Whether you’re simply going for a checkup or need a new pair of prescription glasses, MediFin has the perfect Optometry loan for you!

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How Much Does Optometry Cost?

The cost of an eye test and a new pair of prescription glasses can cost anywhere from  R 3,000.00 to R 15,000.00.

R 7,000.00

Pay with Cash

Not Covered

With Medical Aid

*R 1,523.58 p/m

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How It Works

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Consult Your Doctor

Get a quote from your optometrist (or apply using an estimated procedure amount).

Gather your Documents

You will need a copy of your ID, proof of income (most recent salary slip), last 3 months’ bank statements and proof of residence (eg. a utility bill).

Apply Online

Apply online to check whether you qualify for a Medical Finance loan and send us your documents (See Step 2) via email.

Await Approval

We’ll get back to you within an hour.

Payment Made

Once accepted, we'll make a payment directly to your practitioner within 24 hours.

Where Can I Find an Optometrist?

Find a registered Optometrist near you! Or join our directory.

Proudly Nice Eyes Optometrist
New Hyper Save Centre 57 Turf Avenue, Johannesburg, Gauteng 1811
Neovision Hillcrest Corner
53 Old Main Road, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal 3610
Neovision Mall of the South
Shop F052 Corner Swartkoppies Rd, Johannesburg, Gauteng 2190
Shop 1 ,Palmhof centre,Kloofstreet,Tamboerskloof,Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape 8001

Frequently Asked Questions About Optometrists

Can’t find what you are looking for? Ask your own question here.

What does an optometrist do?

Optometrists are healthcare professionals who provide primary vision care ranging from sight testing and correction to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of vision changes.

An optometrist is not a medical doctor.

When should I see an optometrist?

If you have pain with normal eye movement or if you feel pain for more than a few days in a row that you can’t attribute to a lack of sleep or allergies, schedule an appointment with an optometrist.

If your vision feels blurry, chances are good that your eyesight is not as good as it once was.

How Often Do I Need an Eye Exam?

Your visit schedule is determined by your visual health. If you don’t wear contacts or glasses, you should visit your doctor every two years. Corrective lens wearers and those above the age of 60 should come once a year. Certain health issues, such as diabetes or other eye illnesses, may necessitate more regular examinations.

How long should my glasses last?

The average lifespan of a pair of glasses is between one and three years. In addition to how sturdy your frames and lenses are, your eye prescription can affect the longevity of your new eyewear.

Should I get contact lenses or glasses?

Eyeglasses offer many benefits over contact lenses:

  • They require very little cleaning and maintenance.
  • You don’t need to touch your eyes to wear them (decreasing your risk for eye infections).
  • Glasses are cheaper than contact lenses in the long run since they don’t need to be replaced as often.

Can my child wear contact lenses during sports activities?

Yes, contact lenses provide excellent vision for most sports. However, they do not protect the eyes from injury. Therefore, contact lens wearers should use polycarbonate sports safety goggles or glasses when participating in sports. Also see information about preventing eye injuries.

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