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 prescription glasses from your Optician can range from R2500 – R4500.

R 4500

Pay with Cash

Not Covered

With Medical Aid

*R 906.10 p/m

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How It Works

Applying is quick and easy! Need a hand?


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.

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
26 NEWTON STREET, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape 6001

Frequently Asked Questions About Prescription Glasses

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

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 diseases 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.

What sort of frames will suit me?

The shape of your face is the most important factor when choosing any frames. The list below should give a broad idea as to frame designs:

  • Round Faces – Rectangular frames would be most suitable.
  • Oval Faces – Most frames suit this face shape; size is the most important point when deciding here.
  • Triangular Faces – Rectangular frames would be most suitable.
  • Square Faces – Oval or round frames would be most suitable.
  • Rectangular Faces – Oval and round frames would be most suitable with medium – or larger-sized models.

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 prescription 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.

I'm worried that my son's glasses could break while he's wearing them. What's the best way to protect his eyes?

Polycarbonate lenses are recommended for children because it’s very impact-resistant. Trivex is another very impact-resistant lens material that also works well for children’s glasses.

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