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.
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*R 906.10 p/m
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.
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.
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 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.
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.