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.