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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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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