G-Side Optometrists

G-Side Optometrists

Optometry G-Side Optometrists is a young and vibrant practice situated in Greenside, Johannesburg. We are contracted into all medical aids, and offer budget price ranges to fit our non-medical aid patients as well.

We promise excellent, personal service and are dedicated to all your optical needs!! The optometrist is:
Ronelle van Zyl
B.Optom (RAU), CAS (SA)

Operating as usual

22/09/2021
16/09/2021

These subtle signs may suggest vision problems in children:

They tend to close one eye during activities like reading or watching TV

They avoid activities that require near vision (reading, homework, computer use) or distance vision (sports, other recreational activities)

Their grades are lower than normal

They tell you that their eyes are tired or they have a headache

They rub their eyes a lot

They seem sensitive to light

Their eyes tear up for no apparent reason

They hold books unusually close to their face

They lose their place as they read

They use their finger to guide their eyes along the page

They sit very close to TVs or computer screens

They squint or tilt their head to see better

Blurry vision may be interfering with your child's ability to learn in school. Regular eye exams can detect and correct this and other vision problems.

If your child shows any of these signs, we can help you figure out whether an eye problem is the underlying cause

These subtle signs may suggest vision problems in children:

They tend to close one eye during activities like reading or watching TV

They avoid activities that require near vision (reading, homework, computer use) or distance vision (sports, other recreational activities)

Their grades are lower than normal

They tell you that their eyes are tired or they have a headache

They rub their eyes a lot

They seem sensitive to light

Their eyes tear up for no apparent reason

They hold books unusually close to their face

They lose their place as they read

They use their finger to guide their eyes along the page

They sit very close to TVs or computer screens

They squint or tilt their head to see better

Blurry vision may be interfering with your child's ability to learn in school. Regular eye exams can detect and correct this and other vision problems.

If your child shows any of these signs, we can help you figure out whether an eye problem is the underlying cause

Check your vision online 13/09/2021

Check your vision online

Take part in the ZEISS Online Vision Screening Check and test the quality of your vision.

https://www.zeiss.co.za/vision-care/better-vision/zeiss-online-vision-screening-check.html

Check your vision online Check here online if it's time you had another eye test. Use the ZEISS Online Vision Screening Check to obtain a quick and simple vision check and a recommendation if a professional eyesight test at a ZEISS optometrist or an ophthalmologist is necessary.

01/09/2021

Happy Spring Day you spectacular people!

Happy Spring Day you spectacular people!

27/08/2021

[08/26/21]   Always professional, friendly and efficient. Best optometrist ever...

Thanks "Marion Sher!"

24/08/2021

How does digital eyestrain manifest?
Digital eyestrain manifests in particular from the age of 30 upwards in the form of headaches and neckaches, as well as burning or overtired eyes, either while using digital devices or afterwards.

What causes digital eyestrain?
Using digital technology (such as smartphones, e-readers and tablets) demands a lot from our eyes. We look at them more closely than we would, say, a book. At the same time, in just a fraction of a second our eyes move from close up to far away: from the small screens – with their tiny text, tightly packed information – and back again. This places extreme strain on the ciliary muscle and the eye’s lens, which must constantly re-adapt to different distances to ensure that what we see is in focus

Do you need advice?

Book your eye test today!

How does digital eyestrain manifest?
Digital eyestrain manifests in particular from the age of 30 upwards in the form of headaches and neckaches, as well as burning or overtired eyes, either while using digital devices or afterwards.

What causes digital eyestrain?
Using digital technology (such as smartphones, e-readers and tablets) demands a lot from our eyes. We look at them more closely than we would, say, a book. At the same time, in just a fraction of a second our eyes move from close up to far away: from the small screens – with their tiny text, tightly packed information – and back again. This places extreme strain on the ciliary muscle and the eye’s lens, which must constantly re-adapt to different distances to ensure that what we see is in focus

Do you need advice?

