Infantile/Congenital (present within 6 months since birth, treatment is usually surgical)
Accommodative (refractive, non-refractive, mixed – usually manifests at age 2-3 years, treatment is usually corrective glasses)
Monday to Friday: 08:00 to 17:30 | Weekends/Public Holidays: CLOSED
55 Riebeeck Street Worcester 6850
Call Us On: 066 288 6486
At Jan de Winnaar Optometrists, we diagnose, treat (within the scope of optometry), and/or refer ocular emergencies when indicated.
Where indicated Mr de Winnaar refers to Ophthalmology for further treatment and care.
Our eye care services include: Foreign Body, Glaucoma, Eyelid Disorders, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Hypertensive Eye Disease, Dry Eye & Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye), Corneal Issues & Retinal Problems, and Refractive & Cataract Surgery Co-Management.
Jan de Winnaar Optometrists, through their clinical training, education, and experience, have the means to provide primary eye care and vision services to children. Paediatric comprehensive eye examinations are advised as follows: 6 months, 3 years, 5 years (just before school going year). The most common vision problems in children are: Strabismus/Squint, Amblyopia, and Refractive Errors such as Myopia and Hypermetropia and corneal disorders.
It is important to protect your eyes from both visible sunlight and potentially dangerous, invisible, ultraviolet light. Sunglasses that block 85% of the light will still enable you to see well on a bright day, yet protect your eyes ability to dark adapt. Sunglasses come in varying styles and colours. No matter what type of sunglass you purchase, you need to ensure that the glasses block both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB). UVB can possibly cause cataracts, primarily affecting the lens of the eye. UVA has been linked to possible changes of the retina and also is associated with common sunburn. It is a good idea to have a UV-blocking coating placed on all of your glasses, to ensure that you have continuous protection.