St. John oversees 10 Eye Care Centers across South Africa, dedicated to providing vital eye care services to the community. Our focus is on conducting comprehensive eye examinations by skilled professionals and offering affordable, top-notch eyewear. This ensures that all communities have access to the necessary vision care.

Monday to Friday, 08:00 to 16:00.

Walk-ins are accepted, although appointments are given priority.

Eye test and spectacles can be paid for via cash, card or EFT.

Expect comprehensive checks of your visual and ocular health, including assessments for vision clarity, eye pressure, and overall eye health.

An eye test typically takes approximately 20 minutes.

Adults should have their eyes tested every 18 to 24 months to ensure early detection and management of vision changes and eye conditions.

Elderly adults (65 and older) should have annual eye exams due to the higher risk of age-related eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts.

Children should have their eyes tested annually to monitor their visual development, detect refractive errors, and address any issues that may impact their learning and development. Regular eye exams are essential for maintaining optimal eye health and catching potential problems early on.

Yes, we offer a range of tests for specific eye conditions as part of our comprehensive eye examinations. One of the key tests we perform is tonometry, which measures the pressure inside your eyes to check for glaucoma, a condition that can lead to vision loss if untreated.

In addition to tonometry, we also provide the following:

  • Retinal Examinations: Assessing the back of the eye for signs of retinal disease and other conditions like macular degeneration.
  • Visual Field Testing: Evaluating your peripheral vision to detect issues that might affect your ability to see side-to-side.
  • Refraction Assessments: Determining the exact prescription needed for glasses or contact lenses to correct refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.
  • Slit-Lamp Examinations: A detailed inspection of the anterior (front) segment of your eye, including the cornea, iris, and lens, to identify abnormalities.
  • Diabetic Eye Exams: Special evaluations for individuals with diabetes to detect and monitor diabetic retinopathy and other diabetes-related eye conditions.

Our goal is to ensure a thorough evaluation of your eye health, enabling early detection and management of any potential issues.

We offer a wide range of lenses to suit various vision needs and preferences. Our selection includes:

  • Single Vision Lenses: Ideal for individuals who need correction for one field of vision, either distance or near.
  • Bifocal Lenses: Designed for those who require correction for both distance and near vision, with a distinct line separating the two fields.
  • Multifocal Lenses: Also known as progressive lenses, these provide seamless transition between multiple fields of vision (distance, intermediate, and near) without visible lines.

Additionally, we offer various add-ons to enhance your lens performance:

  • Blue Light Blocking: Reduces eye strain and improves comfort by filtering out harmful blue light from digital screens.
  • Anti-Reflective Coating (ARC): Minimizes reflections and glare, enhancing visual clarity and comfort, especially in low-light conditions.
  • Photochromic Lenses: Automatically adjust to changing light conditions, darkening in bright sunlight and clearing up indoors.

It typically takes approximately 10 working days to receive your new glasses.

Single Vision Spectacles​: from R790
Bifocal Spectacles​: fromR1335
Multifocal Spectacles​: from R2400

Various add-ons, such as blue block, anti-reflex coating (ARC), and photochromic lenses, are available at an additional cost

We offer a flexible payment plan that allows patients to pay for their spectacles in instalments over three months. This plan makes it easier to manage the cost. However, please note that spectacles will be ordered only after the final payment is received

All frames come with a 6-month warranty that covers any manufacturing defects. This warranty ensures that you can have peace of mind knowing that if there are any issues with the frame’s craftsmanship within the first six months of purchase, we will repair or replace them at no additional cost. Please note that the warranty does not cover accidental damage, normal wear and tear, or misuse.

St. John Eye Care Centers specialize in optometric services rather than ophthalmic surgeries. While we do not perform operations for eye conditions such as cataracts, our comprehensive eye examinations include a variety of tests to diagnose specific eye conditions. If surgery or advanced treatment is required, we will provide a detailed referral letter and guide your path to medical treatment. This ensures that you receive the best possible care for your condition.

Regular Screening

Eye tests are necessary to rule out any underlying conditions and ensure optimum eye health. A comprehensive eye test checks the refractive status of the eye, the neurological function, eye muscle coordination, eye health and eye pressures.


Comprehensive Eye Test


Single Vision Spectacles


Bifocal Spectacles


Multifocal Spectacles


we also offer on-site screening & bulk spectacle pricing