Since its foundation in 2004 as a small practice in the town of Ermelo, Hannes Zwarts Eye Care has grown into one of the most reputable and respected practices in the province.


It has always been their aim to practice full scope Optometry and the practice is equipped with state of the art diagnostic instrumentation and has the necessary certification to use and prescribe diagnostic – and therapeutic pharmaceuticals. Although the practice had an in house laboratory for the cutting of lenses from the start, it now also boasts a full-fledged laboratory imported from Kentucky U.S.A. able to manufacture a variety of spectacle lenses within an hour.


A satellite practice was opened in 2011 in the neighbouring town of Bethal to expand the availability of their services.





The founder of Hannes Zwarts Eye Care, Hannes Zwarts, was born and raised in Standerton. He graduated in 2001 from Rand Afrikaans University and received the award for the best clinical Optometry student. After his training he briefly joined a practice in his home town before opening his own practice in Ermelo 2004.


Hannes practices full scope Optometry and has completed post graduate studies in advanced diagnostic skills through the University of Kwazulu Natal, and therapeutic pharmaceutical applications through a collaboration between U.K.Z.N. and State University Of New York.


Hannes takes pride in his ever increasing patient base, with patients from Swaziland, Mozambique and all over South Africa.


When not taking care of patients he likes to spend time kitesurfing, brewing craft beer, distilling whiskey or studying his childhood passion, the art of magic. He is married to Izelde and together they are self-proclaimed foodies, happiest when on a road trip exploring the next authentic place to eat or drink.


The Team

Front: Riana Jacob, Izelde Zwarts en Maranda Ntlatseng,

Back: Hannes Zwarts, Doroné Moore en Tharina Coetzer


PR NO: 0158569

Dros Centre, Ermelo, South Africa

Tel: 017 811 2363



PR NO: 0413569

Spur Centre, Bethal, South Africa

Tel: 017 647 2820/2805


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