Sport in Sight started 12 years ago as an optometric practice, specializing in Sports Vision and Pediatrics. We added another Specialty to the practice each year since then.
Today, 12 years later we are a highly specialized practice, providing for every need of the family. Whether it is mom needing a pair of PC specs because age has caught up with her, or the kids that are spending too much time on their iPad, or struggling to see on the board. Dad needing something for fishing and hunting, or grannies needing an electronic magnifier due to macular degeneration. Yes, we can help literally, anybody with anything.
We are a specialist family practice, taking care of all age groups and their unique eyecare needs through innovative treatment, using the latest technology and best practice.
VAN DE MERWE
Founder / Owner / Senior Optometrist
Since High School I always had a dream of becoming an optometrist. I started working towards my dream in 2002 at Randse Afrikaanse University, which changed to University of Johannesburg in the year that I graduated. I graduated with diagnostic privileges from Boston and I started my own private practice in July 2008, while I was busy completing my post graduate diploma in Sports Vision at UJ. Three years later I purchased my own building and included Chiropractors to my centre. I completed various post graduate courses in paediatrics such as myopia control, dyslexia specialist, iridology, speciality contact lenses, and extensive dry eye treatment (Florida). I then completed my Therapeutic Rights through the University of New York, Optometry department, SUNY. My practice is equipped with all the latest technology and experience in order for us to deliver the best quality service for every individual need!
OUR MISSION TO COMBAT ADHD
With the influx of children in my practice, I realized the need for intervention regarding learning challenges that children are facing on a daily basis. This realization quickly materialized into a centre that provides hands-on solutions by fixing the origin of each problem specifically and not just medicating or suppressing symptoms.
I do not believe that we can take South Africa forward with our youth that are growing up on pills as the most common resort. Each case is unique and should be treated or attended to individually in order to help them optomize their full potential.
Junior Optometrist / Visual Therapist / Pediatrics
Accounts / Lab Operations
We have the technology to make sure we pick up future problems today, so we can prevent vision loss.
All our microscopes have cameras on them. This is to ensure we not only do a thorough assessment of your eye, but we will also be able to capture and save images of the eye electronically so that we can compare conditions that need regular follow ups.
Our OCT does CT scans of the retina. It also does a cell count of the retina, so that we can pick up eye conditions like glaucoma, before you start losing sight.
We have a Fundus camera that takes photos of your retina, where we can look at the condition of the veins in the eye, pick up swelling from your brain, etc.
Our topographer takes 3D images to establish and monitor the condition of the cornea.
We also have a field analyzer that is used to pick up field loss, glaucoma, aneurisms and can indicate brain tumors.