UV Risks and Protection

Sunglasses in a display case

May 15, 2014 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

The sun is shining and although it is beautiful and warm, we need to protect our eyes from those UV rays!  UV rays are what tan our skin  in the sun, but they also affect the cornea, lens, iris, retina and related epithelial and conjunctival tissues. UVR damage is cumulative and permanent.  Wearing a good pair of polaroid sunglasses can help protect your eyes from the damage caused by these rays while you’re enjoying the sunshine.  Children can be at particular risk as they have larger pupils, have clearer lenses and they  tend to spend more time outdoors without protection.  Don’t worry, this is easily avoidable as we carry a range of kids and adult sunglasses in store.unnamed

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New Brands at Helen Walsh Opticians

May 5, 2014 | Posted in products | By



In 1972, Philippe and Laurence, created the brand LAFONT, in order to distribute the first exclusive collection.

The LAFONT concept : combination of design and technique in order to create stylish frames.

The brand won multiple awards worldwide, such as the best women eyewear of year in TOKYO in 2006, best sunglasses of the year in 2006 in Paris, or best kids eyewear of the year in 2000 and 2007 at the Silmo in Paris.




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Z-one eyewear is an Irish Brand of eyewear being offered by helen Walsh. With a great selection at very affordable prices Z-one are a brand to be considered. We carry an extensive range at Helen Walsh Opticians.





More famous for he Kitchen ware and utensils, Ireland favourite exported

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designer Orla Kiely is now bringing here hugely talented skills to a fantastic range of sunglasses


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