What is an Optometrist?
An Optometrist is a Health Professional specializing in a range of professional eye-care services from visual screening and optometric consultation to advice on the purchase of appropriate lenses, frames and other optical aids. Optometrists are registered with the Health
Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).
Entrance 2, Ditton Avenue, Auckland Park
Tel: +27 (0)11 559 2603/ 2845
Fax: +27 (0)11 559 2091
2nd Floor Health Training Centre,
Sherwell Street, Doornfontein.
Tel: +27 (0)11 559 6493
Fax: +27 (0)11 559 6496
Besides general clinics, specialised clinics include Contact lenses, Low vision, Binocular vision, Paediatrics and Ocular Pathology clinics. Pre-arranged visual screening for schools and industry are offered off campus. Clinics are open from Monday to Friday but offer limited services during university holidays. Senior students under supervision generally provide the eye-care service. The option of consultation with a qualified optometry staff member is also available.
The contact details and operating times for the optometry clinics are as follows:
Contact Lens Clinic
13:00 - 15:00: New Consultations
15:00 - 17:00: Follow-up Consulations
Mondays / Wednesdays / Fridays
13:00 - 17:00
Mondays: 12:30, 14:30
Fridays: 8:30, 10:00, 12:30, 14:00
Low Vision Clinic
Mondays: 10:30 - 12:30
School and Industry Screenings
Pediatric Optometry, Binocular Vision and Contact Lens specialities
13:00 - 15:00: First Series
15:00 - 17:00: Second Series
13:00 - 17:00: Ocular Pathology
12:30 and 14:30: Binocular Vision
FeesVarious payment options exist and differ between campuses. ‘Budget’ range options of optical devices are offered to bona fide pensioners, students and unemployed persons where payment is generally on a cash basis.
Alternate options are available at the Doornfontein Campus for most medical aid patients where claims can be submitted directly.