About Mairead O’Leary

Our story begins in Rathmines in Dublin 6, over 30 years ago in 1987. Rathmines always embraced diversity, innovation and creativity and was indeed an appropriate birth place for the practice.  Back then it was illegal to have more than 8 spectacles in your window, however we invented a way that hundreds of the latest designer spectacles glistening under spotlights could be seen before entering the practice.

Our second practice was opened in 1988 in Blanchardstown village prior to our move to the Blanchardstown Centre in 1996.   Brands such as Vogue, Calvin Klein, Esprit, Armani, MiuMiu and were added to the collections showing over a thousand frames on display. Today our status as a leading independent stockist for designer brands, means you can get access to the latest styles from Italian factories a long time before the optical chains.

October 2014 saw the merger of the long-established Dublin Eye Centre with our Rathmines practice. The Dublin Eye Centre is a leading “Total Eye Care Centre” supported with a full range of optical services including consultant surgical and clinical ophthalmologists.

We are dedicated to continuous innovation and attention to detail which has secured us as the favourite optician specialist for families and celebrities alike. We helped invent the global industry-leading practice management software and our computerised patient records go back to 1987. Over that time, we have built a detailed patient history including retinal photography, which assists us in tracking the smallest changes in your eye health.

We have supervised many optical students in practice over the years and have many academic staff on our team, who help us keep ahead when it comes to optical care from both practice standards and the latest in diagnostic and lens technologies.

When it comes to eye-care excellence, experience counts. We were the first to introduce enhanced eye exams in Ireland in 2008. Our staff specialisations include: Contact Lens fittings, cataract, macular degeneration and glaucoma detection. Our paediatric care includes detection of cross-eyes, squints and stocking beautiful fun ranges of kids spectacles.

Many Corporate Customers use us to advise on their VDU policies, and provide Health & Safety programs for eye-sight and provide their staff with appropriate screening/testing and safety glasses following a full appraisal of the work environment.

Remember, eyesight is one of the most precious gifts we have, so look after it. Contact us, book an appointment or simply walk into any of our branches and we promise to treat each of you as if you were members of our family.