Modern Eyes Optometrist, at Mall of the South, Johannesburg, houses an array of celebrated designer frames and sunglasses. Together with ZEISS lenses, we bring customised precision to your visual experience. This destination store offers state of the art eye test facilities, as well as a highly skilled team whose passion it is to deliver outstanding service, impeccable fashion style and superior spectacle lens quality.  

Our Optometrists

Lauren Slade

Lauren Slade obtained her Bachelor of Optometry degree (Cum Laude) from Technikon Witwatersrand in 2001 and immediately joined the staff at Optimed Eye Centre in Alberton, where she gained invaluable knowledge, insight and training in vision and eye disease. She purchased Meyersdal Optometrist in 2006 and has taken it from a small and struggling practice to one of the most successful and respected practices in the South of Johannesburg. In 2013 she was approached by Carl Zeiss Vision to open and run a highly exclusive Zeiss Retail Experience Store which she opened under the name of ModernEyes Optometrists in September 2015 in the Mall of the South.

Lauren attends courses and conferences on a regular basis in order to keep up to date with the latest research and developments in the optometric field, and is currently doing an Ocular Diagnostics and Therapeutics course through the Department of Optometry at UJ, which will enable her to play a role in the expansion of the scope of Optometry in South Africa, as soon as the legalities are finalised by Government and the Health Professions Council of South Africa.

Lauren prides herself in providing her patients with professional service, quality eye-care, and high quality branded products that meet international standards. Her practices prioritise putting the patient first through eye-care education and outstanding customer service. Her aim for her practices is to provide superior services and products at very competitive prices, without compromising on either quality or professional standards.

Michelle De Oliveira started in optometry as an assistant student in 2003 and later qualified with a B.Optom degree at the University of Johannesburg in 2006. Michelle’s 13 years of experience include service to the Lions operation brightsight and the phelophepa train.

Michelle has always worked in Benoni since the day she qualified, but recently joined the Team at ModernEyes at the Mall of the South.

Michelle De Oliviera

Michelle provides full-scope eye care including refractive evaluation, contact lens evaluation (soft, hard and scleral lenses) and primary medical eye care. As one of the few Portuguese speaking optometrists in Johannesburg, Michelle De Oliveira, excels at providing professional personalised eye care.

Michelle’s love for glasses is seen by the number of pairs she owns herself.

Our beautiful practice assistants are ready to welcome you at ModernEyes. 

From left Monica Ramdhow, Phumlani Madondo and Melanie Smit below.