Book your eye test today!

[08/18/21]   ": Friendly, Helpful and Great Service!"

Thanks CJ de Wet!!

12/08/2021

Thursday Funnies

Thursday Funnies

09/08/2021

Happy Women's Day

Happy Women's Day

[08/03/21]   Very thorough and professional. I had a clear understanding of what was bothering me and was well informed what is required going forward. Thank you indeed

thanks Mabhelandile Nguqu!!

G-Side Optometrists :: Contact 28/07/2021

G-Side Optometrists :: Contact

Our SERVICES

From toddlers to adults, we are qualified to satisfy all your optometric needs: contact lenses; prescription optical- and sunglasses; detecting and monitoring optical diseases; and driver’s license certificates.

As an added service we are involved in industrial optometry, where we can go to your business’ site and screen the staff for visual problems, forklift license certificates, as well as glaucoma.

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http://www.gside-optometrists.co.za/contact/

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21/07/2021

GLAUCOMA
Glaucoma refers to a spectrum of conditions, usually characterised by an increase in eye pressure. Glaucoma is an ocular condition that damages the optic nerve, a nerve responsible for transferring visual data from the retina to the brain. Raised intraocular pressure can damage the optic nerve, which in turn can lead to irreversible blindness.

Symptoms
Signs of acute-closure glaucoma are:

Eye pain
Blurry vision
Halos
Wide pupils
Nausea
Migraine near the affected eye
Red eyes
Symptoms of open-angle glaucoma include:

Blind spots in the periphery vision (sides)
Advanced tunnel vision
Causes
Glaucoma is genetic and most likely to be passed down from a relative. Issues with the optic nerve or high intraocular pressure are common genetic issues linked to glaucoma. Also considered an age-related condition, glaucoma causes blindness in people over sixty.

The build-up of clear fluid, called aqueous humour that moves throughout the eye raises intraocular pressure and contributes to the formation of glaucoma. Usually, aqueous humour drains through tissue known as the trabecular meshwork, a point where the iris and cornea converge. When there is an excess of this liquid or a problem with the drainage network, there are no exit points for the liquid to leave.

Contact us should you have any questions.

GLAUCOMA
Glaucoma refers to a spectrum of conditions, usually characterised by an increase in eye pressure. Glaucoma is an ocular condition that damages the optic nerve, a nerve responsible for transferring visual data from the retina to the brain. Raised intraocular pressure can damage the optic nerve, which in turn can lead to irreversible blindness.

Symptoms
Signs of acute-closure glaucoma are:

Eye pain
Blurry vision
Halos
Wide pupils
Nausea
Migraine near the affected eye
Red eyes
Symptoms of open-angle glaucoma include:

Blind spots in the periphery vision (sides)
Advanced tunnel vision
Causes
Glaucoma is genetic and most likely to be passed down from a relative. Issues with the optic nerve or high intraocular pressure are common genetic issues linked to glaucoma. Also considered an age-related condition, glaucoma causes blindness in people over sixty.

The build-up of clear fluid, called aqueous humour that moves throughout the eye raises intraocular pressure and contributes to the formation of glaucoma. Usually, aqueous humour drains through tissue known as the trabecular meshwork, a point where the iris and cornea converge. When there is an excess of this liquid or a problem with the drainage network, there are no exit points for the liquid to leave.

Contact us should you have any questions.

15/07/2021

Thank you for the great service, advice and care.

- Tylla Thomas

Thank you for the great service, advice and care.

- Tylla Thomas

[07/05/21]   Thanks Ron- Always a pleasure seeing you!!

"I have used Ronelle's services as an optometrist for more than 10 years and she has only gone from strength to greater strength. I have never had better service from an optician."

30/06/2021

This was my first appointment and I felt very comfortable and everything was done gently and thoroughly.- Thanks Su!!

This was my first appointment and I felt very comfortable and everything was done gently and thoroughly.- Thanks Su!!

