything he could at the family store. So started the next phase of his life as he moved to be the world best advance progressive lenses trainer in Bangkok and worldwide.
Master Bobi in Advanced Progressive Lenses Training in Bangkok
A New Discovery
It was at around the same time that he first came across the invention that would change his life and his attitude to vision - progressive lenses. Whilst progressive lenses where actually first developed in the early 1900s, it is only in the last ten years or so that they have become a practical alternative to other types of lenses used in eyeglasses. In the past, anyone who was has problem seeing close up objects, say reading the newspaper, and also in focusing on distant objects would be forced into having two pairs of glasses, or alternatively adopting bi-focal lenses. However, developments to progressive lenses changed all that providing the wearers with a smooth transition from distance through intermediate to near, with all the in-between corrections included as well. The constant graduation of the prescription means that you can look up to see in the distance, look ahead to view your computer in the intermediate zone, and drop your gaze down to read all without having to concentrate or change glasses. Bobi still clearly remembers the first time he fitted progressive lenses for a client, a 60 year-old man who had previously used bi-focal glasses but was unhappy with the quality of vision they offered. "The results surprised us both; he said he felt young again because he could clearly see at all different distances with no effort." "I just thought wow, if progressive lenses can help people see like they are young again then I have to try and recommend them for everyone. I have to try to tell the world and help everyone to have a better life." So began a mission which he has pursued with an unyielding determination. "I made a decision to put all of my heart into progressive lenses. At the time a lot of people didn't know anything about them and there were a lot of very negative feedbacks relating to them from doctors and opticians. I didn't understand why because when I tried them they worked perfectly since the first time!"