Smith & O’Mahony Opticians


Our eye examinations usually last about half an hour but we will advise you if you require any extra tests and how long these may take.

We have a general examination routine we perform for every patient. However, each patient has individual and specific needs and requirements. Our optician will tailor the examination similarly, which guarantees you a thorough ocular assessment, executed smoothly, while keeping you as relaxed as possible.

As well as including all examination techniques to assess vision and determine if vision correction is required (e.g. spectacles, contact lenses), we also examine for any potential eye disease – Glaucoma, Cataract, Macular degeneration to name a few.

Our equipment includes a digital retinal camera which allows us to take photographs of the inside of your eyes so even small abnormalities can be detected, recorded and compared in future checks. Combining this with modern examination techniques we can ensure all is done to help prevent unnecessary deterioration to your sight and eye health. Other tests we will carry out include binocular assessment (how well the eyes work together), peripheral visual field analysis and intraocular pressure measurement.

The optician will always explain the results of the various assessments and you will be given every opportunity to ask any questions you may have. The recommendations given at the end of the eye examination by the optician will take into account factors such as your working environment, lifestyle and any leisure pursuits you have, so we can meet your visual needs in the best possible way.

How often should one have an eye examination?

An eye examinations is recommended every two years even if you are not experiencing any difficulties.

Please contact us if you have any queries or questions about our eye examination and related issues, we would be most happy to advise you.

Main Street
County Offaly IE
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