About Us

About The Visionary Optometrist

The Visionary Optometrists defines the optometry practice by the slogan – “I for an eye”. We believe that everyone has the right to sight and should be entitled to a professional and clinical service, regardless of their budget. For that reason we commence with a professional eye examination, inclusive of fundus photography, glaucoma screening and slitlamp examination. We do not believe in merely refracting the eye, but that every patient that walks through our doors, should be confident that they do not suffer from any ocular pathology or are at risk of pathology due to systemic conditions. For this reason we work closely with our private and government ophthalmologists. For those that need corrections to improve vision we offer a wide range of eyewear, from all-inclusive packages (examination, frame and lenses) to a very large designer range of frames (the practice stocks over a 1000 frames). We pride ourselves in something unique – hand painted frames and niche designed frame ranges that will leave you with a tailormade prescription. For our high-end prescription patients we offer high refractive index, surfaced lenses and our discerning spectacle wearers can enjoy lens additions such as anti-reflex coatings, blue control lenses, day and night tinting, hydrophobic lenses and hard coatings. 

We know that life is expensive and therefore consider the shortfalls in medical aids. Most medical aids do not pay for colour-changing tinting, that is why we offer these tints for free when you choose a new frame after a comprehensive eye-examination. We also aim to offer the patient a prescription within their medical aid benefits – for that reason we offer not only a wide selection of frames, but also a selection across the price spectrum covered by medical aids.  

Not everyone loves spectacles and that is why we fit a wide selection of contact lenses, correcting multi-focal corrections, astigmatism and even scleral lenses. We advise on the best suited solutions for your contact lens wear, whether monthly or disposable or daily. The Visionary is also one of the few practices that fit rigid gas permeable (hard) contact lenses and lenses for keratoconus. 

Our optometrists are qualified with diagnostic privileges. This means that we are able to anaesthetize the eye for foreign body removal, dilate the pupils for a wider field of view of the retina and perform cycloplegic refractions (refractions that are often used in children to determine the full refractive error). We have also performed advanced studies in diabetic retinopathy. As diabetes is a leading cause of blindness worldwide, we are able to assess your eye for any potential risk of diabetes. 

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