Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is a ``HD 3D EYE TEST``?

a. All our eye examination rooms are equipped with HIGH DEFINITION LED TV’s. Not only do they make the eye tests more accurate, but they are also better for the environment by being more energy efficient. These modern TV’s are also capable to displaying 3D images and video, enabling us to perform more advanced eye tests than the normal optometrists down the road.

2. What as an Zeiss i-terminal?

a. The Zeiss i-terminal is a very advanced frame measurement machine. Probably one of the most overlooked and valuable processes in optometry is the measurement process for your new spectacles. This machine enables us to measure your new multifocal or single vision spectacles perfectly (right down to a one hundredth of a millimetre), ensuring that after an accurate eye test we can have the lenses made perfectly, in the right place and at the right height in your new spectacles, ensuring not only clear vision but also comfortable vision.

3. Can I sleep with my contact lenses?

The safe and advisable answer would be NO, but with the advanced lens materials in some of the lenses today, it has become safer and more comfortable to sleep with contact lenses. But make sure your optometrist gives you permission after he/she has examined your eyes and ensured you are a good candidate. Also stick to your follow-up visits.

4. What frame styles are in fashion?

a. Don’t we all want to know this answer. At The Spectacle Boutique™ we keep up to date with the latest trend in eyewear from around the world. New releases are presented at the two main trade shows twice a year, first in Italy at MIDO and later the year in Paris at SILMO. These new trends and style come directly to our shelves. Feel free to pop in and ask our eyewear fashionista what frames defines your style best.

5. How do I clean my spectacle lenses?

a. The quick and easy option is lens wipes. They work like little alcohol swabs to not only clean your spectacle lenses but also your ipad screen, camera, binoculars and laptop. They are cheap and effective.

6. What is polarized lenses?

a. What is polarized? Polarized is amazing! By blocking horizontal light rays, polarized lenses reduce glare of flat surfaces like roads and water. Try it, you will love it.

7. What are the best sunglasses for my eyes?

a. Well anything with good quality lenses that protect your eyes from the damage that UV causes. Also for comfortable distortion free vision those brands with high quality lens materials.

8. Can I order contact lenses online?

a. Yes, you can order your contact lens supply online. Click here to order your lenses.

9. What are the top selling sunglass brands?

a. It’s no secret that the top selling sunglass brand is Ray-Ban.

10. What are the top selling Ray-Ban sunglasses?

a. Ray-Ban Wayfarer

11. How long will my purchase take to arrive?

a. Within Gauteng 1-2 working days, all other areas 3-4 days.

12. What is astigmatism?

Astigmatism is a common vision condition that causes blurred vision. It occurs when the cornea (the clear front cover of the eye) is irregularly shaped or sometimes because of the curvature of the lens inside the eye (ie. your eye is rugby ball shaped instead of soccer ball shaped .)

An irregularly shaped cornea or lens prevents light from focusing properly on the retina, the light-sensitive surface at the back of the eye. As a result, vision becomes blurred at any distance. This can lead to eye discomfort and headaches.

13. What is the difference between far & near vision?

Nearsightedness or myopia is a refractive defect of the eye lens in which the image is formed in front of the retina not on it. This defect can have people seeing closer objects clearly while distant ones are blurred. Farsighted (Hyperopia) is simply the opposite.