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Optometrist in Bree Street, Cape Town. Parking available on request.
Open today until 4:30 PM
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Did you know? There are two simple ways to help your child maintain good vision:
1. Maximize your child’s daily outdoor play time.
2. Reduce your child’s non-school screen time.

Polarized Rx Sunglass Promotion

Aug 16, 2022 – Nov 15, 2022

We are offering you not only a 20% Discovery discount on your first purchase, but an extra 20% discount on a second pair of Polarized prescription Sunglass Lenses. Contact us instore for details.

Show this code at the store: 20/20

“Why do I need to adjust to my glasses? My eyesight should be perfect! The optometrist must have made a mistake.” This statement indicates a lack of understanding of the vision system.
Vision is one of our primary senses. It is how we perceive or see the world through our eyes. Our awareness of t...

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Do your feel eyestrain even with your new glasses? Does it seem difficult to concentrate when working? It might be that your eyes are not working efficiently with each other. It’s similar to the wheels of your car being out of alignment. Your car drives forward but it is not easy to steer. To sol...

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Modern technology, in solving old-world problems often leads to other new-world problems. A ‘glaring’ example of this is with heads-up displays in modern vehicles. Polarised sunglasses, once considered the best sunglasses in the world, often interfere with the virtual image created by most heads-...

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The question which contact lens wearers often ask is: “Why should I replace my disposable contact lenses before they become uncomfortable?” That’s similar to only brushing your teeth once you have a sore tooth. By the time your body tells you that you need to take action, it’s often too late. Dis...

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The visual system can be compared to the root system of a tree.
If the tree was stunted at growth, the root system will be weak and the tree will not grow to reach its full potential.
Similarly, in a “lazy” or amblyopic eye, the root or neural system at the back of the eye is underdevel...

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In South Africa, a person suffering from Keratoconus may wait up to 10 years for a cornea to become available for a transplant. Support organ donation. Contact the Eye Bank to give the gift of sight.

How many times do you think that I, as an optometrist, have heard that starting to wear glasses can make your eyes weaker? This is like saying that starting to wear shoes can make your feet bigger. Spectacles, like shoes, allow one to function comfortably, without being the cause of any change.


a month ago
It's not easy to acknowledge that your eyesight is going, but I had the best experience getting my eyes tested and first pair of spectacles here. Both Michael and Bonnie acknowledged my need to both look good and see well, and helped me choose the right frame. I now love my glasses, wear them proudly, and am happy to be able to read again. Their service is outstanding and I would recommend them without reservation.
- Ingi D
5 months ago
The Saben Team continue to provide a highly professional, personalized and reliable service. They provide sound and honest advice and good valve for money services and products. Always free to have a quick chat to catch up. Thank you for your continued top notch optical service, guidance and support for the past 20yrs. I look forward to many more rewarding visits to the store especially when my daughter comes in for her 1st eye examination. All the very best to SABEN. Well Done
- Brent D
6 months ago
Saben Spectacle is a company that I would recommend to the whole world. Michael Saben, Lucille and Bonnie, they are outstanding people with passion. My 2 boys have been helped by this company and we are pleased to say that this company helped us in many ways. Payment arrangements was made and to top it up Michael will always send a message to ask how are the boys doing and are they comfortable with the hard contact lenses as both of them has keratoconus, not sure if I spelled it correctly. Both boys contact lens was chipped and thid company Saben spectacle sorts it out within less than a week. Tells that they are compasionate about their work, staff and customers. They always let you feel at home.
- Ghalieb C

My Approach

Vision is not simply about seeing clearly with each eye. It is much more than that. It's about seeing comfortably. It's about your optometrist fine tuning your spectacle or contact lens prescription, so that you can adapt to the visual change as easily as possible. It's about understanding that the modern work environment involves complex visual tasks. It's not just reading a document on the desk in front of you. It's looking at multiple computer screens, laptop and cellphone screens in the same space. Your vision correction needs to work for you even with all of this. Only an optometrist with years of experience and a deep understanding of human interaction with our environment, and a thorough knowledge of corrective lens technology will result in you achieving clear comfortable vision.

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  • 021 418 1191
  • 076 687 8208


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22 Bree Street
Cape Town City Centre
Cape Town
South Africa

Business Hours

Mon:7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Tue:7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Wed:7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Thu:7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Fri:7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
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