Optometrist Articles and News

What is Presbyopia?

What is Presbyopia?

Presbyopia also called age-related farsightedness is a gradual, age-related loss of the eyes' ability to focus actively on nearby objects. Farsightedness usually becomes noticeable in the early- to mid-40s and worsens until around the age of 65. Symptoms include a...

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Increased digital device usage and Myopia

Increased digital device usage and Myopia

Over the last 18 months, the Optometrists at World of Vision have seen an increase in nearsightedness among our patients due to increased digital device usage. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many people to work from home. This meant increased screen time and less...

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Winter Eye Health

Winter Eye Health

How to take care of your eyes in the winter season? The winter weather can be particularly harsh on your eyes and presents us with new and different reasons to protect them. Winter also comes with extreme temperatures, humidity, and precipitation, so don’t let it...

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How your eyes change as you age

How your eyes change as you age

As we age, our eyes start to show an age-related decline in performance. The decline typically starts in your 40s and continues as you get older. There are some subtle changes in your eye structure and vision that occur. The muscle that controls the size of the pupil...

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The importance of regular eye examinations for your child

The importance of regular eye examinations for your child

Vision is the most important aspect in the development of a child as it assists in both sensory and motor development. Vision is much more than just being able to see close or far objects. It is important to realize by not identifying problems early, one may affect...

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Road safety starts with good vision

Road safety starts with good vision

Can you believe we are almost at the end of 2020? Only one month away from your very well-deserved December holiday. Every year the excitement and happiness are tainted by the number of road accidents, leading to death and disability. This year include “Check my...

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Why wait 2 to 3 weeks for your spectacles or contact lenses?

Why wait 2 to 3 weeks for your spectacles or contact lenses?

Why wait 2 to 3 weeks for your spectacles or contact lenses? At World of Vision you no longer have to. We have an onsite Optical laboratory where we offer a same-day service, and can fill almost any optical prescription. What does this mean to our customers? - We have...

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Easy Ways to Care for Your Eyes this Spring

Easy Ways to Care for Your Eyes this Spring

Spring is finally here! As we bid Winter farewell, keep in mind that the year is drawing to a quick end. Remember to make use of your medical aid’s optometric benefits if you have not yet done so in 2020 and miss the end of the year rush. With the biggest selection of...

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Spending more time on digital devices during Level 3 Lockdown?

Spending more time on digital devices during Level 3 Lockdown?

Blue light is everywhere - During the Covid -19 worldwide pandemic, our digital world has expanded more than ever. From work to school to spare time, we are all using some sort of digital device for long hours every day and we are bombarded by blue-light from these...

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Seven everyday things that put your vision at risk Essilor SA

Seven everyday things that put your vision at risk Essilor SA

Most people engage in several everyday activities that unfortunately put their vision at risk. You check your phones on a daily, oftentimes also nightly, basis, whether it is for work or play (most likely, both). Much of the time, we are doing so without protecting...

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10 signs you might need an eye exam

10 signs you might need an eye exam

Roughly 60% of the world’s population requires vision correction, according to the Vision Impact Institute.1 That’s a lot of people, but the good news is 80% of all visual impairment can be avoided or corrected.2As everything in our body, our vision changes over...

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It’s safe to visit World of Vision Optometrists

It’s safe to visit World of Vision Optometrists

World of Vision has implemented a safety-first protocol in our practice, to minimize the risk of cross-infection between staff and patients. Our protocol is based on 3 pillars:- Social distancing- Protection- Disinfection Social distancingWe always knew having a...

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Why regular eye exams are important

Why regular eye exams are important

Regardless of age, it is essential to have at least an annual eye exam to help catch any eye problem before it progresses. This gives you the best chance to correct or prevent the condition from worsening. The importance of annual eye exams goes well beyond just...

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We are passionate about Sport and Vision

We are passionate about Sport and Vision

Your vision is directly related to your Sports performance.  Whether you are a casual sportsman/woman trying to stay fit and healthy, or an elite athlete, sharpened senses and accurate perception dramatically affect your athletic performance. Great Vision is critical...

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Optical Lab Services

Optical Lab Services

Do your spectacles need a professional cleaning or adjustment?We have a quick serve on-site lab with qualified personnel to assist you with all your spectacle repairs and can do almost any repair while you wait.Visit in-store or call us for more information +27 12 653...

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Eyecare tips for summer

Eyecare tips for summer

Summer is here, and so is the harsh sun that can damage your eyes. Now is the time to ensure that you take good care of your eyes and protect them.Below are some useful tips that can help protect your eyes this summer.Wear Sunglasses Wear sunglasses that offer 100% UV...

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