Our team

 

Bernard Schoeman @ Cobblewalk

After finishing his studies at RAU (B.Optom) in 1999, Bernard Schoeman spent a year working as an optometrist in Port Elizabeth before leaving for Afghanistan. He spent 8 years there setting up and managing eye hospitals in Kandahar and Mazar. His family returned with him to South Africa two years ago.

He is married to Veline and they have two sons, Ruven and Evan.

 

Chanel Naudé @ Cape Gate

Chanel graduated in 2014 at the University of the Free State, where she always knew optometry is her passion.

She grew up in Johannesburg and moved to Cape Town in 2016 to fulfil her dream of having her own practice. With her energetic and loving personality, she always strives to give the best to all her patients.

Lezanne Vosloo @ Panorama Health Centre

I graduated from the University of Johannesburg with a degree in Optometry in 2012. I was fortunate enough to gain valuable practical experience at two of the major optometrist chains before pursuing an opportunity in the Neovision group in 2015.

I personally believe in a professional hands-on approach to ensure customer satisfaction and that each client is unique and should be handled accordingly, instead of catering for a general mass market like the major chains.

Neovision embodies my belief and allows me to treat individuals of all ages effectively, to build relationships and find the optimum solution that caters for their specific needs.

 

Luzelke van Heerden @ Hermanus

I am truly blessed to do what I love (Optometry) in the place I love (Hermanus). I have a passion for Optometry and all that it entails. I strive each day to grow in knowledge and clinical skill together with the growth happening in the profession. I believe it is important to stay in touch with all the aspects of Optometry, this empowers me to give my patients the best possible care and treatment options for their specific needs. I have had the privilege to work in various practices with all different types of specialities; ranging from advanced contact lens fittings to binocular vision assessment and visual therapy.

I am married to De wet van Heerden, he is my greatest encourager. We both strive individually in our own profession to serve the community of Hermanus as best as we possibly can.

Rozanna Maritz @ Sanlam Bellville

I obtained my Optometry degree in 2011. After studying at the University of Johannesburg I worked at a couple of practices. In 2013 I moved to Cape Town. Recently I’ve decided to go into business with Neovision. It all has been a dream come true. Optometry has taught me that every day is different, you never know what might pop up. From the people you meet to the type of spectacles required. And that is why I love what I do.

I believe Neovision is one of the few practices where all the optometrists have a hands on approach. This is one of the many things that makes us stand out from the rest.

Werner Nefdt @ Woodstock

Werner completed his Optometry degree in 2011 with diagnostic privileges at the University of Johannesburg. He has pursued a behavioural approach to optometry and vision in treating many children and adults who suffer from vision related learning difficulties. He actively continues his education through the College of Vision development in the USA, staying up to date with the latest developments in vision enhancements. 

"Since being involved within the behavioural sphere I have witnessed many children improve visual skills which have made dramatic improvements in their day to day performance in class, on the sports field and even socially.”

Eone Biggs @ The Bridge, Port Elizabeth

Eoné qualified as an optometrist at the University of the Free State in 2014. She started her career working at a hospital in Grahamstown which gave her a new perspective of life and optometry. She then moved back to her hometown, Port Elizabeth, where she worked for 2 years before opening a Neovision Branch.

Optometry for her is a very delicate profession. You start off by working with a person, then moving to their eyes, which is a very important part of the human body and your everyday tasks and should be treated with the best possible care. Eoné strives to give you the eye care you need with her biggest supporter by her side, her husband, Christopher Biggs.

Lézil Jacobs @ Stellenbosch

Lézil graduated from the University of the Free State in 2014 and relocated to the Western Cape to start her journey leading to opening her own practice in Stellenbosch.

Optometry for her, is not only about improving people’s sight, but also contributing to improving their overall well-being. "I'm in an industry where I have the rare opportunity to build personal relationships with my patients and use this to supply them with the best optical solution that is suited to their lifestyle and needs."

"My commitment to the happiness and well-being of others is at the heart of why I practice optometry and I try not to lose sight of that." 

Suandré van Rooyen @ Bloemfontein

Suandré matriculated in 2008 at Hennenman High School. She finished her degree in 2012 at the University of the Free State. Her passion lies with people and helping others that are in need. In her off time she enjoys modern dancing and plays netball. 

Karen le Roux @ Village Square, Durbanville

Enthusiastic, passionate, caring and energetic describe Karen le Roux the best. She graduated in 2014 at the University of the Free State with diagnostic privileges. She then moved to Springbok, a little town in the heart of Namaqualand where she worked for four years. There she had the opportunity to give eye care to the people of Springbok and surrounding towns like Pofadder, Aggeneys, Steinkopf, Port Nolloth, Alexander Bay, Baken, Garies etc.

Working in these surrounding towns gave her the opportunity to gain a lot of experience in general eye care as well as pathology cases. Some of the highlights were to see people receiving their prescription glasses and a new world of happiness being opened up for them. Karen is humble and kind-hearted and values her Christian principles. She is a person who will always act in the best interest of her patients. She enjoys the outdoors, playing hockey, golf, mountain biking and spending quality time with friends. She is family- orientated. Her motto is to live life to the fullest and to make people smile because a smile and love can conquer anything. Professional and proper eye care is what she strives for every day! Come and experience the unique service at Neovision Village Square.

Tariq Khan @ Palmyra Junction, Claremont

Tariq Khan is a licensed Optometrist and member of the Health Professions Council of South Africa. After completing his BSc Degree in Human Physiology and Psychology at the University of Johannesburg he went on to study a Bachelor of Optometry, graduating with diagnostic privileges. His passion for uplifting underprivileged communities has inspired participation in numerous outreach projects, most notably, the Lion's Club. 
 
Most recently, Tariq served as a consultant for Bausch and Lomb, where he lent his skills and expertise to both the surgical and pharmaceutical divisions. Tariq provides comprehensive eye examinations with a special interest in contact lenses and dry eye. His clinical expertise is complemented by a keen eye for design, ensuring that patients receive tailored eyewear solutions that do not compromise on style. Having relocated from Johannesburg and relatively new to Cape Town, Tariq has made the most out of the city's bustling outdoor lifestyle and enjoys travelling, hiking and running.

Carol Sekano @ Dainfern Square, Johannesburg

Carol Sekano graduated from the University of Johannesburg with a degree in Optometry in 2006. For a period of 8 years, she worked for major Optometry franchise groups in South Africa where she gained valuable experience. Carol’s sense of adventure and the need to serve an underserviced community led her to Zimbabwe.

Together with her Husband Tumi Sekano who is also an Optometrist, they spent 3 years providing Optometric services in Harare. During her stay in Zimbabwe, a passion to provide excellent eyecare with affordable and fashionable eyewear was evoked, hence the move to join Neovision which is grounded on the same principles. “Making a difference in people’s lives is my passion” Carol Sekano

 Sade Pieterse @ Preller Square, Bloemfontein


In 2012, I graduated from the University of the Free State as an Optometrist. It is a big dream come true to continue my work in this area that I grew up in, amongst patients whom has grown to feel like family to me. I enjoy spending time outdoors appreciating nature also through my love of photography.


Being an Optometrist is a privilege. The Optometry Profession is an ever-changing, evolving industry that provides us with new and  educational resources. It keeps my passion alive to have access to improved methods and information. It gives me great pleasure to have this opportunity to be able to provide patients with a variety of attractive Optical aids in a lovely Neovision environment. Improving each individual’s vision to process and appreciate as much beauty as their eyes’ ability possibly allows.