30/06/2021

Here we are again :)

We typically worry about staying warm during the winter months, and think less about protecting our eyes. However, the winter months can be as hard on our eyes as the summer months.
Here are three things you can do to protect your eyes during the winter months.

Tip #1: Don’t Let Your Eyes Dry Out
During the winter, our eyes are constantly exposed to blowing, dry, hot air that can cause them to become parched and irritated. Here are a few remedies:

Keep eye drops handy to moisturize your eyes.
Distance yourself from direct heat sources while sitting.
Use a humidifier to help alleviate dryness.

28/06/2021

Thanks for the kind words Achim!

"Fast, friendly and efficient. All Covid19 protocols adhered to!

Thanks for the kind words Achim!

"Fast, friendly and efficient. All Covid19 protocols adhered to!

[06/24/21]   "Very impressed with how professionally my eye test was conducted. Also with all the up to date equipment which can detect any underlying problems with the inner eye" Thanks Vivien for the kind words

23/06/2021

Common Winter Eye Problems
Maybe you have a love-hate relationship with winter. Understandable. But don’t let it affect your vision too. Be on the lookout for these common eye conditions this winter and who knows, maybe you’ll see the season with completely new eyes.
1. Dry eye and general irritation
You probably already know that cold winter air is typically drier than the air during warmer seasons, but don’t overlook how this dryness might be impacting your eyes. Adding insult to injury, is the dryness of the air we heat indoors in an attempt to keep ourselves warm. Thankfully, protecting your eyes from both is easy: drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, make omega 3 oils (e.g. fish and nuts) a part of your diet, and use a humidifier in your bedroom while you sleep.
Dry cold air and blistering winds might also inflame the areas in and around your eyes. Relieve the tenderness by applying a cold, wet cloth or towel to the affected area. If this doesn’t help, then a seasonal allergy may be responsible for the irritation. or visit your eye doctor for consultation.
2. Excessive tearing
Winter conditions sometimes have the opposite effect of dry eye—watery eyes and excessive tear production. To compensate for the drying effect of cold air and wind, your eyes will sometimes overproduce tears to protect themselves and maintain the proper moisture level. But if this causes discomfort or difficulty seeing while you are outside, then try wearing protective glasses or goggles to prevent exposure to the elements.
If you find that your eyes are watering up when you are indoors, then again, you may have a seasonal allergy and its best to speak with your eye doctor about your symptoms.
3. Sensitivity to light
While many days during winter are filled with thick cloud cover and darkness, snow and ice covered areas reflect a lot more light than you might expect. This brightness leads to light sensitivities for many people. If your eyes experience discomfort, twitching, or you find yourself blinking more often, then protect your eyes with polarized, UV-graded sunglasses.
4. Sunburn
Believe it or not, it’s also possible to receive a sunburn on your eyes. Reflected sunlight from snow and ice increases your chances of getting a sunburn on non-protected areas of your body. If your eyes experience an increase in light sensitivity, irritation, or pain following an extended period outside, especially at higher elevations, then you may have a sunburn. See your eye doctor for treatment of symptoms and to prevent long term damage. Cumulative UV damage to your eyes can cause vision loss and macular degeneration, so be sure to always wear protective goggles and glasses, especially during winter sports.

