Category Archive for: ‘Emergency Information’

Christmas Opening Hours.

Christmas Time, again.


As usual we are going to be closed between Christmas and New Year, our excuse being that we can get no deliveries until the New Year. Though that is actually true!

This is the only time I am personally guaranteed to get some time off, and that time at home is very precious, particularly this year.

We will be having a staff Christmas meal on Friday 21st in the afternoon, so we will be closing at 1pm, or perhaps shortly after? on that Friday, and we will be gone until January 3rd.

(Scottish people are genetically unable to work on January 2nd).

We may see you in the Bailie Hotel on Friday afternoon, but after that we will see you in 2019.

Wishing everyone a Very Merry Christmas, or Happy Holidays to be more politically correct?

Ho Ho Ho!

Happy Holidays from Ian, Neasa , Sandra and Victoria.

(once again, in alphabetical order!)


Many thanks to all of our clients – no business is anything without you, after all!

We wish you all a happy and healthy Christmas, and  onwards to year 2019 and beyond!


Please, please remember to NOT sleep in your contact lenses-  it may have been a great night out, but your next day or two in hospital may not be so great? It is not worth it – for more information in case of an emergency, please click this link.



In case of Emergency…

Eye and Sight threatening conditions can occur at any time, but fortunately most eye problems are not urgent in nature.

Optometrists in Ireland usually do not offer an out of hours service, because eye problems are rarely all that sudden in onset. However, at any time, but particularly over the Christmas Holidays, we will see people at irregular hours – I am aware that some issues cannot wait for our extended closing times over the Christmas holiday season.

If you have broken your spectacles, wear your spare pair. Don’t have spares? Doh!

If you have a seriously painful eye, and are a contact lens client of ours, please contact Ian on this numberIan’s mobile O83 8O8 O371 – there is no guarantee that my phone will be in coverage, but if you leave your name, number and a message I will get back to you, though if you are in significant pain, and have a red eye with a pus like discharge, I would suggest that you consider going straight to the Eye and Ear Hospital, or the Mater Casualty Department in Dublin- we would probably advise that you go there when we see you anyway! We are not legally allowed to prescribe drops to treat eye infections.

This advice would also be relevant to people with sudden loss of vision, extreme eye pain or (again) extreme light sensitivity – I will happily see you, but most of those issues will probably require (possibly) urgent onward referral to the hospitals.

Have a great holiday season, but please, remember to stay safe with your contact lenses!

Please remember,

  1. DO NOT SLEEP IN YOUR CONTACT LENSES (Unless we advised you that it is safe to do so, which is very very rare).
  2. Wash you hands before applying and removing lenses.
  3. Clean the lenses properly if they are not daily disposables, and always use fresh solution every night.

Have a look at our Contact Lens Dos and Don’ts here.


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