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Keith Reid (Dip. Optom, FOASA) has been a practising optometrist in Cape Town for nearly 30 years. He is a member of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and the South African Optometric Association.

He has regularly participated in clinics run by the Optometric Association of South Africa for the underprivileged of the Western Cape, servicing communities such as Mitchell’s Plein, Ocean View, Soetwater and Stellenbosch. In his own practice he has sponsored many people who can’t afford glasses and in 1997 he did a weekly clinic for Red Cross at False Bay Hospital.

 

In 2007 he personally started a series of clinics in the Kalahari and other rural areas, bringing free eye care to remote communities where unemployment and poverty are rife. These clinics are sponsored by optical and other companies as well as by his own optometric practice in Fish Hoek, so that the examination and provision of spectacles is completely free to the needy.

 

 

 

Leané Cilliers (B. Optom, FOASA) qualified in 1996, practises in Jeffrey's Bay in the Eastern Cape, and is a member of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and the
South African Optometric Association. She has a Certificate of Advanced Study in Binocular Vision, Paediatrics and related areas from the Graduate Institute of Optometry. She was exposed to clinic work during her studies and touched by her experience on the Phelophepa train. 'Seeing the lack of eyecare in rural areas was an eye opener that encouraged me to become involved in clinic work in my local community,' she says. Leané has also worked with the Lions' project Operation Bright Sight, helped with the SA Optometric Association clinics at the Uitenhage Provincial Hospital in 2003-2005, and started a monthly eye clinic at the Pellsrus clinic in Jeffrey's Bay. She joined forces with Reach4Sight in 2009 to provide free eye care especially to primary school children in the Kouga region. 

 

 

 

 

Chantelle Raubenheimer (B. Optom, FOASA) qualified at the University of the Free State and started in private practice in Jeffrey's Bay in December 2005, opening her own practice in 2007. She is a member of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and the South African Optometric Association. She participated in several clinics for underprivileged communities in Welkom, Kimberley, Harrismith, Bethlehem and the outskirts of Bloemfontein in 2005. In 2006-2007 she served communities in the Eastern Cape through clinics run by a private practice in Aberdeen and Willowmore. She also did visual examinations for the Humansdorp Hospital eye clinic project in 2007. She and Leané Cilliers joined forces with Reach4Sight in
2009 to bring free eye care to children in the Kouga region of the Eastern Cape.

 
 

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