Common Winter Eye Problems
Maybe you have a love-hate relationship with winter. Understandable. But don’t let it affect your vision too. Be on the lookout for these common eye conditions this winter and who knows, maybe you’ll see the season with completely new eyes.
1. Dry eye and general irritation
You probably already know that cold winter air is typically drier than the air during warmer seasons, but don’t overlook how this dryness might be impacting your eyes. Adding insult to injury, is the dryness of the air we heat indoors in an attempt to keep ourselves warm. Thankfully, protecting your eyes from both is easy: drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, make omega 3 oils (e.g. fish and nuts) a part of your diet, and use a humidifier in your bedroom while you sleep.
Dry cold air and blistering winds might also inflame the areas in and around your eyes. Relieve the tenderness by applying a cold, wet cloth or towel to the affected area. If this doesn’t help, then a seasonal allergy may be responsible for the irritation. or visit your eye doctor for consultation.
2. Excessive tearing
Winter conditions sometimes have the opposite effect of dry eye—watery eyes and excessive tear production. To compensate for the drying effect of cold air and wind, your eyes will sometimes overproduce tears to protect themselves and maintain the proper moisture level. But if this causes discomfort or difficulty seeing while you are outside, then try wearing protective glasses or goggles to prevent exposure to the elements.
If you find that your eyes are watering up when you are indoors, then again, you may have a seasonal allergy and its best to speak with your eye doctor about your symptoms.
3. Sensitivity to light
While many days during winter are filled with thick cloud cover and darkness, snow and ice covered areas reflect a lot more light than you might expect. This brightness leads to light sensitivities for many people. If your eyes experience discomfort, twitching, or you find yourself blinking more often, then protect your eyes with polarized, UV-graded sunglasses.
4. Sunburn
Believe it or not, it’s also possible to receive a sunburn on your eyes. Reflected sunlight from snow and ice increases your chances of getting a sunburn on non-protected areas of your body. If your eyes experience an increase in light sensitivity, irritation, or pain following an extended period outside, especially at higher elevations, then you may have a sunburn. See your eye doctor for treatment of symptoms and to prevent long term damage. Cumulative UV damage to your eyes can cause vision loss and macular degeneration, so be sure to always wear protective goggles and glasses, especially during winter sports.

20/06/2021

Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads out there!

Thanks for being our Heros!

Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads out there!

Thanks for being our Heros!

18/06/2021

Maybe it is time to adjust your vision!

#fridayfunnies

Book your appointment today!

Maybe it is time to adjust your vision!

#fridayfunnies

Book your appointment today!

11/06/2021

Need some inspiration today?

Need some inspiration today?

08/06/2021

Picking the right frame- Here is some help...

Picking the right frame- Here is some help...

28/05/2021

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Funny Friday- Have a great weekend everyone

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Funny Friday- Have a great weekend everyone

27/05/2021

"Ronelle was lovely and incredibly helpful!"

Thanks Kate!!

"Ronelle was lovely and incredibly helpful!"

Thanks Kate!!

26/05/2021

Did you know?

Most of us have heard that chameleons can move their eyes completely independently from each other. Scientists have discovered this isn’t quite true but these little lizards still have some of the coolest eyes out there. Able to swivel completely in their sockets, their eyes give them a complete 360-degree view of the world around them.

Did you know?

Most of us have heard that chameleons can move their eyes completely independently from each other. Scientists have discovered this isn’t quite true but these little lizards still have some of the coolest eyes out there. Able to swivel completely in their sockets, their eyes give them a complete 360-degree view of the world around them.

19/05/2021

G-Side are great. Their technical expertise is superb and equipment is new and up to date. They always have a great selection of edgy and cool frames. I would highly recommend G-Side and Ronel.

Thanks for the kind words BERNICE!!!!!

G-Side are great. Their technical expertise is superb and equipment is new and up to date. They always have a great selection of edgy and cool frames. I would highly recommend G-Side and Ronel.

Thanks for the kind words BERNICE!!!!!

8 Useful Tips for Preventing Dry Eyes in Winter 18/05/2021

8 Useful Tips for Preventing Dry Eyes in Winter

8 TIPS FOR PREVENTING DRY EYES IN WINTER
Just as cold weather can dry out skin and make it itchy and uncomfortable, it can do the same to another part of body: the eyes. https://pos.li/2g42v6

8 Useful Tips for Preventing Dry Eyes in Winter Just as cold weather can dry out skin and make it itchy and uncomfortable, it can do the same to another part of body: the eyes. Use our tips to prevent dry eyes this winter.

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