Welcome to The Optical Centre

A warm and welcoming smile supported by committed professionalism has been the hallmark of South Africa’s Optical Centre and its highly trained optometrists for the past 40 years.

We have been caring for South Africans of all ages for nearly half a century and we have consistently achieved the highest standards in eye care by using the latest technology – and by building an A League team of highly qualified optometrists, optical dispensers, optical mechanics, social workers, and remedial therapists, with friendly, on-the-ball receptionists as our frontline staff! Read More »


Recent Articles

  • Study: Fish Oil Keeps Brain Young - Older women with higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood had slightly less brain shrinkage than women with low fatty acid levels in a new study. The results may suggest that omega-3s protect the brain from the loss of volume that happens with normal aging and is seen more severely in people with […]
  • Study finds thermal massager effective treatment for dry eye - Br J Ophthalmol. 2014;98(1):46-51.doi: 10.1136/bjophthalmol-2013-303742In a study that evaluated the safety and efficacy of a thermal massager in comparison to artificial tears for the treatment of dry eye syndrome, Lee and colleagues concluded that thermal massage was effective and safe in improving dry eye. The British Journal of Ophthalmology reported that 95 patients with dry […]
  • Recipe for Potato Latkes With Sour Cream and Red Salmon Caviar - Potato Latkes With Sour Cream and Red Salmon Caviar Hannakah is not complete without latkes and they are way too good to only serve during one December holiday. We prefer the Los Angeles Times classic recipe that serves 10 to 12 for any festive brunch. Ingredients: 6 large baking potatoes, peeled 3 onions 4 eggs, […]
  • Grain Free Granola - Grain-free Granola recipe Make this energy booster breakfast on the weekend to enjoy during the week. This granola has a high protein content due to the nuts and seeds. It is also high in good fats for slow-release energy. Recipe: 2 cups sliced almonds 2 cups coconut flakes 1 cup raw sunflower seeds 1 cup […]
  • 3 Surprising ways that Diet Sodas can Harm your health - Millions of Americans rely on artificial sweeteners to minimize their sugar intake. And really, who can blame them? Sugar has absolutely no nutritional value and can be downright dangerous. In fact, the over-consumption of sugar can be blamed for countless health conditions ranging from diabetes and heart disease to cavities and obesity (and let’s not […]
  • We urge parents to be aware of changes to children’s sight - WITH THANKS TO THE COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRISTS We urge parents to be aware of changes to children’s sight 21 February 2013 Return to news listings Our new report, published today, reveals almost one in 10 parents (9%) can’t remember the last time their child went for a sight test or believe it has been over […]
  • Really? On a Cloudy Day, Your Eyes Can Be Sunburned - By ANAHAD O’CONNOR Anahad O’Connor tackles health myths. THE FACTS Take it from Anderson Cooper: Always wear shades. Last week, Mr. Cooper, a CNN anchor, described an unusual experience that left him temporarily blind. On an overcast day, Mr. Cooper, sans sunglasses, was filming a news segment on the water off the coast of Portugal. […]
  • Paleo intervention recipes - Thank you to Hannahnutrition for providing us with the following recipies. Paleo Granola Bars by hannahnutrition I think pasta is actually really easy to modify for a paleolithic diet. Noodles are just a vessel for sauce, after all, and there are plenty of wonderful vegetables that can do this job very well. The classic substitution […]
  • From the desk of Hannah Kaye - It’s Summer: Get Up. Get Out. Be Healthy! Following fast in the footsteps of my Paleo blog last month, research in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease has found that seniors who follow a high-carbohydrate diet are nearly four times as likely to develop mild cognitive impairment, especially if their food intake is high in sugar. […]
  • Iron: A double edged sword - Iron is essential for cell survival and function; yet excess iron is toxic to cells. It plays a major role in hemoglobin function (moving oxygen around the body), cellular energy generation, and destroying invading microorganisms. It also aids in biological function of enzymes. When our iron levels are too low we feel weak and tired. […]