ModernEyes Optometrist, at Mall of the South and in Northcliff, 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.



Lauren 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.

Damien Bartlett

At the age of 11, Damien received his first pair of contact lenses after battling with an eye condition known as keratoconus, which had gone undiagnosed from a young age. It was on that day he had decided that he was going to become an Optometrist!. The passion was ignited and after matriculating in 2003, he commenced his optometric studies. In 2008, Damien qualified and graduated with a B.Tech Optometry degree from the University of Johannesburg.

During his undergraduate years, Damien worked part-time in one of the largest optical laboratories as well as doing student optometric work at a prominent practice gaining valuable practical experience. Damien started his professional career at an upmarket private practice located in the West of Johannesburg, where he spent 10 years practising as an independent optometrist which afforded him the time to offer his patients professional and personalised eye care.

His practice philosophies have remained unchanged, as he continues to provide individualized eye care at ModernEyes Optometrists working with state-of-the-art digital and automated optical diagnostic equipment, ably assisted by a professional support team. Damien provides full-scope eye care including refractive evaluation, contact lens evaluation (soft, hard and scleral lenses), low vision assessments and rehabilitation therapy as well as primary medical eye care.


Our team is ready to welcome you at ModernEyes. 

Top row from left: Lauren Slade (Optometrist MOTS), Damien Bartlett (Optometrist Northcliff and MOTS), Gordon Masilela (Optical Assistant MOTS)

Bottom row from left: Michelle Potgieter (Accounts), Thobeka Nyembe (Optical assistant ModernEyes MOTS), Nhlanhla Dlomo (Optical assistant ModernEyes Northcliff)