Our grateful Hon. Hasnain S. A. Kazmi has provided service of visual aids for over two decades of his life. With the principle of righteousness and the capacity of self determination he found excellence in precision. Although sadly now he has retired from the service permanently.
Mr. Kazmi started his career right after his studies in medicine and optometry. He founded his first establishment at Mazgaon Mumbai and named it Hollywood Opticians successfully with hard work and complete attention to his work, training his staff about, dispensing eye glasses and attentive customer service it wasn’t too long that Hollywood opticians become a well known brand for eye glasses with multiple outlets at Clare Road, Hans Road and Khar West.
Unfortunately due to lack of support from some ungrateful staffs and regular misplacement of the stores income Mr. Kazmi was forced to shut down the business due to mutiny.
“Kazmi never liked to fire his staffs, he always believed a man can be trained with kindness. He never scolded them no matter what… They took advantage of this and sadly it was over.”
– Dr. Siddiqui Shafique
“It wasn’t Kazmi who lost a business, it were the staff that lost a mentor.”
– Dr. Shaikh Imdad
Every man has his codes and he believes to always start something new with a fresh name.
“He sat in front of us fifteen days after shutting down Hollywood and said he’s starting a new business.”
– Dr. Ansari Zaki
It was surprising already but Hon. Kazmi said ” I’m going to name it ‘Vision Hunt!”. There it was, just after weeks of a major shut down he opened a local optician at 7 bungalows, Andheri(W), Mumbai. Vision Hunt was an amazing foundation with international brands from designer to luxury with a high esteem clientele. The clients loved the luxury environment and the service provided at Vision Hunt. The perfection in eye tests, before time delivery of lenses produced around the globe and the knowledge of the products purchased gave Vision Hunt a distinction.
“He had the customers any optician could only dream of.”
– Dr. Ansari Shadab
After running the business successfully Hon. Kazmi sold away all his entities, helped other opticians to stabilize their businesses and finally retired.
While he made the decision of permanently retiring he was asked of why didn’t he produce anything while his friends, colleagues and competitors have grown their own businesses.
He replied, “I created my son.”
Kazmi (Syed Moosi Kazmi) was trained under the guidance of his father Hon. Hasnain S. A. Kazmi from his very childhood. His curiosity to learn more and more made him his father’s successor.
He studied his Bachelor of Science in Optometry from Mumbai, trained under his father’s friends at their clinics and eventually went to Dubai, United Arab Emirates for further brand and product knowledge. There he gained wisdom from business tycoons, directors of massive optical retail outlets and distributors, CEOs and chairpersons of Luxury retail and European trainers from Designer eyewear manufacturers.
“Syed (Kazmi) is like my child, his knowledge at such a young age is mind-blowing.”
–Director of a massive optical chain across the GCC.
It is the precision of the optician that depends upon the perfection of your eyeglasses. There are a number of characteristics that affect your visual comfort, not only the accuracy in vision but also the comfort of the aid is what matters.
Your optician must have a 3 year diploma or a 4 year degree in Optometry by a Govt. certified University.
Who do you trust your eyes with?
Here at Kazmi we only allow trained professionals in dispensing optics or qualified Optometrists to provide you with your suitable eyeglasses that fulfils your requirements. We believe in providing abundant knowledge of every eye piece to our prestigious customers so that they can select one according to their needs. Our commitment is to provide not only optical guidance but also fashion and trend assistance. Unlike many other opticians, our stocks are well maintained with only the latest products and models which are updated regularly.
We are very particular about the products we sell as they are produced around the globe and each model has its own quality. Therefore, every product has to go from a series of quality checks before it reaches the hands of our customers.
FREE EYE TEST FOR NOW AND FOREVER
Kazmi believes that performing eye tests is a community service and it must be free at all our stores.
“People have a right to see, it is our duty to provide it.. it is the most beautiful thing when you can make someone see clearly.”
Syed Moosi Kazmi
The basic function of an eyewear is to provide you clear comfortable vision. There are a number of Visual Aids such as Corrective eyeglasses, corrective contact lenses as well as tinted sun glasses.
Visual Aids provide optical corrections for myopic, hyperopic, presbyopic and astigmatic patients for them to see clearly, apart from which there are tinted sunglasses that protect the eyes from excessive light.
