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Eye care awareness month

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” – Henry-David Thoreau How true is this age old saying from Henry? Having perfect sight is such a privilege. We often take it for granted and it is only when we lose our sight or part of it that one realises the importance […]

iStrain: tablets, teens & computer vision problems

It is common knowledge that many people – adults, teenagers and some children included – simply cannot go through daily life without spending a lot of time using devices such as cell phones, tablets, laptops and computers. Although these devices have become a crucial part of modern society and the way we communicate, prolonged and […]

The importance of eye care for adults & children

Ready to rock ‘n roll in 2017?  It is very important to remember that your health, which includes eye care, should always be at the top of your list. At De Jongh Optometry we make sure that your eye health is taken care of. Our fresh and funky frames will make you look like a […]

Red eyes & Night driving tips

Red Eyes: Defining the condition and how to reduce or prevent it Eye redness occurs when the vessels in your eye become swollen or irritated. Redness of the eye, also called bloodshot eyes, can indicate the presence of several different health problems. While some of these problems are quite innocent, others are serious and require […]

A focus on UV protection

Swimsuit: check. Beach towel: check. Beach umbrella: check. Sunscreen: check! Sound familiar? That’s because it is the time of year we are all making our December holiday plans. In South Africa, December means summer, good times and sunshine – a lot of sunshine!   Did you know that the same amount of UV that your […]

October is eye care awareness month

Spring has arrived – a time when winter melts away and the coming summer months creates a spirit of excitement and renewed optimism. It is also a time when we can expect people to spend more time enjoying the outdoors with its wonderful sunshine – however, if you don’t protect your eyes the summer sun’s […]