Buying Contact Lenses online

Are you risking your vision by buying contact lenses online? Beware of the possible hazards to your eye health when ordering contact lenses online and skipping your contact lens examination.  Some of the complications of wearing contact lenses are corneal ulcers, Acanthamoeba Keratitis, infections, corneal abrasion and even blindness that can be avoided with regular […]

Makeup and Your Eyes

Love makeup, love your eyes too Most women love makeup for its magical, feature-enhancing capabilities, and of all the features to be amplified, the eyes are top of the agenda. Decked with mascara, eyeliner and eye shadow, eyes sparkle with beautiful boldness. But they can also get irritated, red and infected through poor makeup hygiene […]

Kids literacy

Literacy issues in kids? Focus on eyes Children experiencing problems with reading could be experiencing eye troubles. Problems with vision can affect reading, learning and overall performance at school. In South Africa, poor vision is impacting young people. A Cape Town University study shows that some 450 000 South African youths have problems with seeing, with […]

Buying eyewear? Ask for lens quality

Buying eyewear? Ask for lens quality When buying new glasses, people rely on the advice of their optometrists to make sure their choice is the right one. Indeed, the prescription must be correct to ensure optimal vision and visual comfort. However, there are stark differences in the quality of lenses and coatings available. With so […]

Part 2 – Strategies to help you thrive during lockdown

5 Strategies to help you thrive during lockdown. Part 2 This is part 2 of a three part blog written by Dr Lize Wolfaardt 6. Acceptance –  When faced with potential threat, our whole being is geared toward fight or flight, or if these aren’t possible, we tend to go into freeze, which is depression. […]

Optical coherence tomography (OCT)

We Change the way the world sees you! What Shape is your Face? The use of OCT technology enables Nettmann Optometrists to be able to fully customise each lens to the specific needs of the patient. With this machine we can accurately  set the gap that we want between the lens and the cornea . […]

Keratoconus and Scleral lenses

close up of an eye with a scleral contact lens

We Change the way the world sees you! Keratoconus and Scleral lenses Scleral lenses have become the worldwide lens of choice for treatment of Keratoconus , Corneal distortion , post refractive surgery and after Corneal Grafting . From their humble beginnings , Scleral lens designs have rapidly evolved and are now sophisticated and advanced with […]