It was nice to see that our Blanchardstown Store was shortlisted for the Retail Fitout awards of 2017. We had some pretty good company. What is really nice is all the feedback you, our patients have given us regarding the new look store.
Kate Spade born Katherine Noel Brosnahan; December 24, 1962. What an Irish name indeed! Kate inspired the brand which started in 1992 with her desire to design the perfect handbag. Crisp color, graphic prints and playful sophistication are the hallmarks of kate spade new york. One of our top choices for 2017.
Only last week one of our regular patients decided to make a fashion statement and treat herself to a beautiful Versace frame. Without knowing the brand before she made her final decision – she chose it on the basis of comfort, fit & quality. So age does not matter when it comes to style and taste. Discerning clients develop a lifetime of making good choices and feel good about their decisions.
Book, Browse, Buy or Reserve Online for spectacles – Mairead O’Leary Opticians launch Ireland’s first full line optical e-commerce mobile enabled website.
Dublin, Ireland – Mairead O’Leary announced today the launch of Ireland’s first online store where you can buy online or place on hold spectacle frames of your choice at www.maireadoleary.ie. Your frame will be reserved for 48 hours before being made available for sale. Speaking about the launch Mairead O’Leary said “Convenience, choice and client assurance that we have the product available for viewing or purchase are the cornerstones of our web offering”. Read More »
We continue this series of top threats to your eyes by Mary Browne F.A.O.I. who is based at our Rathmines branch. Retinal detachments are something that we tend to associate with the outdoor life and the traumas we put ourselves through when enjoying sports, adventure and sheer mishaps. However age also has a role to play. Firstly a bit about your retina, what it does and what can happen to it.
For the 5th year running we are proud that each practice has led the charge to have transformed the lives of more people in Mozambique by enabling the provision of sight exams and spectacles. Last year we made and impact on 175 lives.
We continue this series of top threats to your eyes by Mary Browne F.A.O.I. who is based at our Rathmines branch. Cataracts are something we can look forward to see much more of as we all live longer. Perhaps some day we can look forward to a less invasive solution to curing the problem.
There’s a lens inside the eye like a clear lump of jelly. When we’re younger, it changes shape to help you focus up close. Over time, this lens can become cloudy, causing blurred vision.
In this series, Mary Browne FAOI continues to let us know about the top five threats to your eyesight. The blog is a bit longer than our unusual ones as we “deep dive” into these top five threats to your eyesight. Today we look at Macular degeneration. Macular degeneration can have a devastating impact on your independence. One of my colleagues died a few years ago, and then his widow developed macular degeneration. Her independence was completely gone and her social life changed dramatically. By our nature we are more optimistic than realistic. We over estimate how long we will live, how much money we will earn etc. However with a few sensible precautions, we can help our optimism become more realistic and live that quality of live we desire.
There are so many things out there to “get you” and one day, one of them will succeed. But you hope it will be very old age. It may feel like there is not a lot you can do about it. However if you take some sensible precautions, it can make a big difference to ensuring you extend the quality of your life.
Mary Browne – Optometrist will tell us about the top five threats to your eyesight over the next few months. Normally our blogs are short, but these will go into a little more depth for those interested in the topics.
Optometry Giving Sight is a charity that helps provide eyecare and glasses to people in developing countries. Ireland is paired with Mozambique. Dublin Institute of Technology and University of Ulster have helped set up a college in Nampula to train local people as optometrists. When qualified, they will be able to test vision and provide glasses to people in the area.
The well known tale of doubtful authenticity from world war one is a story that happens every day! We have all been in situations where we have had some difficulty with hearing what someone has said at some point. However, if you are asking people to repeat themselves more than usual, or you just pretend to have heard what they have said, why not have your hearing checked?
We recently had great event in our Blanchardstown practice. Victoria Graham,
a trained colour-me-beautiful style consultant came to the practice, along with a
representative from Silhouette eyewear. They brought along the complete range of
Silhouette rimless frames in all sizes, shapes and colours available, giving maximum
choice to the patients booked in that day.
Polarised sunglass lenses are far superior at cutting out glare than basic tinted lenses. Also, they are not overly dark to look through, so you don’t have to constantly take them on and off when the clouds come out.
What is the difference between a Superior quality progressive lens and a simple progressive lens?
The difference is often found in the quality of the workmanship or in the age of the progressive lens design. While Superior quality progressive lenses are developed and manufactured with the help of the latest calculation and manufacturing methods, simple progressive lenses often have outdated designs. Read More »
I often see older kids and teenagers for an eye test and there’s sometimes a question at the end-“when am I suitable for contact lenses?” or “Ben plays a lot of sport and his glasses really get in the way, is there any solution?”.
UV exposure is dangerous not only for our skin, it can also damage the inside of our eyes. This can contribute to several eye diseases such as cataracts and macular degeneration. Even in cloudy weather, there is still a certain amount of UV radiation.
For myopic ( or shortsighted) people the choice is made early in life. If you are 16 and can’t see past the end of your arm, you know you need to wear corrective lenses most or all of the time and for these teenagers, contact lenses are an obvious choice. You can play sports with them, you have good all-round vision and importantly, even for those who love their fashion spectacle frames, contact lenses are a good choice on nights out. The vast majority of our first-time contact lens wearers are in their teens or early twenties and the majority of these are short-sighted.
Some cheaper anti-glare coatings can make glasses very difficult to keep clean. These budget coatings get smudged very easily, should anything touch them. Most glasses wearers know how irritating it can be, constantly cleaning grubby lenses.