Hannes Zwarts Optometrists was founded in 2004 by Optometrist Hannes Zwarts with part-time office hours in Kerk Street Ermelo. During the next year the office was expanded and relocated to the Game Centre. In this location, it became a full-time practice and eyeglass service was added, including one-hour service on limited prescriptions. Any other complex prescriptions could be dispensed within 24 hours. This began the concept of "one-stop for professional vision care."


In 2009 we decided to reinvent the practice by revamping it and moving it to the Dros Centre, Ermelo. In 2011 we expanded our complete optometric services with a satellite practice in Bethal at the Spur Centre.

We are proud to be at the fore front of always trying to provide the ultimate in patient satisfaction.






The founder of Hannes Zwarts Optometrists, Hannes Zwarts,was born and raised in Standerton. He graduated in 2001 from Rand Afrikaans University. The award for the best clinical Optometry student in his class was awarded to him in his final year of study. After his training he began to practice in Standerton with Mark Lawrence. They entered into partnership in Ermelo in 2004. In 2006 Hannes decided to buy Mark’s share out and he is now the sole proprietor of Hannes Zwarts Optometrists. He practices broad spectrum Optometry and has even explored the fields of Orthokeratology, Iridology, Hypnosis and Bates methods. He also completed is post graduate studies in advanced diagnostic skills through the University of Kwazulu Natal, developed numerous Optometric software applications for eye therapy as well as dispensing and diagnostic procedures. Hannes takes pride in his ever increasing patient base, with patients from Swaziland, Mozambique and all over South Africa.


When Hannes is not taking care of his patients he likes to spend time kitesurfing, brewing craft beer in his own brewery or studying his childhood passion, the art of magic.


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

Fax: 017 811 2386



PR NO: 0413569

Spur Centre, Bethal, South Africa

Tel: 017 647 2820/2805

Fax: 017 647 1391


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