Diabetic retinopathy is one of the most prevalent but preventable blinding diseases among adults aged 20-74 years, which notably includes the working-age population. With early detection, diabetic retinopathy can be treated with modalities that have been proven to decrease the risk of severe vision loss by > 90%.

Apart from decreasing the risk of vision loss, medical professionals are now also able to make informed decisions on overall diabetic management. This is possible when information about the retinal findings of their patient is available to them.

It is now possible to do a real time booking for a patient for diabetic retinopathy screening at OELC. A retinal image is captured of both eyes and a software powered by Artificial Intelligence does an accurate risk report.

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We are aware that Diabetes, especially Type 2 is on a raise and optimal life long management is important. Diabetic patients are part of the most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic and increased awareness is more important than ever before.

For more information call us at +26461372600


During 2018 a new type of intraocular lens (IOL) was launched at the European Cornea and Refractive Surgery congress by OPHTEC. The new technology incorporates Continuous Transitional Focus technology which enables patients to read and see far after having a cataract procedure.

This lens has been used at the Olympia Eye & Laser Centre for the last 18 months and yielded satisfactory results. And we are not alone, here are other surgeons who recommend this new lens:


Updated: Apr 1

During the national lock time period OELC remains committed serving the community with eye care services.

Firstly, we like to thank you if you are part of any essential or support services serving others in these unknown and difficult times.

Secondly, we aim to place highest priority on the health and safety of our patients and staff and have set high standards of safety measures in place. The following aspects have been implemented at our consulting and theatre facilities and will be updated as the situation emerges.

· Strict hand hygiene and instrumentation protocol.

· Face masks and breath shields at microscopes are provided and in place.

· Personal distance of 2m should be adhered to at all times during your visit.

· All consultations are limited to essential testing to minimize exposure time for you and our staff.

· No accompanying persons are permitted to enter the facilities during this time, unless personal assistance is required.

· A screening examination might be conducted before you are allowed onto our premises at any given stage.

Contact numbers during normal operating hours 061 372 600 and option 1 for our reception.

081 243 1435 for emergencies outside normal operating hours / 24 hour service.

Once again, we take the health and safety of our patients, their families and our colleagues very seriously. Therefore if you or someone in your household have been to a country on the CDC's list of heavily affected areas by COVID-19  within the past 14 days and have a fever or respiratory symptoms such as a cough or shortness of breath, please contact your primary healthcare provider for further guidance or make contact with the Medici App.

OELC and the EMONEKO group are following recommendations and guidelines provided by the CDC and WHO in order to provide highest standard of care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please visit their websites for more information.

Stay safe.


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