Who We Are?
Spec Station is an Independent Optometric Practice that is part of the Optical Alliance group. It was opened in April 2000 by Ahmed Patel, who had acquired his Bachelor of Optometry degree in the year 1995. He is the son of Mr Hassen Patel, who was one of the first non-white Optometrists to qualify and practice as an Optometrist in Gauteng and possibly in South Africa. Mr Patel senior commenced practice as H. Patel Optometrist in 1963 in the suburb of Fordsburg on the Western fringe of Johannesburg City. He began offering Optometric services to members of any race group and the H.Patel name became synonymous with Optometry in many quarters of South Africa.
Mr. Patel had a thriving practice and it was not surprising that four of his five children pursued the profession of Optometry and still practice it today. While Mr. Patel senior is now deceased, his children still successfully run three practices in Gauteng. Spec Station was founded by Ahmed Patel, the youngest son of Mr. H. Patel in April 2000. After qualifying as an Optometrist in 1995, Ahmed worked at the Oriental Plaza branch of H. Patel Optometrists for 5 years before opening the Park Station Branch.
Park Station was chosen due to its central location and was named Spec Station because of it’s location inside of South Africa’s largest and busiest transport node. Spec Station has been providing quality eye care and affordable eyewear for thousands of patients from different parts of Africa and abroad. We pride ourselves in being the eye care provider of choice for a large percentage of theTransnet, Netcare, Eskom, SAPS groups.
We do promote the benefits of the latest optical trends and brands in terms of materials, looks and comfort but believe it is the right every patient to receive a prescription at an affordable price. Our dealings with Medical Aid Schemes are completely ethical. We subscribe to Peer review initiatives and honour our contract with the various Medical Schemes. We believe the key to success is efficient aftercare service. Our patients are encouraged to visit us regarding any queries that they might have or simply drop us a line.
Our Customer Say...
Excellent Service, Great Selection Of Frames and speedy delivery of glasses
Tested my eyes, calculated my script and provided my frames in just a single day. really great service
I just called, made an appointment, receuved great service from the time i stepped through their door. keep it guys.
I've been a patient of Spe Statuion for the last 10 years. I wont go any where eklse.
Thankls for the awesome frames and great advice.
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