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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 […]

Common seasonal eye allergies

Spring is in the air – this means warmer weather and more time outdoors! What a wonderful time of year – trees get leaves almost overnight and there are spring blossoms everywhere you look. For most people, this is the time of year that they enjoy the most. Unfortunately for allergy prone individuals it is […]

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 […]

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 […]

The advantages of contact lenses for sports

Compared with eyeglasses, contact lenses offer a number of advantages to enhance your vision for sports competition: Better peripheral vision. Though sports eyeglasses can be made with large, wraparound-style lenses, most prescription eyeglasses have small, relatively flat lenses and small frames. This significantly limits peripheral vision essential for many sports.  Unobstructed field of view. Contact lenses also provide a wide, unobstructed […]