A Brighter Optometry Experience

Changing The Way People Look At Optometry

About Us

We are a dynamic, professional optometrist group, focusing on eye-health care. Our stores provide our patients with:

• High-Quality Lenses
• A Diverse Range Of Frames
• Friendly & Personalized Service
• Spectacles Cut And Fit On-Site

The business started back in 2009 with our very first branch and quickly gained momentum with our newest store opening up in Centurion November 2020!

Our expertise in Optometry is not the only thing we offer you, but a friendly and professional service (gained through the years) as well.

Make a booking with us to experience our innovative solutions for your eye-care needs.

We Assist You With The Following:

Full Comprehensive Eye Test

Contact Lens Assessment, Fittings & Training

Newest Spectacle Lens Technology

Advice In Best Optics

On-site Cut and Fit Lab

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Diabetic Screenings

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Pathology Testing

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Glaucoma Testing

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Drivers License Screenings

Caring for your Child's Vision

Who We Are

Penny Duncan

Founder | Owner | Optometrist

About Me

A graduate from the University of Johannesburg & Cape Town University of Technology.

Penny graduated Cum Laude in her first course “Optical Dispensing” after which she studied further at the University of Johannesburg for Optometry.

Her dream of Optometry started in Grade 9, where she developed a sudden passion for it that never stopped. She always had a desire to help people and realized that she could accomplish it through vision. She’s been an entrepreneur from a young age, always wanting to do her own thing.

After opening up her very first practice in Bredasdorp in 2009, her vision and dream expanded from there on out. Her little eye shop became a hot spot and she quickly realized that she wanted to expand that little business into something great one day.

Her business partner Melanie has helped her in every way to realize her dream and together they live out their passion for optometry every day.

Their brand is unique, fun, interesting & affordable. They never stop looking and learning about the newest frames and lenses on the market and strive to bring their clients the best optics every day!

When Penny is not at work she enjoys spending time with her husband Henry and three beautiful children Daniel, Tatum and Ryan.

Melanie De Bruyn

Founder | Owner | Optometrist

About Me

A graduate from the University of Johannesburg.

Melanie always thrives when her clients hand their optical concerns to her skilled hands. And she strives to make sure that the best possible optical solution is delivered to all of her clients.

She, of course, always complements the stores main services with a customer service-orientated approach.

Her dream started when she realized that not every person can see as well as she can & that she could be the one who helps people achieve the best possible vision with the best possible lenses!

She opened up her first practice in 2014, starting small and building a loyal client basis. It was only after merging with Penny that her small dreams became big realities!

In her free time, Melanie loves being with her husband Herman and children Christo and Zanri.

Natasha

Hartbeespoortdam Branch – Practice Manager

About Me

Natasha has been with our Harties branch from the very start in 2017.

Her remarkable communication skills make her a valuable asset to our team! She is remarkable at assisting our patients from start to finish. From reception and medical aid authorization to spectacle selection. With a great sense of style and thorough knowledge of lens options; she excels at helping people find just the right glasses to meet their fashion and vision needs. 

In her spare time, she enjoys reading, drawing, and hosting or cooking for her family when visiting. She enjoys spending as much time with her loved ones and friends as possible.

Cecelia

Brooklyn Branch – Practice Manager

About Me

Cecelia has been at The Optometrist since 2015!

She’s located at our Brooklyn branch and excels at her primary job at the front desk and managing this busy store. Assisting clients as soon as they walk in the door. 

Outside of the office, she enjoys watching soccer, reading a book, and being with her family enjoying precious moments. She is a proud aunt to her four-year-old nephew, Karabo, and also loves seeing him experience new things.

She likes to be positive and surround herself with positivity. She has the most beautiful smile and our clients love her. If there is anything you need while you are visiting The Optometrist, she will be happy to assist you!

Aria

Brooklyn Branch – Front-line

About Me

Aria Maine is the receptionist at our Brooklyn branch. 

Aria is a kind, patient, understanding, and caring person. As well as a mom of four-year-old daughter Ria.

Aria loves working with a variety of clients, experiencing different challenges in the field. She always strives to get the best solution for a problem while giving relevant options and advice to patients concerning their vision.

Aria is ready to assist you on your next visit to our store!

Brenda

Centurion Branch

About Me

Brenda always aspires to be great and she loves making a difference. Whatever challenge comes her way she tries to retain a positive spirit and keep positive energy.
She is a part time student and model and apart from that she absolutely enjoys doing community service, reading motivational and leadership novels and learning how to cook.
She is a great communicator and can’t wait to welcome you at our Centurion branch.

Busisiwe

Brits Branch – Front-line

About Me

Busisiwe is the newest member of our team and is located at our Brits branch.

Buci takes pride in punctuality and excels in her job daily as she assists our patients as soon as they walk in the door.

She enjoys being part of a productive team and is furthering her studies part-time.

Outside the office, Buci enjoys playing netball, cooking for her family and going to the gym.

Buci is always ready to welcome everyone who walks in our Brits branch with her beautiful welcoming smile.

Our Service In Numbers

Contact Lenses Sold

Satisfied Clients

Ongoing Eye Exams

Cups Of Coffee

Our Branches

The Optometrist - Brooklyn Mall

Shop 23, Brooklyn Mall, Fehrsen St & Veale St, Pretoria

Tel: +27 12 942 8642

The Optometrist - Brits

18 De Witts Ave, Krishna Medical Centre, Brits

Tel: +27 12 252 2288

The Optometrist - Hartbeespoortdam

Shop 8 Smoorverlief Centre R27 Tielmann Street Melodie Hartbeespoortdam

Tel:+27 87 944 1878

The Optometrist - Centurion

Opening 12 November

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