Frequently Asked Questions
- You should preferably have a full visual examination every two years.
- Children should idealy have a visual examination prior to entering school.
- Diabetics and glaucoma patients should be having regular examinations, preferably every year.
You will need a full visual screening examination after which you will be provided with an saoa completed form by the optometrist which you can hand in at the Traffic Department. It is important to ensure you bring your ID or current drivers licence.
Appointments are preferable, but we will attend to patients whom walk in.
There are many different lenses, different materials, designs and lens enhancements. These will include single vision, bifocal, multifocal, office and contact lenses. It would also include plastic, glass, high refractive index, and trilogy materials. The optometrist will advise you after examination regarding these various options that are available and what are the best in your particular case.
There are many specialized lens enhancements. These include photochromatic tints (lenses that change darker outdoors), hard coatings, anti reflex coatings, fixed tints, polarized tints, blue control and many others. There are various lens materials such as plastic, high refractive index plastic (for thinner lenses) and trilogy (impact resistant lenses).
These are various names given to a new computer assisted digitally enhanced manufacturing process of lenses. Radue Optometrists has established its own manufacturing plant which uses this technology.
No. You will require a full contact lens evaluation to determine if you are suitable to wear contact lenses.
The costs of contact lenses varies depending on the type of contact lenses that are compatible with your eyes. In order to determine the costs one first needs to have a full contact lens evaluation.
The cost of any spectacles depends on the products chosen and prescribed. Radue Optometrists offers excellent, affordable and cost competitive package deals for single vision, bifocal and multifocal spectacles for patients whom would like to restrict the costs. We also offer branded frames and lenses for those patients wishing to purchase a more upmarket product.
Radue Optometrists accept all medical aids. Your medical aid benefit and choice of product will determine whether your spectacles are fully covered or whether you will need to pay in.
No. That is fraud.
No, you may not get over the counter sunglasses on medical aid. In certain cases medical aid may pay for prescription sunglasses when required for a specific ocular condition.
Yes. Lay-byes are widely used in our network of practices.
You may pay by cash, lay-bye, credit or debit card, Edcon or Jet cards.