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Randolph Engineering Sunglasses: The Ultimate Aviator?
29/09/2015

How many times have you seen amazing aviator sunglasses in action packed movies? Top Gun, American Sniper, The Expendables 3, Oblivion and many more Well what if I told you not all of them were Ray-Ban aviators?   Welcome to the world of Randolph Engineering   There are countless aviator styles out there, but only one Randolph Engineering. Built for the U.S. military in 1982, the RE Aviator not only met, but surpassed their...

Armand Aucamp comes for an eye exam
06/08/2015

We are blessed with some amazing friends, and Armand is no exception. He is an inspiration and all round great person...  Here he is see with Liscinda after his recent eye exam when he collected his new...

Do you know somebody in need? 
30/07/2015

Our non profit, Project Cat-Eye was set up to assist people that cannot afford eye care or glasses.  If you know anybody that you would like to assist, please send us the details. Unfortunately we cannot assist everybody, so please...

Meet Bekker The Boston 
29/07/2015

If you have visited our Meyersdal boutique recently, you may have met your new team member, Bekker Blaf. Bekker is a Boston Terrier. He is a sweet, friendy and fun little guy. He loves people, kids and sexy eyewear :-) After his morning runs, he lies down in the sun at the front door, and that is where he will stay for most of the day. If he is not there, look for him on the ottoman, tables, chairs and even the reception desk. Feel...

5 easy ways to choose the perfect glasses
09/07/2015

Okay, so you had your annual eye examination and it is time to get new glasses/spectacles/eyewear/specs-appeal. Whatever you call it, we are here to assist you in choosing the perfect pair of glasses. 5 ways to get the perfect frame   1~ The Look   Sophisticated, fun, chic, modern or vintage. What look do you want to go for? This is an important place to start, , it will help to narrow down your options when know the look you want. TIP:...

7 Questions answered about your kids vision
01/06/2015

Questions & Answers with Optometrist Werner Fourie When it comes to your children's vision, it is very difficult to get valuable feedback from them. Children with poor vision will not always complain as that is all they are used to and may not know any better.   If they don't tell you they have a problem, how would you know? Below are some questions many parents may have.   Question 1: Without good vision, my child can...

Coatings on spectacle lenses.
16/02/2015

Coatings on spectacle lenses. By Optometrist Werner Fourie So you went to your optometrist and had a comprehensive eye examination. Your refraction went well and you have your script for your new spectacles. Excitedly you also find your dream pair of frames you have been waiting for. Now you need to decide on lens designs and add-ons, like coatings and tints. In this article I will focus on lens coatings and hopefully make the choice less...

Why we love Etnia Barcelona eyewear
14/10/2014

About Etnia Barcelona They are an independent brand of eyewear who has created a wide range of colors, collections and designs for everyone who wants to express him- or herself beyond the cannons imposed by momentary and passing fashion and trends. Mission To offer a product with an intelligent design, made out of sustainable materials, with the best quality components and a great price. Because everyone has the right to wear some good glasses! ...

Customer of the Month- Happy-Boy Mnisi
14/10/2014

Name: Happy Boy Mnisi Nickname: Boyza During the day you can find me: Alberton rocking my new glasses And at night: At home rocking my new glasses I chose this pair of glasses because: I am a stylish guy and they match my style LOL If I could be stuck in an elevator with anyone, it would be: Actress Nia Long I would describe my personal style as: Modern classy Glasses are an amazing accessory because: They add element of cool to any style...

Get it -Joburg South Article- Eye Check
10/10/2014

Eye check 4 October 2014 In support of Eyecare Awareness month we asked advice from local optometrist Werner Fourie.   Q: I have heard that it is more harmful for your vision if you wear a pair of cheap sunglasses than not wearing sunglasses at all. Is this statement true? A: Let’s start by asking why we should be wearing proper sunglasses. We spend most of our summer days in the outdoors. This leaves us exposed to those bad UV rays for...

World Sight day- what a response!
10/10/2014

So yesterday 9 October 2014 we took part in World Sight day offering Free eye tests for the day. Needles to say that both practices was fully booked. Appointments started at 8 am and were very happy to see that everyone arrived as scheduled some even having time to enjoy a yummy cappuccino. World Sight Day (WSD) is an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October, to focus global attention on blindness and vision...

Eye Care Awareness Month Feature: Diabetes
01/10/2014

Have you ever imagined your life without vision? Not being able to see flowers, nor being able to experience a beautiful sunset? Eye Care Awareness Month is a South African initiative held annually in October to raise awareness around the importance of ocular heath, especially the prevention and treatment of avoidable blindness. This year we look at diabetes. We have all heard of the condition called diabetes mellitus, and most people know the...