Excessive Screen Use “Damaging Children’s Eyesight”

Posted on: September 16, 2019

The Association of Optometrists Ireland has issued a stark warning about the dangers of excessive screen time to children’s eyesight. As the use of smartphones and tablets among young people has soared in recent years, devices are having a negative impact on their eyesight. It causes over-converging, it also means only 40% of what we … Continue reading Excessive Screen Use “Damaging Children’s Eyesight”

Anti-Fog Spray

Posted on: July 15, 2020

Tired of your face mask constantly fogging up your glasses?? We now have an anti-fog spray in store which reduces the fogging caused by wearing a face mask. Call in store for more information

New Eye Exam Procedures

Posted on: May 14, 2020

Children’s Eye Exams These can be partly done by video conferencing. Children can have an introductory session with the optician by video to allow them to feel more comfortable and to get use to seeing an optician in a mask Standard Eye Exams Tests will be performed in accordance with social distancing and sterilisation of … Continue reading New Eye Exam Procedures

May 18th Re-Opening

Posted on: May 14, 2020

We will be re-opening for business on Monday May 18th for repairs, replacements, testing, collections etc…. Due to the continued risk from COVID-19 we will be implementing some new procedures in order to remain safe: Maximum of 2 people can be in the practice at one time which means people will have to wait outside … Continue reading May 18th Re-Opening

NDLS Update

Posted on: April 29, 2020

Hi All, As you may be aware that we are not allowed to perform routine eye exams during the COVID-19 pandemic. This also applies to anyone who needs a report to renew their driving licence. However NDLS have posted an update to their website as seen below. So do not panic your licence is still … Continue reading NDLS Update


Posted on: March 16, 2020

COVID-19 Due to the uncertainty we are facing following the COVID-19 outbreak we are putting in place the following steps if we are forced to close. In case of an emergency please contact Margaret directly on info@barrettopticians.ie or margetbarrett@gmail.com she will then make arrangements to meet you in the shop where possible. For any urgent … Continue reading COVID-19

2019 Christmas Opening Hours

Posted on: December 17, 2019

23rd Dec 9.30am – 6.00pm 24th Dec 9.30am – 2.00pm 25th Dec CLOSED 26th Dec CLOSED 27th Dec CLOSED 28th Dec 10am – 1.00pm 29th Dec CLOSED 30th Dec 9.30am – 6.00pm 31st Dec 9.30am – 5.00pm 1st Jan – CLOSED


Posted on: December 13, 2018

Vista-Mesh is a unique mesh filter that dampens flicker, reduces eyestrain, sharpens contrast and aligns scattered light reflections. Vista-Mesh is suitable for glare following a stroke, people that suffer with migraine, glare when reading, glare at night driving, post cataract glare,  Keratoconus, computer use, office environments, any digital device users and so much more! Even … Continue reading Vista-Mesh

Sight Testing those with Special Needs

Posted on: November 22, 2018

Special Needs Testing made easy!

How Technology is increasing the risk of Short-Sightedness in Children today

Posted on: October 31, 2018

  Mobile phones in particular have become a widespread part of modern life today. Children today are the fastest growing population of smartphone users. 9-16 year olds now use smartphones more than any other devices to access the internet. But how is this affecting our eyes? While short-sightedness is caused by both genetics and our … Continue reading How Technology is increasing the risk of Short-Sightedness in Children today

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