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Issue 21, June 2015

Vision Optometrists Cresta are proud to introduce the newest member of our family, his name…Mr Perkins. He’s only 1.4m tall but weighs about a ton and he delivers a massive kick, around 20KVA. Yes, you guessed it, we have invested in a new Perkins generator. So no more dark days at Vision during load-shedding. We are 100% operational at all times. Book your appointment with confidence that we can examine your eyes and see to your needs regardless of whether or not load shedding is affecting Cresta.

Here he is standing proud:

Mr Perkins 


Contact lens news 

Contact lenses

It is with regret that that we inform you that Johnson and Johnson Vision Care have withdrawn their services from South Africa due to operational and logistical challenges.

The products affected are:

• Acuvue Oasys
• Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism
• Acuvue 1 Day Moist
• Acuvie 1 Day Tru Eye
• Acuvue Advance
• Acuvue 2

If you are an Acuvue wearer, we do have 2 options available;

Option 1

A local distributer is managing at this stage to supply us with limited Acuvue product. This includes Acuvue Oasys and Acuvue 1 Day Moist(only 30 packs). Each order will be processed individually to confirm stock availability. Additionally, in store we do have good stock of Acuvue Oasys 8.4.

Option 2

Chat to your optometrist about the best alternative for you. Should your prescription be current we can advise you on a trial in another brand or if your last exam was more than a year ago please make an appointment with your optometrist for a full assessment.

We apologise for any inconvenience for this unforeseen decision by Johnson and Johnson. Please call us with any queries.


Do I have dry eyes

Dry Eye is one of the most common eye problems we see at VISION. If you have dry eyes, you will experience the following symptoms:

• A stinging, burning or scratchy sensation in your eyes
• Stringy mucus in or around your eyes
• Increased eye irritation from smoke or wind
• Eye fatigue
• Sensitivity to light
• Eye redness
• A sensation of having something in your eyes
• Difficulty wearing contact lenses
• Periods of excessive tearing (yes tearing! Your eye realizes it’s dry and secretes reflex tears)
• Blurred vision, often worsening at the end of the day or after focusing for a prolonged period.

Source: Mayo Clinic

Why dry eyes 

There are a few reasons, but mainly the following:

• It is a natural aging process
• Due to certain medications and systemic diseases
• Your office environment with air-conditioning, fans or heaters
• Our dry Joburg climate, or very windy area
• Smoking
• Poor diet and low water intake
• Insufficient blinking, when doing for example computer work
• Meibomian gland blockage; these are the glands that supply oils to the tear layer
• Contact lens wear

Source: All About Vision

Visit VISION for your dry eye consultation. We can assist with different treatment options.


Vision kids

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Vision Optometrists Cresta Branch
Tel. +27 11 476 3202 / 3
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Beyers Naude Drive, Blackheath
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