Specialist Team

Rob Solomon – Optometrist  |  Dip Optom FOA(SA), MC Optom (UK)

Robert has been married to Leila for 24 years and they have two young adult children with whom they delight in spending time with outdoors and exploring the wonders of our Cape lifestyle. When not at work, Rob spends much of his free time engaging in various sporting interests including mountain biking, running, hiking and gym workouts. Robert gained experience as a newly qualified Optometrist by working in various practices in Cape Town, Windhoek and Johannesburg including Groote Schuur Hospital Ophthalmology department as well as some trips with Bureau for Prevention of Blindness. His British qualifications also allowed Rob to spend time working for the Mobile Clinic in the UK which specialized in home visits to the Aged all over the UK. Robert has special interest in prevention and detection of macular degeneration and has procured instruments to this end. “Optometry is a truly challenging, enjoyable profession and I am proud to be the Senior Optometrist at SpecsDirect, surrounded by such a competent team of people”.


– King Edward Preparatory School
– King Edward High School
– Eden College (Grade 10-12)
– Diploma in Optometry Witwatersrand Technicon 1987

Professional Qualifications:

– Awarded Diploma in Optometry from the S.A O A. Dec 1987
– Elected a fellow of the S.A.O.A Jan 1988
– Qualified and was elected member of British College of Optometrists Aug 1993
– Registered as Optometrist in New Zealand Feb 1999
– Awarded Certificate of Advanced Study in Ocular Disease and Pharmaceutical Application at the New England College of Optometry (Boston, USA) 1996
– Registered as practicing Optometrist with Optometrists Registration Board of Victoria (Aus.) May 1999
– Awarded Certificate for Binocular Vision Skills, Strabismus and Vision Related Learning Problems June 2007
– Awarded Certificate of Advanced Study in Binocular Vision, Pediatrics and Related Areas at Graduate Institute of – Optometry Aug 2008

Peter Solomon – Dispensing Optician  |  ND Optical Dispensing (SA), FBDO (UK)

Peter has been married to Tracy for 22 years. They have two children. They spend most weekends outdoors – walking their dogs, hiking and mountain biking. He particularly enjoys MTB stage racing in all corners of South Africa, riding through this beautiful country of ours. For 2 years after he qualified, Peter gained vast retail and dispensing experience working in optometric practices in Cape Town. Shortly afterward, he and Rob joined in a partnership that has lasted over 27 years. Peter ran a frame import and distribution company and was also involved in a lens manufacture laboratory. He is still involved in the Optical Dispensing course in an advisory capacity. Peter has a very keen interest in digital marketing, communication and advertising. Staff training and education is high up on his priority list. Keeping abreast of the latest international developments that affects our profession is of utmost importance, so that we can continue to provide the best possible products and service to our clientele.


– King Edward Preparatory School
– King Edward High School
– Eden College (Grade 10-12)
– Diploma in Optical Dispensing – Cape Town Technicon (CPUT) 1989

Professional Qualifications:

– Awarded National Diploma in Optical Dispensing Dec 1989
– Member of SARODA 1990
– Qualified In the UK as a Dispensing Optician and a FBDO 1995
– External Examiner for the Optical Dispensing Qualification

Mercia Cloete |  Practice Manager

Ulanda Botha  |  Optical Dispenser

Yusuf Theunissen |  Optical Dispenser

Elmé Hector  |  Frontline / Admin Team Leader

Belinda Lombard  |  Frontline

Rudica Meyer  |  Lab Technician

Adiel Davids  |  Technical

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