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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.