Thank You

January 16, 2021 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

This week marks 40 years since Helen opened the practice on the 15th of January 1981. First in Cathedral Buildings and then moving across the road to our permanent home on Middle Street a few years later.

Helen would like to thank all her staff, family, friends, suppliers and most importantly all of our loyal customers who have supported the practice for the last 40 years. Here’s to the next 40 years!

Pictured here is Helen and her husband and business partner Patrick Keating at the opening of the practice in Middle Street in June 1987. The second picture shows Patrick and Helen’s brother-in-law Martin O’Dea putting the finishing touches to the sign above the door which is still there 40 years on (albeit under a few layers of paint at this stage).

Go raibh míle maith agaibh go léir!

From all at Helen Walsh Opticians

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We Are Open!

July 30, 2020 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

Thank you to our local Town Crier, Mr. Liam Silke, who recently announced that we are back up and running. We are reopen and taking appointments. If you would like to book in for an appointment, please give our office a call on 091 569569.

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Your Childs Eyes

March 5, 2014 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

You can bring your child into Helen Walsh Opticians for a free screening during the month of March

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Eye tests

October 21, 2010 | Posted in services | By

  • Prescriptions
  • Driving Vision Screening
  • Corporate/Medical Screening
  • General Health

An eye examination at Helen Walsh Opticians is not just a sight test. As well as measuring for any prescription you may require for spectacles or contact lenses, we will also conduct various tests for a full range of general health conditions that can be monitored at the back of your eyes. At your first appointment records will be kept that will allow us to monitor even the smallest changes on subsequent visits. This is why an eye examination is important, even if you do not need spectacles.
We are committed to providing a high quality Eye Test in a friendly and relaxing environment. We will take the time to explain the tests and answer any concerns you may have.

Eye Examinations and Services Available

  • Driving Vision Screening
  • Contact Lenses
  • Corporate Eye care
  • Children’s Eye care
  • Glaucoma & Diabetic Screening
  • Low Vision Aids
  • In House Glazing
  • PRSI and Medical Cards
  • Retinal Photography

The latest Retinal Imaging technology is used to detect and monitor signs of:

  • Diabetes
  • Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
  • Glaucoma
  • High blood pressure

This technology enables high definition digital photographs to be taken of the retina, the delicate light sensitive lining, inside the eye and the smallest changes can be compared over time.

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Spectacles and Lenses

October 21, 2010 | Posted in products, services | By

Spectacle Lenses

We are agents for all the leading manufacturers of lenses.

Designer Frames

We stock all the leading brands:

  • DKNY
  • Dolce & Gabbana
  • Ralph Lauren – Polo
  • Gucci
  • Versace
  • Vogue
  • Prada
  • Miu Miu
  • Marc Jacobs

If we do not have precisely what you need in store, talk to us and we will order it in for you.

Reflection Free Lenses

These are well worth considering for VDU and regular computer users as they eliminate almost all reflections, providing clearer and sharper vision.

HI-Index Lenses

These will ensure your lenses are as light and as thin as possible.


No need for separate distance and reading lenses.

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