Through the provision of quality eye care for all ages, Hilliar & Gray Optometrists ensures your eye health and vision care needs are met, in a caring and professional manner.

Owen Hilliar Optometrist was established over 30 years ago in Pietermaritzburg, by Owen Hilliar. In 1997, Wendy Gray joined him and so the practice advanced, becoming Hilliar & Gray Optometrists in 2011. Continued growth saw the tally of Optometrists up to three, with SF van den Berg joining the team in 2013. Offering combined experience of almost 60 years, the practice commands the high ground in specialist optometry. Fields of expertise include all aspects of contact lenses, especially hard and scleral lenses, as well as paediatric eye care.

The practice is equipped with all of the latest, highly-specialised diagnostic equipment which allows accurate and in-depth evaluation of a range of different eye conditions. Hilliar & Gray Optometrists offers all of the services that would normally be expected, but is set apart by their ability to deal with specialised cases and their unwavering commitment to patient care and achieving the best possible visual outcomes.

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Experience eye care with a difference. Our professional, friendly and helpful staff are available to help satisfy your specific visual needs.

Top Quality Lenses & Frames

We only use lenses of the highest quality, sourced from the world’s largest spectacle lens manufacturer. We stock a wide selection of frames...


Medical Aid

We are contracted in with all major medical aids and charge medical aid rates, which differ according to your medical aid provider. We have...


Safety Eye Wear

Providing safety eye wear that is manufactured to very strict European safety standards has recently been added to the range of services offered...


Low Vision Aids

We provide several types of low vision aids, including hand held magnifiers, head mounted magnifiers and the like. Should there be any special...


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Meet Our Team

Wendy Gray
SF van den Berg
Andy Smart
Optical Dispenser

Open 6 Days a Week

8am – 5pm | Sat: 8.30am – 12.30pm

Experienced Optometrists

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Specialised Equipment

Offering diagnostic excellence

Designer Frames

We stock most major brands

Top Quality Lenses

Sourced from top manufacturers

Repairs and Adjustments

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