How Corrective Lenses Work?
Corrective lenses are designed to focus misleading light rays on your cornea which then refract from the cornea through the pupil again refract by the crystalline lens onto your retina.
Your optical aid refracts (bends) the light rays to the degree (your power) required given your condition.
The prescription is based on the degree to which light rays are refracted and is measured in diopters.
Therefore, the higher the prescription means greater refraction and thicker lenses. It is further classified into plus and minus lens.
A measurement of 5.0 diopters for a nearsighted person (minus lens) will have -5.0 diopters in his prescription.
Here is how corrective lenses work for different refractive errors.
Myopia (Near-sightedness or short-sightedness) – a condition of the eye where light focuses in front of, instead of on, the retina. This causes distant objects to be blurry while close objects appear normal.
Farsightedness (also known as hyperopia) – a condition of the eye in which light is focused behind, instead of on, the retina. This results in close objects appearing blurry, while far objects may appear normal. As the condition worsens, objects at all distances may be blurry.
Astigmatism – a type of refractive error in which the eye does not focus light evenly on the retina. This results in distorted or blurred vision at all distances. Other symptoms can include eyestrain, headaches, and trouble driving at night. If it occurs early in life it can result in amblyopia. The correction of cylinder lenses is used to create multiple focus points so that the image lands on one single point instead of multiple spots around the retina.
Presbyopia – a condition associated with aging of the eye that results in progressively worsening ability to focus clearly on close objects. Symptoms include difficulty reading small print, having to hold reading material farther away, headaches, and eyestrain. Different people will have different degrees of problems. Other types of refractive errors may exist at the same time as presbyopia. Reading glasses are prescribed for presbyopics or as we recommend presbiopic patients to use Progressive Addition Lens (PAL) for their comfort in viewing objects on all distances through one lens.
There are three main types of corrective visual aids. Eyeglasses, contacts and intraocular lenses.
Its body structure includes a body frame that holds two pieces of lenses together, two hands named temples which grab on to your ears and its body sits on the bridge which is placed on your nose.
Types of Eyeglasses:
- Mono-focal – It only has one focal point. Helps wearer to either see things near or far. It may be for distance or reading.
- Bi-focal – Mainly for presbyopes. The lens is divided into two segments which offers distance viewing on the top and near vision on the smaller lower segment. You can see visible lines depicting the division of sight distance.
- Trifocal – Allows three different visions. Far (movie in a cinema), intermediate (using computer) and near (sewing). (discontinued)
- Progressive Addition Lens (PAL) – Offers the same functionality like bifocal and trifocal lenses but allows smoother transition between the focal points. No visible line to separate the different prescription.
- Aspheric lenses — For people who want to look good (not wanting to look as if they are wearing magnifying glasses). These are thinner than most other types of lenses.
- Plano lenses – these lenses have no degree of power. They’re basically just clear sheets of glass or plastic. Used in accessory glasses or to protect the eyes from the rays (blue light) from a screen (monitor,tv). These are also called ‘computer glasses with zero power.’
These corrective lenses are worn on the eyes instead. They are usually made of silicon or silicon hydrogel.
Contact lenses come in:
- Daily Disposable – Worn once and discarded at the end of a day.
- Monthly Disposable– Lasts 15 days- 30 days once removed from the blister/bottle according to their make. They can be worn for 8-10 hours then stored in sterile solution.
- Conventional or Yearly Lenses – These are one pair that lasts a year. They can be worn for 8-10 hours then stored in sterile solution.
- Multi-focal – It provides distance and near vision but are available to limited powers. These are Monthly disposable.
- Toric contact lens – Provide accurate vision for astigmatism. They are available in both Conventional as well as Monthly Disposable.
Corrective lenses are indeed one of the greatest creation in human’s history.
It had saved many people from permanent blindness and helped people with severe refractive errors to see again.
Due to all these factors we recommend you to select your optician before selecting your eyewear. Human eye is the most sensitive part of the body, your optician should be qualified to treat it. Mishaps often lead to permanent blindness.
Here we stand to create a revolution in India to STOP the practice of dispensing eyeglasses, contact lenses and performing of Visual Acuity Tests (Eye Test) by unqualified individuals which have no knowledge or Degree of Optometry. Sign the petition! Get rid of them as incompetence can cost you an eye.