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Chetty Vanessa

Phone: 031 260 8833

Hlongwa Nokuthula

Phone: 031 260 7950


Ms Phindile Nene
Phone: 031 260 8833
Phone: 031 260 8280

Ms Thulisile Khumalo
Phone: 031 260 7906



The discipline of Optometry runs an in-house clinic which is open to the public.  The clinic operates through appointments, since it only operates during academic periods (as per the students’ timetable). The purpose of the clinic is to provide clinical training to senior under-graduate students (level 3 and level 4 students).

 The eye-test is free if the patient opts to take spectacles, contact lenses, or low vision devices.  Prescriptions are dispensed at a minimal fee, (that is if the patient wishes to have their spectacles made privately).

We also run a community eye-clinic at St Mary’s Eye-clinic in Marianhill.  The operational procedure is similar to the on campus clinic.  

Other community clinics which our students attend for clinical training include the Phelophepa Health Care Train, as well as smaller communities within the Durban catchment area. 

General vision screening, and school vision screening is also carried out by our students as requested by NGOs and schools.  However, this is also accommodated for only during academic periods depending on the availability of our students.

The contact person for clinic bookings is Priscilla Sewambar


Tell:  031-260 7294.  

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