WHO ARE WE?
O-V Optics Pty Ltd had humble beginnings in 2014 in Johannesburg, South Africa and is operated nationally by Tanya Oehmen and Zulé Vuuren from their current base in the Overberg Region of the Western Cape. The two head up a team of passionate individuals, sharing strong family values and the belief that we all have the right to protect our children in any scenario imaginable. The O-V Team’s mission is to educate and inform about the dangers of UV exposure to the eyes of children, so empowering and enabling you, as a parent, to protect your sons and daughters.
Sunglasses are a necessity for all, not just an accessory for some!
Tanya, a qualified optometrist, has extensive experience in practice and in optical training & sales, having consulted for Johnson & Johnson Medical and Hoya Vision Care. Her perseverance and dedication make her an exceptional problem solver, never giving up until a solution is created. Tanya’s broad optical knowledge and varied experience with people as a traveller and healthcare service professional, is the core of the outstanding service and products O-V delivers.
Zulé, an adventurer at heart, completed her Psychology qualification through UNISA, while travelling the World. She filled various positions in a variety of industries learning from many, but ultimately practicing her passion as a Professional Photographer, and purpose as Entrepreneur, constantly searching for and developing simple solutions to seemingly complex problems. Zulé’s unique life experiences give her an edge when connecting with people and her attention to detail ensures a smooth operation for the O-V team and the various projects we are involved in.
What we Value Most
– Families First – YOUR family, OUR families and The O-V Team as a big, supportive Family
– Open Honesty Always – We are here to give you the facts
– Create Happiness and Fun – We always leave you with a SMILE
– Embrace Creativity and Change – We find new ways to do things better
– Always Passionate, Always Humble
WHAT WE DO and HOW WE DO IT?
Our MISSION –We create greater awareness of the effects of UV sun damage on the eyes of children by informing parents, teachers and children of the imminent dangers. We encourage the habitual use of UVA and UVB protective eye wear as part of our ingrained culture, and as part of your child’s school uniform for maximum protection every day.
We pave the way to the positive societal opinion that wearing sunglasses when outside is a necessity FOR ALL, not only for adults, but their children too. We do this through speaking engagements – directly with you, parents, teachers and children. We provide necessary health and safety information that you may not be aware of as part of The “Sunglasses at School” Initiative, a FIRST in South Africa. This, in turn, creates the need for a product that can be trusted by parents to offer the desired protection their children need. We supply virtually unbreakable sunglasses through our Product Partner, Real Kids Shades South Africa, that can be customised with your school, club or organisation branding. We source only the best quality in international, children specific frame designs that we thoroughly test within the SA market.
We are the industry leader in the supply of children’s sunglasses as we offer unmatched quality and value in our products and services.
Speak to your principal TODAY and become a member of The “Sunglasses at School” Initiative!
Most Importantly WHY WE DO IT?
We believe the dangers of UV damage to the eyes aren’t being spoken about enough and we will make the facts known by educating and informing as many as possible.
We believe YOU, as a parent, have the right to protect your child from any danger that may threaten their current and future health and well-being.
We believe you have the right to a quality product that provides value for money and protects your child’s eyes adequately.
We believe in providing a quality service, ensuring optimum comfort and safety to your child.
We believe every child has the right to eye protection and have established The Future Vision Foundation, a non-profit company supported by The Sunglasses at School Initiative and Real Kids Shades SA, to provide access to adequate eye care to all children in South Africa. You, your best friend, your company, organisation and school can contribute to the build of the Future Vision Truck by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org