If you are new to Murphys the Opticians you’ll probably have some questions!

Below are the most common questions that we hear from new clients. I’ve tried to be as helpful as possible in the answers I give. However if anything is unclear, we’re always happy to answer your specific questions individually. Just call 053 91 42662 or email eyecare@ajm.ie and one of the team will be at your service!

The real answer is it depends on what type of frame you choose and what your prescription and lens requirements are. Let me give you some guidelines to give you a good idea of what to expect in terms of cost.

The good news is there are plenty of options and we help clients every week who previously went to the high street opticians. They may end up spending just a little more than they did in the past but they end up getting something that ticks all their boxes.

The frames and lenses we work with are also the highest quality available so that our clients benefit from superior quality eyewear of fantastic design with the best possible vision.

We take what we do seriously. Who are we for? Our clients tend to be people who want to look good in glasses and who care about design, quality and style. We find a lot of people struggle to know what will suit them and what will fit them.

Most of our clients are dissatisfied with normal frames on the high street. They are looking for something individual and different. Our goal is to combine individual eyewear design with professional expertise and personal service.

Your 45 minutes eye exam will be with a senior optometrist. This allows us not only to carry out hugely important technical bits but the extra time we spend with you means that we can give you better advise and recommendations.

Your safety is our first priority. Following advice from the Association of Optometrists, Coru and the HSE, we’ve adopted new procedures to ensure the safety of you, our clients.

  • Visits by appointment only: All eye tests and frame fittings are by appointment, to guarantee social distancing. This will ensure you receive a relaxed, pleasant experience in a calm and crowd free environment. Please contact us at (053) 9142662 or eyecare@ajm.ie
  • Thorough sanitisation: You’re more than welcome to try on glasses, but after you are done we’ll ask you to give them back to us so we can clean them before we put them away. The eye test room and all the equipment are sanitised between every single appointment so you will be entering a fresh, clean, completely sanitised room for your eye test.
  • Masks: As per HSE advice, face coverings are an essential accessory within the practice. If you are attending for an eye examination, we will provide you with a new mask before you enter the eye test room

Long-term eye problems that can be caused by sun damage include cataracts, where small cloudy patches develop on the lens of the eye.

Macular degeneration, where there is a gradual loss of central vision, is also associated with long-term UV exposure.

Eyelid cancer and anterior eye complications can also be caused by sun exposure. The good news is prevention by wearing high quality sunglasses can prevent these in later life.