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Pieter Naudé

Pieter matriculated at Sasolburg High School and already knew back then that he wanted to become an optometrist one day.  His mother, being a keratoconic patient, exposed him to the industry at a young age.  Qualifying from RAU in 2004 with his B.Optom degree, his journey started.  In 2009 he received his postgraduate diploma in Sports and Binocular vision. There is not a single aspect of the profession that he does not enjoy.  

He joined Spectacle Warehouse in 2005 and worked in the Cape until he moved to Pretoria in 2006.  Pieter finished multiple stage MTB races, of which his favorite is the Sani2C. He sees himself as a runner and ran the Comrades marathon in both 2013 and 2014.  

His passion for advanced contact lenses may have started because of his family's needs, but today it is the wide variety of solutions that fuels it. When he is not consulting, he thoroughly enjoys the business side of Optometry and spends his time managing four stores; he is part founder of the first cloud-based optometry software in South Africa and regularly consults with fellow colleagues about the business aspect. There is no secret that he is not prepared to share about what he has discovered in the industry and enjoys giving back to the industry. 

He has been invited as a guest lecturer at various optometry schools in SA to teach the practical aspect of contact lenses and will continue to do so.