Our History: How It All Began

Our founder, Jimmy, first started out in an ophthalmic lens factory in 1971, where he honed his skills in the art of lens glazing. He went on to set up his own lens workshop from 1976 to 1980 to glaze and deliver lenses to retail stores and eyewear suppliers across the island. After gaining a deeper understanding of the optical supply chain, Jimmy decided to open his first retail store in 1980, as he hoped to make premium eyewear accessible to the general public. 

The Raylite journey began in 1985 when Jimmy was determined to open a fully-equipped optical practice with a strong emphasis on quality eyewear and customer service. Deeply passionate about eyewear, Jimmy would embark on trips to Italy, the US and Japan to source for unique eye pieces to import to the shores of Singapore. He has always been excited to introduce both renowned and indie eyewear frames to his customers.

Today, Raylite Optical carries over 3000 frame designs, from more than 35 popular eyewear brands. Our qualified eye care professionals work closely with leading ophthalmic lens companies to provide a wide range of customised lens solutions for your unique vision needs. 

Jimmy Tan

Our Founder.

With over 45 years of experience in the optical trade, Jimmy is dedicated towards providing quality eye care services and ensuring customer satisfaction.

Tampines East, Singapore

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Our Products


We are an authorised retailer for leading brands such as Ray-Ban, Oakley, Prada, Gucci, Tom Ford, Tiffany & Co, Montblanc, MCM and more! 

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Ophthalmic Lenses

We work with leading lens companies to provide a wide suite of lens solutions for our clients. Consult with our eye care professionals to learn more.

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Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are considered a medical device in Singapore and have to be dispensed by a registered optometrist at our retail store. 

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