Do you have Low Vision?

Even without sight there is still vision.

At Oculus Vision Centre you are guaranteed personalized Optometric and Low Vision services.

We use the latest technology and cutting-edge tools to help the visually impaired take back their independence.

Vision impairment does not mean social impairment.


Optometric services

  • Routine optometric eye tests- make a booking
  • Glasses- make a booking
  • Contact lenses- make a fiting
  • Dry eye solutions- make a booking

Low Vision Services

  • Comprehensive low vision evaluation
  • Microscopic spectacles
  • Magnifiers
  • Telescopes
  • Electronic magnifiers
  • Computer technology programs
  • Rehabilitative training Glare control and task lighting
  • Device training
  • Basic orientation and mobility training

Driver’s license screening

Low Vision

What is low vision?

Low vision is vision that cannot be corrected fully with glasses, contact lenses, medication, or eye surgery. The remaining vision makes daily tasks difficult.

What causes Low Vision?

Some eye conditions are presented at birth while others are acquired later in life from disease or accident.  Some of the more common causes are Macular Degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, retinitis pigmentosa and Albinism. 

Solutions to Low Vision?

It is important to understand that each vision loss is different.  The type of vision loss will determine appropriate rehabilitation and low vision devices such as Hand/stand magnifiers, spectacle microscopes, telescopes, or electronic magnifying equipment. 

Corporate Social Responsibility

Oculus Vision Centre identified The School for The Visually Impaired as our main Social Responsibility beneficiary.  Their focus was to evaluate each individuals’ visual needs and prescribe the most appropriate optical devices for each learner. 

The hope is that these devices will aid them in their learning environment and enable them to reach their full potential.

Oculus has paired up with local businesses in sponsoring 8 classes at the school with appropriate glasses, telescopes, magnifiers, and mobility training since 2017.

If you as an individual or a company want to be part of changing the lives of these students, please contact Michelle at Oculus Vision Centre 0833318150

Meet our team

Chantal is the Optometrist at Oculus Vision Centre. With a special interest in Low Vision she is up for any challenge and will ensure to accomplish the best possible vision.
Chantal Simon
With more than 15 years’ experience as Dispensing optician, she is responsible for the rehabilitation, and device training at Oculus. With a heart of gold, she goes above and beyond in finding personalized solutions.
Michelle Opperman
This Namibian farmgirl is the practice manager and the first friendly face you will see when you walk into the practice.
Rochelle Byleveld


Most frequent questions and answers

The low vision examination is performed by an Optometrist who is specially trained in the field of low vision.  Specially designed charts are used to aid in the calculation of the magnification required.  The low vision examination takes longer than a regular eye exam.

Bring any spectacles or magnifying glasses you are presently using.  If you have any special materials ( books, needlework or forms) that you are struggling to see, bring them along so that we can decide on a device that will enable you to perform that specific task.  Try to schedule the appointment when your vision is relatively stable especially if you are on medication.

It is important to know that glasses will not cause the vision to worsen. The more you use your eyesight, the stronger the pathways between your eyes and your brain.

It is most helpful if family members are supportive and understanding in the grieving process associated with vision loss.  It is natural for you to have feeling of anger, fear or even depression until you reach the stage of acceptance.  Sharing information on how you feel helps both you and your family to cope with the challenges you are facing.

Usually at the age of 5 years unless there is an indication to do so prior to this.

School aged children should have an eye exam at least every two years, even if no vision correction is required.

Contact us

c/o Nelson Mandela Avenue & Hugo Hahn St, Windhoek, Namibia

083 331 8150/ 1 / 2

Operating hours: 08:00-17:00 Monday to Friday