"Visual aids must be made available for everyone"
Based on this guideline and our social commitment, Windhoek Optics has a few permanent offers for certain groups of clients:
Optometric service is not offered in every town and some people don't have a chance to visit their nearest provider. With its itinerant practice Windhoek Optics visits even remote parts of the country. We cover a wide area from Katima Mulilo in the far North-East to Aussenkehr down south on the banks of the Orange River. From Gobabis in the East to Lüderitz at the coast - they all are regularly visited.
You are more than welcome to contact us to find out which is the closest town in your vicinity to be visited.
Please note that Windhoek Optics does not charge additionally for this service!
Another group of customers to be helped are our elderly community members. In co-operation with the Namibian Old Age Help Fund (NOAH) and the Radio-station "Kanaal 7" we provide necessary spectacles for senior citizens at a special rate covered in full by NOAH. There is no extra payment required from the clients, as this is a cost-covering offer.
An application has to be handed in to NOAH and a committee decides - based on certain conditions - whether payment will be granted. After confirmation the clients just have to consult us for an optometric examination and to choose and collect their glasses. Nothing further has to be done on their side.
Furthermore we care for children's vision.
We do screenings in schools and kindergartens to find deficiencies in the child's vision. Giving the appropriate correction at an early stage can prevent them from getting severe sight-problems later in life.
We all know that quality of life is strongly associated with good vision. Therefore the smallest members of our social community must get the best possible quality in their vision to obtain best possible results in learning and therefore be successful in their future life.
March, 7th 2020 at Windhoek Optics:
Affordable support for good vision
Everybody in Namibia deserves access to a good and reliable healthcare and the related helping aids needed for this. The Namibian Optometric Association (NOA) always tries to find ways in helping with visual support. The main target groups are the elderly, people in rural areas, children and the ones without Medical Aid who cannot afford to buy spectacles. Within the past few years various events have been organized by the NOA and involved optometrists to help these fellow citizens in need. Time and frames were contributed from optometrists as well as lenses and mechanical work from the laboratories.
Now we got a generous offer from Anja Neuhaus (“Evangelischer Kirchenkreis Wesel” and it’s “Partnership-committee Namibia”) from the German town of Wesel and Frank Clausen (private initiative) from Greater Hamburg area. For quite a while both are doing voluntary support in Namibia, partially privately funded! The calls to members of their local church-community respectively friends to donate not needed spectacles culminated in a huge success! Windhoek Optics received boxes of donated frames and offered sorting, cleaning and restoring them free of charge. As a top-up Windhoek Optics tripled the amount of donated frames by contributing un-used stock frames.
The ongoing support done on Thursdays at the Windhoek Central Hospital and the upcoming “World sight day” in October will receive additional frame-stock – and everybody involved will benefit from this donation.
Thanks so much to Evangelischer Kirchenkreis Wesel, Anja Neuhaus, Frank Clausen !
f.l.t.r: Ulli Pchalek (WHK Optics), Anja Neuhaus, Sunette Chapman (NOA-Chairperson), Frank Clausen