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Let’s Share Kindness: Let’s Share the Gift of Sight

By 09/07/2024July 23rd, 2024No Comments

Sandton Eye Clinic needs your help to share the gift of sight for vision correction month 2024. From 15 July until the end of August 2024 we will give R2000 discount on your vision correction procedure if you donate your preloved frames or glasses after your procedure. These frames will in turn be donated to Lions BrightSight who provides corrective spectacles to the underprivileged people throughout the Republic of South Africa as well as the neighbouring states. Not only will vision after LASIK change your life but you also have the opportunity to change someone else’s life by giving your preloved glasses the chance to serve someone else.

We can all make a difference. No matter how small or how insignificant your effort may seem, it can make an impact. Just like how a small drop of water can cause ripples, you too can effect change. Small actions like giving a glasses to a child with low vision and not letting your glasses end up in a landfill can make a world of difference. Now, imagine if all of us will do that together, then we can change the world.

PAY IT FORWARD: What do we want to achieve?

Refractive error may result in lost education and employment opportunities, lower productivity and impaired quality of life. Uncorrected refractive errors, which affect persons of all ages and ethnic groups, are the main cause of vision loss worldwide. Imagine spending one week with impaired vision without your glasses or contact lenses. Now, imagine clear vision after LASIK without glasses and contact lenses. By donating your glasses after LASIK you can assist Sandton Eye Clinic and Lions BrightSight to relieve some of the burden of low vision due to refractive error while saving on LASIK costs.

Be Kind to Others

Donate your glasses and show kindess with LASIK

Be Kind to Planet Earth

Save the planet with LASIK

Let’s do our part to save the planet. Are contact lenses actually bad for the planet? The tiny plastic discs are harming the planet. Contact lenses may be one of the undercover polluters of the world. Around 150 million people wear them worldwide. In a recent study it was found that 25% of respondents throw their lenses in the drain or flush them down the toilet. In sewers they can break down into tiny particles that pollute the oceans and get eaten by marine life. Care for our planet by not allowing your contact lenses to end up in the ocean.

Eyeglasses, with frames made from plastics and metals, also pose environmental challenges, occupying landfill space and releasing methane as they decompose. Repurposing these frames can make a huge difference.

In contrast, Laser Vision Correction (LVC) offers a sustainable alternative by permanently correcting vision and reducing dependence on disposable or short-lived vision aids, thus lowering the environmental burden of manufacturing and disposing of glasses and contact lenses. Read more…

LASIK is the safest, most effective elective outpatient procedure ever. Did you know that that although contact lenses are also generally considered safe, the lifetime risk of sight threatening infections for contact lens wearers are ten times higher than with LASIK. Glasses are considered the safest option if directly compared as there is no medical procedure involved. With glasses the consideration is much more individualized. Your lifestyle and the possibility of losing or breaking your glasses while you are active, causing a dangerous situation is likely the main safety consideration.

Be Kind to Your Eyes

Love your eyes with LASIK

In a gentle way, you can shake the world. – Mahatma Gandhi

Amount of glasses donated in 2024
Goal we hope to reach in 2024
Donated Glasses 30.75%

Disclaimer: If you are considering LASIK visit your refractive surgeon for advice. Glasses are safe because there is no medical procedure involved. If you are happy to wear glasses LASIK is not for you. It may however be a good idea to donate your preloved glasses. LASIK is a lifestyle procedure providing unaided vision. According to research the cumulative risk of contact lenses may be more than LASIK. Three-Year Longitudinal Survey Comparing Visual Satisfaction with LASIK and Contact Lenses

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-The discount amount is limited to R2000 per patient, regardless of the number of donations.

– If you do not donate glasses, the price will remain R29 000 or R35 000. 

– Patients can donate frames, prescription sunglasses, unused and sealed contact lenses, and sealed contact lens solutions and cases. 

– The discount is non-transferable and must be used by the donating patient. 

– The discount cannot be combined with other discounts. 

– The R2000 discount is only valid from 15 July 2024 – 31 August 2024. 

– Only the following procedures are applicable: LASIK, PRK, PresbyLASIK/PRK. 

-The discount can be applied in conjunction with MediWallet financing options.

-The discount of R2000 is only valid for the procedure on both eyes. In the case of only one eye procedure, the discount will be reduced to R1000.