Quality Eye wear at affordable prices
at Eyesave Optometrists
Eyesave Optometrists strive to source the best quality eye wear and aim to be at the forefront of the latest developments in eye care and products. We combine personal service with professional expertise to deliver eye care that you and your family deserve.
Eyesave Optometrist offers the latest in lens technology providing their clients with options of Single vision, Bi focal and Multi focal lenses. Quality anti-reflective coatings provide protection from artificial light, perfect for night driving and computer users. We provide lighter and thinner materials so your lenses look as good as your frames do.
Single vision lenses are prescribed if you need correction for one field of vision, either for distance, intermediate (computer), or items up close (near vision). Single vision has the same optical focal point or correction over the entire area of the lens.
Bifocal eyeglasses in which each lens is made up of two segments of different refractive powers, or strength. Generally, the upper part of the lens is used for ordinary or distant vision, and the smaller, lower section for near vision, for close work such as reading or sewing.
A Multifocal lens is a lens that contains two or more prescriptions for correcting vision at different distances. These include bifocals, trifocals, progressives and special occupational lenses. Multifocals are designed to help people see well at various distances, especially as they age.
Testing and Assesments
Visual Acuity Tests
Among the first tests performed in a comprehensive eye exam are visual acuity tests that measure the sharpness of your vision. These usually are performed using a projected eye chart to measure your distance visual acuity and a small, hand-held acuity chart to measure your near vision.
Early detection, through regular and complete eye exams, is the key to protecting your vision from damage caused by glaucoma. A complete eye exam includes five common tests to detect glaucoma.It is important to have your eyes examined regularly. Your eyes should be tested: before age 40, every two to four years from age 40 to age 54, every one to three years from age 55 to 64, every one to two years after age 65, every six to 12 months. Anyone with high risk factors should be tested every year or two after age 35.
A Comprehensive Glaucoma Exam. To be safe and accurate, five factors should be checked before making a glaucoma diagnosis: Tonometry, Ophthalmoscopy, Perimetry, Gonioscopy, Pachymetry
Regular glaucoma check-ups include two routine eye tests: tonometry & ophthalmoscopy
Screening for drivers licence
The screening is done free of charge Instead of waiting in long queues, you can have your screening conducted by an optometrist The screening does not replace a full eye examination. It will, however, reveal any potential problems you may have before you renew your driver’s licence.You will receive an official certificate stating that you have had your vision screened by an optometrist. The certificate indicates the condition of your vision and will be accepted by the licensing departments.
Screening for skippers licence
All candidates for the Skipper Coastal and Skipper Offshore ≥9m are required to pass the prescribed SAMSA letter and lantern test which are carried out at certain SAMSA offices. All other candidates attempting the examinations as specified are required to produce an eyesight test certificate issued either by a SAMSA office, or an optometrist who is a member of the South African Medical Association.
Contact Lens Assessment
In your first appointment you will have an eye health assessment which usually takes around forty minutes to an hour. It is particularly important that the tissue covering the front of your eyes (cornea) is deemed healthy. This is because contact lenses are placed over this area. Contact Lens Fitting Once you’re cleared for wearing contact lenses by your optometrist, eye measurements will be taken. After discussing the different options available to you, a particular contact lens will be recommended. This will range from daily disposables, fortnightly wear, monthly wear and extendend wear (sleep-in) contact lenses. You will most likely be provided with a trial set at this point so you can give your new lenses a test run.
Contact Lens Training – Insertion, Removal & Care
Either immediately following your contact lens fitting, or a day or two later, one of your optometrist’s staff members will take you through the process of how to insert, remove and care for your contact lenses.
St Georges Mall, Kenilworth, Grassy Park, Bluedowns, Mitchells Plain, Atlantis and Eersterivier, all in the Western Cape.
Free eye test for all pensioners every day of the week
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