We revisit the approach by Cao et al. that uses a fixed-structure control law to find stabilizing static output feedback gains for linear time-invariant systems. By performing singular value decomposition on the output matrix, together with similarity transformations, we present a new stabilization method. Unlike their results that involve a difficult modified Riccati equation whose solution is coupled with other two intermediate matrices that are difficult to find, we obtain Lyapunov equations. We present a convergent algorithm to solve the new design equations for the gains. We will show that our new approach, like theirs, is a dual optimal output feedback linear quadratic regulator theory. Numerical examples are given to illustrate the effectiveness of the algorithm and validate the new method.