Spectacles on a Snellen eyetest chart

Eye Examinations

Your sight is too important to be left to chance. Ensure you and your's have regular eye testing to ensure everything is normal.

Essilor UV Protective Coatings

Protect your Eyes

Every Crizal Antireflective lens in now available as standard with UV back surface protection. Give your eyes maximum UV radiation protection!

Contact Lenses

Contact Lens fitting and aftercare reviews. Ensure that your contacts are as clear and comfortable as they should be, all day long.

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A picture of Safety Spectacles

Contact us to discuss your requirements.

Corporate Eyecare- we carry out eye testing for VDU users and for health and safety reasons, available onsite or in our premises. We also supply goggles and spectacles specifically designed for sports.

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An optometrist tests the eyes of a young child

Children's Eyecare

Children's Eyecare is incredibly overlooked in Ireland, every child should be checked from 3 onwards. Many preventable problems are discovered too late- aged 7 is usually too late!

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Coffee and steamy spectacles

OptiFog - Clear lenses, all the time.

Optifog "anti steam" coated lenses now available at McLeish Optometrists.

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Medical Card

Medical Cards & PRSI

We are pleased to accept HSE Medical Card and PRSI patients- Medical Card applications need to be authorised before you can be seen- please call us or call in for an application. PRSI is simpler, just call us with your RSI Number.


COVID-19 information

Coronavirus information

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Local Eyecare for Everyone - Call us today for an appointment!

Eye Examinations

EyeSight is precious, have your vision and eyes examined regularly- it isn’t only for spectacle wearers!

Contact Lenses

CLsContact Lens fitting and reviews- are you wearing the best lenses for YOUR eyes?

Childrens Eyecare

3+Undetected childhood vision problems can have lifelong consquences. Every Child should be checked aged approximately 3, sooner if problems are suspected.

Corporate Eyecare

DSECorporate Eyecare- from safety spectacles to VDU eye checks, we can arrange onsite or in our office.

School Day Copy

Starting School or Back to School

School DaysYou have the uniform, shoes, books and copies bought. New school bags, pencils, erasers, rulers- the checklist is long, but by now hopefully pretty much all ticked.

1 in 10 Children under 12 need spectacles, 1 in 5 by aged 16…

Will your precious one be able to see the whiteboard, blackboard or projector properly?

Will they know if they cannot? (How can a child know they cannot see properly?) Answer – They don’t!

Will your son require different educational techniques to his class mates, because of his colour vision deficiency??

Virtually all learning is visual. You get the message…

Too Much Not Enough


A simulation of horizontal diplopia (double vision)
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Eyebar 000

Eye Bars – the healthier way to enjoy chocolate?

There is a new chocolate bar, available only at the opticians! The Eye Bar is a chocolate bar containing the vitamins and nutrients proven to help prevent or slow down the progression of AMD (Age related Macular Degeneration).

From the distributor’s website-


Treat yourself to healthier eyes with EyeBar

EyeBar is a new and unique chocolate bar fortified with vitamins and minerals. EyeBar provides a more pleasing way to take a regular eye health supplement to help maintain healthy vision. 

Made from quality chocolate (65% cocoa solids minimum) and with all the vitamins and minerals your eyes need to stay healthy, plus Lutein and Zeaxanthin, EyeBar is a delicious way to help look after your eyes.

The Age Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) found that taking regular supplements specifically for the eyes may reduce further deterioration in eye health by up to 26%. EyeBar is fortified with vitamins C and E, Zinc and Copper, validated in both the AREDS and AREDS2 studies. 

Each box contains 30 individually wrapped, 12g chocolate bars and one or two bars can be enjoyed daily. If appropriate, one EyeBar and one EyeTab capsule can be taken per day. 

Nutrient 1 Bar 2 Bars % RDA 2 bars
Zinc 12.5 mg 25 mg 250%
Lutein / Zeaxanthin 6 mg 12 mg  
Vitamin C 250 mg 500 mg 625%
Vitamin E 200 IU 400 IU 1333%
Copper 0.8 mg 1.6 mg 160%

Personally I think one per day would suffice, but I’m not a chocoholic. If you are, or know someone that is, who might have early age changes, why not treat them? I guess there would be less calories in the tablets though?

Get them while they last, it will be interesting to see how many sell, compared to how many “disappear”!

Staff – I am watching YOU.


Sleep Apnoea

Sleep Apnoea, (or Apnea if you use American English) has recently been linked to poor outcomes for people with Wet AMD- researchers have found that many people who do not respond to IntraVitreal injections of Lucentis (bevacizumab) did have undiagnosed and therefore untreated Sleep Apnoea.

Sleep Apnoea is a potentially serious condition where the individuals throat narrows when sleeping. In some individuals the throat can become completely closed, causing them to be unable to breath. They will struggle to breath when asleep, but the brain then wakens the person, and while it may take a few seconds, they do start to breath again, though there may be a choking sensation until they do start. This can cause a seriously disrupted night for the sufferer and perhaps partner, and sleep apnoea sufferers are often chronically tired, some can fall asleep in the middle of a sentence, or even while driving.

People with sleep apnoea are usually constantly tired, and the reduced Blood Oxygen levels during an episode can cause problems with many body organs, including the brain and the eye. Another recent finding is that people with this condition are 1.67 times more likely to develop Glaucoma than non sufferers.

There are different types of Sleep Apnoea, the most common type is Obstructive, and can be managed by weight loss- if applicable, restricting alcohol intake and stopping using sleeping tablets if used. Sometimes just raising the head more, a different sleeping position, and nasal decongestants can help. Other sufferers can use a special mask which feeds higher than normal pressure air to them- this extra pressure helps keep the airway open. Apnoea can affect both sexes, but is more likely in men, and may tend to run in families, possibly indicating a genetic link.

The link to poorer outcomes in AMD is here, and the link to the increased risk of Glaucoma is here – you may need to register (free) to see the articles.

I can see clearly now: optometry put to the test

There has been a long running investigation into Optometry run the the Competition Commission, who recently published their findings.

You can read their report here, but the Times’ article will give you most of the info without all that reading.

Competition is healthy in the profession, but where can you find the best value for money and should you pay for all those extras?

Source: I can see clearly now: optometry put to the test

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