World of Vision Optometrists was established as Spectacle Warehouse Lifestyle Centurion, in April 2008.  Owner managed since then by Yda van der Post and James Stokes.

Since inception, we take great pride in our clinical expertise as Optometrists, with a special interest in Children’s vision, Sports vision and contact lenses, delivering exceptional eye care.

Enhancing our clinical expertise is our massive selection of frames and sunglasses in a wide range of prices.  We pride ourselves on having the widest selection of children’s frames in Centurion.

Our on-site Optical laboratory is fitted out with the latest technology in lens manufacturing, lens fitting and spectacle repairs.  We keep a huge stock of uncut spectacle lenses and can make a variety of prescriptions the same day. Especially with emergency or urgent repairs and replacements in mind.

We accept most medical aids and have VisionWise cash offers and payment options when your medical aid has run out.

Meet our team

The people who will make you see the world in colour again

James Stokes

James Stokes

Optical Dispenser / Owner

James Stokes has qualifications in both the business and Optometric facets of the firm. During his 22 years in the industry, he has come to realise the importance of getting to the real need of the patient and fulfilling that need in the most satisfactory and cost-effective way possible. He is involved in a lot of the “behind-the-scenes” aspects that secure the vast array of services and massive frame selection the business has become renowned for. Corporate and social investment also forms part of his passion/duties.

As a conventional family man, he is very involved in the community and his son’s schools. Hunting, fishing and being outdoors with his wife and boys are what he does to recharge and maintain focus.

Customer satisfaction and the building of a long-term relationship with all the patients is his primary objective as only this can ensure a thriving and sustainable business for the future.

Yda van der Post

Yda van der Post

Optometrist / Owner

Yda qualified as an Optometrist in 1991 and has been involved in various facets of the industry ever since. Over time she has successfully managed to juggle being a mom and a successful business woman. She prides herself on being an excellent clinician and takes the interests of her patients to heart. She has a special interest in Pediatric vision and children with learning disabilities.

She enjoys travelling and loves spending time with her family and their beloved Schnauzers. As springbok gymnast, she realised the value of making exercise part of her daily routine from an early age. Her passion for what she does forms the cornerstone of her interaction with every patient.

Lelani Rautenbach

Lelani Rautenbach

Optometrist (since 2022)

Lelani qualified as an Optometrist in 2014 from the University of the Free state. She joined the World of Vision team in Jan 2022. She prides herself on giving each patient the individual attention they deserve to ensure all their visual needs are met and to educate them on their diagnosis. She enjoys reading, relaxing, and spending time with her husband and son.

Zelda Weilbach

Zelda Weilbach

Optometrist (since 2022)

Zelda Weilbach completed her B.Optom degree in 1998 at RAU. She has been part of the World of Vision family since 2008 as a part-time Optometrist. In June 2022 she joined World of Vision as a full-time Optometrist.

She is a compassionate person that loves people. She tries to see a person as a whole and from that point of view, prescribes the lenses that she believes will be the best for everyone. She loves a good cup of coffee and spending time with the people she loves. She has a heart for special needs children to see in which way she can help them with their vision.

Michael Labuschagne

Michael Labuschagne

Optical Dispenser (since 2008)

Michael has worked extensively in large optical labs and manufacturing lenses. Michael is excellent at assisting patients with their ideal solutions and explaining the pros and cons of all different options. Michael is a real problem solver. He enjoys rugby and spending time with family and friends. Michael is a real team player.

Christine Maseke

Christine Maseke

Frontliner/Contact Lens Dispenser (since 2009)

Since Christine started working here as Frontliner, it has been her mission to ensure that patients receive professional and friendly customer service. From the moment they walk into the practice, and up to the second they walk out.  Ask Christine anything about contact lenses – that’s her speciality. Christine is not only an excellent staff member but also a wonderful mother that finds pride and joy in both her job and her children.

Frances Prinsloo

Frances Prinsloo

Stock Controller (since 2012)

Frances is a stock controller and is responsible for ordering, selecting, and barcoding all the stock that comes to our Practice. Frances is receiving our big selections of frames and lenses daily. When you are collecting, she will be the friendly face you see when collecting your new spectacles and fitting your spectacles. Frances is always willing to help you find the specific frame you are looking for.

Pierre van Zyl

Pierre van Zyl

Lab Technician (since 2014)

Pierre joined the World of Vision team in 2014 as a Lab Technician. He has an energetic personality and eagerness to help patients. Pierre enjoys working his magic on spectacles that seem unrepairable. He is always ready to take on any challenge thrown his way, whether it is at work or home. Pierre enjoys sports and spending time with his family.

Shinandé Mostert

Shinandé Mostert

Dispensing/Marketing Assistant (since 2015)

Shinande is a Dispenser and assists with the Marketing and promotion of World of Vision on social media. She takes pride in her job and customers are her priority. She brings life into the store, always finding ways to make everyone feel welcome and comfortable. Shinande has a passion for photography, capturing moments with friends and family. Her family is her pride and joy and her greatest support system. She finds joy in helping others.

Michael (Mike) Ndlovu

Michael (Mike) Ndlovu

Debtors & General Duties (since 2011)

Mike is passionate about his work at World of Vision. Mike takes pride, in providing patients with excellent service. He is a Team worker with great communication skills. Mike is always going the extra mile. He loves spending his free time with his family and watching soccer.

Jeanre Putter

Jeanre Putter

Dispenser (since 2019)

Jeanre has worked for World of Vision since 2019. Jeanre is an Optical Dispenser. Her duty is to ensure that a patient gets spectacles that aren’t just practical but will make our patient feel comfortable, to wear to any occasion. Outside of work, Jeanre is a loving mother and enjoys writing and sharing her stories with the world. She is passionate and caring. Always willing to help those in need.

Mariette Jacobs

Mariette Jacobs

Financial Department (since 2020)

Mariette joined the team in 2020 in the Financial Department. She is very accurate when it comes to her work. Mariette is a kind, caring and free spirit. In her spare time, she likes painting, drawing, and writing. A true lover of nature.



The service delivery was on time, precise, first time right, staff knowledgeable, professional, helpful, good advice. Overall an excellent experience and you have gained a new customer.

Jan Bouwer
World of Vision Client



×