How Much Does It Cost To Get Prescription Glasses?
The cost of an appointment with your Optometrist plus a new pair of glasses from your Optician can range from R2500 – R4500.
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Whilst an optician is not an eye doctor; they are an essential part of your health care team. They are key to detecting silent disease such as glaucoma. An optometrist writes a prescription and an optician fits and sells glasses and contact lenses to correct vision.
Optometrists recommend replacing your glasses everyone one to three years. This can be shorter depending on the condition of your lenses or any changes in prescription.
When he or she needs them. That may be as young as a few months of age. Healthcare providers who specialize in children’s eye care say kids usually become nearsighted or farsighted between ages 6 and 12.
Wearing glasses reduces the need to touch your eyes, which in turn reduces the likelihood of irritating your eyes or developing an eye infection. If you have dry or sensitive eyes, glasses won’t exacerbate the problem like contact lenses can. Eyeglasses generally are cheaper than contact lenses over the long term.