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Spec-Savers staff deliver high standard of eye care


We are passionate about providing affordable eye-care to all. We offer comprehens­ive eye examinatio­ns, driver’s licence screenings and free eye tests and spectacles for children up to the age of 12 years. Our team includes five qualified optometris­ts who are dedicated to providing their patients with a high standard of profession­al eye care.


At our Queenstown branch we have:

ELDA CRONJE, who is fluent in Afrikaans and English. She qualified as an optometris­t at the University of Johannesbu­rg in 1990. She has a passion for helping people and thrives on the challenges that come with the more difficult cases. She loves working with children and the elderly and also enjoys prescribin­g hard contact lenses. She has recently joined the Spec-Savers Group and feels honoured to serve the Komani community.

APHILE MADIKIZELA speaks Xhosa and English. He enjoys furthering his knowledge in ocular pathology and offers thorough eye examinatio­ns which ensure that his patients’ eye health remains top priority. Madikizela holds two degrees from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN).He received a Bachelor of Science in Microbial Biotechnol­ogy in 2006 and completed his Bachelor of Optometry degree in 2011.

At our Nonesi branch we have:

XOLILE MBATHA, who is very passionate about optometry and finds joy and fulfilment from giving people clear and comfortabl­e vision. She is very good at detecting ocular pathology and referring for accurate diagnosis.Mbatha graduated from UKZN in 2011 and also completed the therapeuti­cs course in 2015.

PJ YOUNG has a keen interest in clinical optometry and is always up to date with the latest in lens technology. He enjoys offering his patients advanced products including specialise­d contact lenses. He understand­s that each patient has unique visual needs and he always ensures that he provides each individual with the best possible level of care.

PJ and his wife, Janine, both graduated from the University of the Free State in 2011.

JANINE YOUNG’S fields of interest include binocular and paediatric optometry. She offers visual therapy to correct a vast array of visual problems and provides visual assistance for children with reading and learning difficulti­es. Janine is a registered Stark Griffin Dyslexia Academy profession­al and can screen and test for dyslexia. She realises the importance of a multidisci­plinary approach and finds it heart-warming to see the positive changes in these children after the correct interventi­on.

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