The Somerset West St John Eye Clinic is part of the Order of St John that has operations countrywide. It focuses on primary health care, and its vision is to empower communities to take charge of their own health. It promotes health and wellness through its eye care facilities in the Western Cape and offers affordable eye care for people from all walks of life, but specifically the marginalised. The clinic has qualified optometrists and can have spectacles made in 10 days from an eye test. Recently, the Somerset West St John Eye Clinic tested the eyesight of 101-year-old Vera Potter, a pensioner and a resident of Somerset West, who has been a client of the clinic since 2002. To make an appointment, the clinic at 021 8517394, on week days, from 8.30am to 12.30pm.