We’ve been watching the Fall/Winter 2016 runway shows, following all your favorite fashion designers, and keeping tabs on celebrity street style to see what trends are going to be hits this spring. After all, stylish accessories are what we do best. Here’s our definitive guide to the looks you’ll want to be wearing this year.

For Women

Shield your eyes in style with oversized angular frames, glamorous upswept silhouettes, and the most noteworthy trend this year — rounded shades with an eye-catching mirrored lens.

A regular eye exam should be part of your regular health checkup routine, like an dental or doctors visit, an optical check up is advised at the minimum every 2 years for normal healthy eyes.

But did you know that this is covered for FREE for every person in full time employment paying PRSI or every person with a medical card. We all have a habit of putting these things off, but it’s so important to have our eyes checked. Have a look at the issues you may not know about here.

Our eye sight is our most important sense, it’s so important for how we work, live and play. But did you know that according to the EU directive for Health & Safety at work, every employee who uses a computer screen for work (VDU), must have access to a FREE sight test. This is so important for youir health at work.

Your Child Needs Glasses: How Do You Make Sure They're Worn?

With any child, it's difficult to override their personal will to get them to do what you want them to do. Often, if they don't want to do something -especially toddlers - they won't do it. So what if they need corrective lenses? Here are some tips to ensure their glasses stay on their face.

Anti-Reflective Coating: See Better and Look Better

Anti-reflective coating (also called AR coating or anti-glare coating) improves both your vision through your lenses and the appearance of your glasses. Both benefits are due to the ability of an AR coating to eliminate reflections of light from the front and back surface of your lenses. With fewer reflections, more light passes through the lens to the eye for good vision and the lenses look more transparent and attractive.

An Important Halloween Message from the AOI, Beware of Cosmetic contact lenses!!!

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A Note for you Diary AMD Week 2015

(AMD) Age Related Macular Degeneration week 2015 starts September 14th.

AMD is the leading cause of blindness in the over 50s. Almost 100,000 people in Ireland have AMD and 7,000 new cases are diagnosed every year. We’re asking you to think about a time when you made a decision or a choice that led to a positive outcome that you were not necessarily expecting, but which defined or had a very positive impact on your life afterwards

Congratulations to Mullingar Opticians, Mullingar & O'Reilly Hughes Opticians, Ballina on being selected as two of the top 100 retail store in Ireland.

In the latest news article from the Association of Optometrists Ireland, they off some very beneficial advice on how to protect your eyes, as we some into the summer months.