Essilor OptiFog lens, no more foggy moments


Lens fogging is common everywhere. In humid Singapore, when there is a sudden change in temperature, fogging will occur (due to condensation).

Some day to day examples will be sipping of coffee, or when we alight from an aircon bus. When parents are cooling down after chasing the kids, our breathing will cause lens fogging again.

Look at Essilor’s video clip for more fogging scenarios.

Now, the kids might find it cute for Daddy to be “blind”, but Daddy finds it an inconvenience. You cannot do anything until the fog wears off. When Daddy knew about Essilor’s new OptiFog len, he was curious about how lens fogging can be minismised.

Essilor has made a spacial anti-fog lens, they call it OptiFog. Together with a special solution (Activator), Essilor claim it takes only three steps for anti-fogging effect to last for one week !
To be practical. that one week claim is only possible if you do not clean your lens.
Yes, only if you leave the stain and smudge on your lens :p

Daddy chose a half-frame to go with his new lens. In addition to anti-fog, Essilor’s len come with features like anti-glare and anti-scratch too.

After collecting his new specs and lens, Daddy went to Pulau Semakau for some nature adventures. His new lens did not disappoint, there was no fogging for one whole day! You can perspire, you can go in and out of aircon coaches, or navigate the forest walk, no more fogging Yeah !

For our fans and friends, they know Sengkang’s Babies are super active. We enjoy running in our parks, and now with OptiFog, Daddy can safely say lens fogging will no longer be an obstacle to Fun (hello Starfish) !

Daddy would like to thanks the nice people at Vibescomm for giving Daddy an opportunity to review the OptiFog lens. More information is available at
OptiFog lens will be available at leading opticians.

By the way, Daddy is sure this barbie-cooking scenario will not be happening soon :p

Photography Insights

Recently, I got the opportunity to hear two photographers share their profession, dedication, and passion. We have an insight on how gurus make their decisions, their motivations, and their beliefs.

One theme came through from both photographers, Sincerity and Simplicity.

Tay Kay Chin
He keeps emphasising about being truthful to ourselves, follow our heart, and identifying our objectives. Kay Chin’s photos make you pause, wonder, and try to figure out the story behind.

He shared why photographing your own family might be the most challenging assignment.
You cannot be objective, you cannot be detach from emotions.
He was sharing this in the context of bereavement, when he was “in charge” of capturing and documenting death, while family members mourn.

We could feel Kay Chin’s hearfelt pain when he describe how he could not comprehend the loss of his dad. I was touched when he shows us how he document his nephew last few months with his terminally-ill dad. Maybe I am a parent, a father, I cannot, but feel sad, that such a small child would soon lose his father’s love, forever 🙁

Kay Chin reminded us not to assume that people do not want to remember sad espisodes. In fact, his relatives were grateful that he was there to document their moment of anguish.

Other pointers
Kay Chin showed us some blur photos. His point was photographs (sharp and blur) capture the moment and sometimes, milestone. As long as Photos can freeze a moment, or trigger some emotions, it is a good photo !

We did not hear talk about techniques or hardware performance from Kay Chin, when he critiques your photo, he wants to see your sincerity and heart.

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Danny Santos II
Photography is Danny’s passion, and he became super famous after his Orchard-Strangers series. I prefer his wet rainy album. Maybe it is unconventional, maybe it is the pedestrian’s vulnerability, or the unpredictable weather. I just love the Rainy photos.

Street photography is very challenging, as you need to be thick-skin to ask strangers to pose for you. Frankly, if someone ask me to pose, I would feel awkward and smile wryly infront of the lens. Look at his “strangers portfolio“, every pair of eyes look so soulful.

Besides capturing strangers, Danny has recently started a project to photoshoot local families. We were so honoured to have Danny with us on Sunday afternoon, over 20 to 30min, he got our kids to run up and down, make silly poses and facial expressions.

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SengkangBabies is recommending Danny to families because :
– He is not charging for his professional service. Yes, Free !

– Danny gives you 100% commitment ! We were his fifth family on a Sunday, but he still work his charm on the kids, even when he was drenched in perspiration

– Danny will let you keep 5 photos and one digital print
– every house needs a family photo
– we love his awesome portfolio

Email Danny at for an appointment.

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Credit. Above group photo credit to Belinda

–> Do drop by Geng Hui’s blog for his interpretation of Kay Chin’s knowledge-sharing session