Prescription Glasses

Need a new pair of prescription glasses? Visit your local Optometrist and ask about their financing options or simply apply for a MediFin loan and we’ll take care of the rest!

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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.

R 4500

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*R 906.10 p/m

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Please Note: The cash price is only an estimate. *Assumes the estimate is the correct price and is to be paid over 6 months. Please see the Loan Calculator or speak to an Advisor for accurate pricing.

Where Can I Find An Optometrist?

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Frequently Asked Questions About Prescription Glasses

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What is the difference between an optician and an optometrist?

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.

How often should you replace your prescription glasses?

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 should a child get his or her first pair of glasses?

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.

Is it better to wear glasses or contacts?

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.

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