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Bad news travels faster than good?

24 07 2017 18 08 Office Lens

Just a quick note – when we were in our previous location in Bailieborough, opposite the Kingscourt Road, we had no end of people commenting that we were closing down. This was news to the staff and us at the time! The rumour started because the premises on the corner – the printer’s was closing down.

Eight years on… Boyle Sports has both units, but not relevant here.

A client recently commented that he had seen Peter Murtagh taking photographs of “our” premises, and asked if we were selling up?

There is now a For Sale sign on the second story window of our premises. But in smaller writing, underneath it does state “tenant not effected”. (Ejected???) Slight spelling mistake there – why don’t people who print signs have a spell checker?

The building is for sale – we do not own the building, and are unfortunately not in a position to purchase it at this time – I just checked my wallet, and nope, not enough cash there!

Hopefully things will continue on as they are – a new owner will purchase the property, and agree to let us stay, and we will not be affected, but there is always a possibility that a new owner may have other plans for the building.. This would likely cause a slight disruption to our service – we have moved before in Bailieborough, and it was a tough weekend, one I could do without repeating any time soon, but we could do it again, if we had to…

But the point of the post – We are NOT (NOT NOT) CLOSING!

 

 

May Madness

 

For the month of May only, 20% of all Spectacle Frames.

Free eye tests for all Medical Card Holders and remember that there are more people entitled to a Free eye test under their PPS number, due to changes made in the last budget, for the self employed and their spouses.

Remember that our Kingscourt practice has amalgamated with our Bailieborough practice and we are open for appointments Monday to Saturday, with a late night Thursday for your convenience.

Easter

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We wish you all a very Happy Easter!

We will be closing on Good Friday at 3.00pm and because Easter Monday is a Bank Holiday – we always close on the Saturday before a bank holiday Monday, we will be back in business on Tuesday at 10.00am.

We hope you have a good weekend!

If you have a real emergency with your eyes, please call Ian, who lives in a place with poor signal, but leave a message!

Free eye tests for more!

HARP

The Department of Social Protection has announced that Optical Benefit will be introduced for self employed people from the 27th of March.

Those that pay a class S contribution, and their dependent spouses can now claim for optical, dental and medical appliance benefits.

This is the first time that the self employed are included in this scheme, which until then was only for PAYE Employees.

Conditions still apply – you need to have made enough payments – usually over the last 5 tax years.

To see if you or your spouse is eligible, just call us with your name and PPS number – we can email the request to the Departments, and usually receive a response the same or next day.

Usually you would be entitled to an eye exam every two years under the scheme, but earlier tests can be done if there is a clinical justification.

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