About Tonkil Optometrists

Tonkil Optometrist is the boutique optometrist that delivers world class eye care and personalised service. It is their distinctive combination of cutting-edge technology, years of experience, genuine care for patients and a deep passion for all things Optometry that keeps patients coming back.


Mark and Bronwen, the dynamic duo behind Tonkil Optometrists, have been together since 1993 and married in 2001. They have 3 amazing children and have worked together in Optical related businesses since 1996.


In 1971 Mark’s father Colin opened Tonkil Optometrists Parow at 70 Voortrekker Road, the very spot where it still operates today. Mark started working in the practice over weekends and holidays from the age of 13. In 1995 after qualifying he joined the practice full time and runs this practice today.


In 2018 Mark and Bronwen were presented with the

opportunity to buy the Sea Point based practice of a

well-respected colleague, Stanley Abramson.

They now also continue to serve the community

of the Atlantic Seaboard, serviced by Stanley for

over 30 years.


These family run practices take pride in sourcing and

advising on the latest eyewear and eye care products,

to ensure that each client finds their perfect fit.

Tonkil Optometrists Sea Point & Parow
Mark & Bronwyn Tonkil

Our vision is to marry excellent clinical optometric services with cutting edge contact lens and spectacle lens technology and a curated selection of frames and products to bring all our patients “Eyecare with Flair!