The spectacle service at Retreat Community Health Centre has been temporarily suspended.
Provincial health department spokesman, Mark van der Heever, said there was a dispute with the contracted service provider over its level of service. The service had been suspended while the matter was investigated and patients were being alerted to the situation.
Mr Van der Heever said the department hoped to resolve the matter and restore the service soon.
“It is really an unfortunate situation, which has impacted on the care we provide, but we have full confidence of restoring the service soon and our clients can then be assured of quality health care,” he said.