About Us

Leané Cilliers obtained her degree in Optometry from RAU ( today known as University of Johannesburg) in 1996.  After practising for 5 years in a Cape Town, Leané established  Leané Cilliers Optometriste in 2001 in Jeffreys Bay, welcoming  the changes and experiences offered by living in a small town. 

Eye care is part of every person’s primary health care services and all people should have access to vision care.  Leané started vision screenings at local schools in 2002 and in 2014 she was instrumental in connecting optometrists from Jeffreys Bay to become involved  as a team, in school screenings for our community.

Leané Cilliers has a passion for clinical optometry and to further her knowledge, Leané completed post graduate studies to improve her understanding in paediatric and binocular vision as well as diabetes related eye problems.  Lately in 2019, Leané added speciality contact lenses to her field of interests and enjoy offering the latest options in contact lenses to her patients.

Leané sees a challenge as an opportunity and enjoy  to search for solutions for more complicated visual cases.  One of the important lessons learned over the years is that the optometrist needs to understand that each patient has different visual needs for different visual tasks, and no 2 patients are the same.

No optometry practice can function effectively without frontline staff.  The friendly ladies in the front are Nolene and Tanya. We said farewell to Tanya in March 2019 and wish her many blessing for her new journey.  Nolene is  close to many patients for her caring and friendly way of assisting with any frontline queries at Leané Cilliers Optometriste.  Nolene  completed a course as optical assistants through the Graduate Institute of Optometry to improve her knowledge of optometry.  This has helped her to have a better understanding of optometry related issues to provide more efficient service to you.

We welcome Inno Kgarudi, our optical dispenser that has joined our practice team.  This will have a big impact on the quality of dispensing care your will receive as both Leané and Inno can assist with professional frame dispensing, spectacle repairs and adjustments.

Inno is originally from Fochville, Gauteng and has qualified as optical dispenser at CPUT in Cape Town.    Inno speak 5 languages and currently she is enjoying to learn Afrikaans.  Inno loves helping people and during the time she volunteered on Phelophepa health train in 2018, happiness was being part of the process when elderly people walk away with smiles, thanks to the experience of seeing clearly with new spectacles.  This has been the driving force and the main reason she loves her job.