October is Eye Awareness Month. According to the National Council for the Blind, over 45 million people around the world are blind and for every one blind person there are three to four people with low vision. Vision impairment affects everyone, so don’t let yourself be a statistic.  Let us open your eyes to five of the best optometrists around the Cape.

1. Specsavers

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Boasting more than 30 years of existence in South Africa, the company has bolstered its place as one of the best optometric service providers.  The company offers eye testing, frames, glasses, contact lenses and referrals.  Take a stride to the nearest Specsavers for a more sophisticated service.

Where: NationwideCape Town Station, Strand St, Cape Town, 8001
Contact: +2721 421 7123

2. Tygervalley Eye and Laser Center

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This centre offers a wide range of operations; from LASIK to iLASIK, cataract to retinal surgery. Go ahead and restore your vision at this affordable hospital. On top of their excellent service, the centre offers financial assistance to those who need it the most.

Where: 130 Edward Street, Bellville, 7530
Contact: +2721 910 0300

3. Cape Vision

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Cape Vision prides itself with friendly and efficient staff. At reasonable rates you are guaranteed the highest quality service. Medical aid is accepted. The hospital is operating under the auspices of Dr. Galloway who specializes in eye care and eye surgery.

Where: Remington House, 9 Sunninghill Rd, Wynberg, 7800, Cape Town
Contact: +27 21 761 0140

4. Cape Eye Hospital

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For all your ocular problems, take a ride to one of the best hospitals in town. Cape Eye Hospital performs a wide range of surgeries from cataract to eye trauma surgery. The hospital has the latest technology to give you the best eye care service. Book an appointment telephonically or by email.

Where: Cnr Oosterzee Road & DJ Wood Way, Bellville, Cape Town
Contact: +27 21 948 8884

5. Life Peninsula Hospital

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With contemporary theatres, furnished with state of the art equipment, your trip to this facility will never be wasted. Life Peninsula Hospital patients needing eye care are required to make an appointment with an ophthalmologist of their choice before visiting the hospital.  After the eye examination, the doctor may recommend further tests or treatment using their specialized equipment.

Where: Life Peninsula Eye Hospital, Wilderness Road, Claremont


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