Pieterse Optometrist differentiates themselves through a vision of visual service excellence enabled by the offering of comprehensive eye examination, advanced contact lens fitting and pathology management for eye related problems at an exemplary professional standard.
In achieving our mission of professional and accessible eye-care and visual services we also support our professional service scope with eye care products such as spectacle frames, spectacle lenses and contact lenses.
Pieterse Optometry is led by Willem Pieterse, Lerato Van Wyk and Natasha Pieterse; a team with extensive experience in the optometry industry.
Our mission is to be unique in our approach:
- We believe in providing professional client focussed optometric services as part of an integrated health care management system.
- We focus on establishing long term relationships with patients in order to provide services in line with personal needs and lifestyle requirements
- We endeavour to make eye-care and visual services accessible to our client base by means of the offering of extensive specialized services at an affordable price range to our patients.
- We believe in being part a treatment plan and team with patients in order to enable optimal visual functioning.
Willem Pieterse (Optometrist)
Willem has been involved in optometric practice and management for the ten years. After graduation with a Bachelor Optometry degree at The University of Johannesburg, Willem started as junior optometrist in Johannesburg and commenced with research in advance contact lenses.
Willem has a special interest for ocular pathology, vascular-related as well as ocular surface problems. In 2011 he did a contact lens fellowship and worked with Mr. Ken Pullum (Senior Optometrist) at the Moorefield’s Eye Hospital in London UK, to expand and refine his knowledge in scleral lenses. His interest and passion for advanced contact lenses has helped to develop South African’s first modern scleral RGP contact lens fit set.
Since then he has been involved with multiple presentations about advanced contact lens fitting all over in South Africa and lecture often at Universities and seminars across the country. Other interests are Diabetic health care and visual correction for near tasks.
He has now widened his scope in private practice with his wife Natasha, giving the business a differential advantage compared to the other practices in the city of Johannesburg and the surrounding areas.
Continuous Professional Development in his area of specialization included among others:
- Introduction and fitting of scleral lenses Ken Pullum –London UK 2011
- Advance contact lenses course – Graduate Instituted of Optometry- JHB SA 2012
- Diabetic CAS Course – Graduate Instituted of Optometry-International London Course– JHB SA 2013 and 2014
- Cutting edge contact lens seminar Jhb Sept 2013
- Specialty contact lens workshop Pta 2013
- Part of the 6 executive board committee of Contact Lens Society of SA (CLSSA) 2016-2019
Natasha Pieterse (Optometrist)
Natasha qualified at Johannesburg University (UJ) in 2008 with a B.Optom degree. After finishing with her honors in Optometry, she worked a few years in private practice before joining an Ophthalmology eye centre in 2012. Her special interests in Pediatrics, soft contact lens fitting and multifocal spectacles lead to post graduate specialisation in advanced binocular and pediatric vision in 2014. She is passionate about Children’s eye care and their development. Recently she has completed the The Red Apple Dyslexia Course for diagnosis and treatment of Dyslexia.
In 2016 she and her husband decided to open their own practice. Natasha’s extensive exposure in Ophthalmology and her involvement at the JHB eye hospital gives her an unique understanding of eye health management, enabling service excellence in optometric practice.
Her newest venture currently is the start of Biolink Attention Training center in Krugersdorp where our aim is to build the confidence of children and to provide parents with the necessary skills by providing individualized concentration and behavior control exercises through EEG technology for all.
Biolink is the leader in behavioural, cognitive and educational training. We provide Bio-Feedback exercises to help improve concentration and focus for all individuals; young and old, including those with ADD / ADHD and also individuals with early onset Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia!
Lerato is an optical dispenser at Pieterse Oogkundiges, she studied at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology for Dispensing Optician in 2006.
She has been involved in optics working alongside Willem and Natasha Pieterse for the last 8 years.
Lerato has a special interest in spectacle lens fitting, high refractions and repairing of frames, As a dispenser she draws extensive ophthalmic lens knowledge to solve lifestyle specific needs. Other responsibilities include helping with patient’s accounts enquiries, managing the general flow and the day to day tasks of the practice.
At home, Lerato is passionate about cooking, entertaining, outdoor activities and enjoy hosting family and friends for dinner.