Our Optometry Services

At Paul Moldovanos Optometrist we understand that each patient has unique needs, and we want to make sure that every patient’s needs are always met at our practice. Therefore, we offer custom solutions suited for the whole family.

Frames

When it comes to frames, we stock a balanced mix of designer and house brands. Our branded frames vary according to style. Currently, we stock:

  • Oakley
  • Ray-Ban
  • Guess
  • Mango
  • D&G
  • Nike
  • Emporio Armani
  • CAT
  • Stepper
  • Lupo & Vogue

Our house brands sourced from reputable factories that also produce many of the leading fashion brands. We have a 20-year working relationship with these importers, and the result is up-to-date styles and excellent quality with a 12-month warranty at affordable prices.

Let’s find you the right frame!
frames

Spectacle Lenses

Spectacle-Lenses

Single Vision

Single vision lenses are the most prescribed lenses for people between the ages of 0 to 40. These lenses can be coated with a Transitions™ tint or left clear. At our practice, they always come with a hard coat for scratch resistance. Another add-on is an Anti-Reflex Coat (ARC).

Varifocal (Multifocal/Progressive) Lenses

Varifocals are generally prescribed to people over 40 who cannot focus at near anymore. As opposed to single vision lenses, they have three zones of focus-far (driving and TV), middle (PC and workbench) and near (reading).

Office Lenses

Think of these lenses as a hybrid between single vision readers and varifocals. They offer a clear vision from near distance through to the PC screen distance and up to the interview distance (around 2 metres). They cannot be used for driving, but they have an advantage over varifocals in that the side distortions are negligible and they are also ideal for larger screens.

Coatings

Today’s lenses don’t only come with hard coatings for scratch protection, but also anti-reflex coatings(ARC) for bothersome reflections off PC screens and headlights.

Sunglass tints have also evolved. We offer golf-specific, fishing and water sport-specific, and mountain bike and road bike-specific tints, as well as tints for shooting.

Feel free to contact us via phone or email, or pop into our rooms for a free, no obligation chat with one of our eye-care professionals, if you need more information.

Contact Lenses

Soft Contact Lenses

Softs are the most popular type of contact lenses, and offer an alternative to spectacles. They are either used full-time or part-time for sports and social needs. They correct myopia (near-sightedness), far-sightedness and are also available as varifocals. The replacement frequency is either monthly or daily; we will help you choose the right one.

Hard Or Rigid Contact Lenses 

Also known as RGP, these are generally, but not always, indicated in cases where soft lenses don’t work. If the cornea (the front surface of your eye) is unevenly shaped, hard lenses act as a mould for a tear layer that cancels out the surface imperfections and restores vision. They can be uncomfortable, especially with an associated dry eye, and can dislodge too, and that’s where scleral lenses have the advantage.

Scleral Contact Lenses

As a contact lens fitter, these lenses have been both the most exciting and challenging of my career. They have also been the most positively received lenses due to their stability and comfort, as well as being the only contact lenses that mask the symptoms of dry eye disease. 

As with hard lenses, sclerals are indicated in cases where the corneal surface is irregular. Some examples are Keratoconus, post-Corneal Grafts, unmanageable dry eye, Sjogren’s Syndrome, complications post-LASIK and post-RK, Steven-Johnson Syndrome, Pellucid Marginal Degeneration, Corneal injury, high Myopia and Astigmatism.

Sclerals are much larger (17 to 20 mm), than hard lenses, which vary from 8 to 10 mm. They don’t float on the tear layer, but actually rest on the white part of the eye – the sclera. They are more difficult to fit, but worth the effort. If you are not succeeding with your current contact lenses, either due to poor vision, poor comfort, dry eye or a combination of the above, give our scleral lenses a chance. With hundreds of successful fits since their introduction in 2014, we would love to provide the opportunity to give you clear, comfortable vision.

A 17.5 mm scleral lens on a Keratoconus eye.

A 17.5 mm scleral lens on a Corneal Graft eye. Note the graft is not centred.

An OCT image showing the profile of a scleral fit on a Corneal Graft. Note the junction of the graft and how the lens closely follows the eye’s contour.

An OCT image showing the profile of a scleral fit on another Corneal Graft. Note how the host cornea is much thinner than the previous example, resulting in a bigger gap between the lens and the eye. The tear layer is the great equaliser though.

An OCT image of the limbal junction-where the “colour meets the white of the eye”. Note to the left of the picture, how the lens lands on the white part of the eye, one of the unique properties of this lens.

Right To Sight

Our Right to Sight packages aimed at the budget-conscious and those patients who don’t have medical aid. The packages include an examination, lenses with hard coat only and a frame.

Fitting Fees (Labour is also included)

The prices can change for higher prescription powers, but most powers fall within these prices below:

Single vision stock:    R690.00

Bifocal:                        R1000.00

Varifocal:                    R1500.00

Laboratory On The Premises

We have a spectacle lab on the premises.