How glasses change your view of the world and the world’s view of you?

Fashion changes and the world works in mysterious ways,  It is amazing how the simple act of putting on a pair of glasses can hide superman’s true identity, P.S. it was Clarke kent. Or how in the eighties a makeover always began or finished with the breaking of glasses where as now it can be the height of fasion to wear them.  Wearing sunglasses in a movie has represented cool, cutting edge or an air of mystery, the villain and the hero and its from something so simple from your face.  

Free eye tests nationwide for teens for month of May

EyeZone Opticians are again calling for improved eye care for 12-16 year olds who are falling into a vision gap in Irish eye care services. Up to the age of 12 approximately 10% of Irish children require glasses or contact lenses and by the age of 16 more than 20% will do so. These four years are crucial for children's eye health development, yet there is no specific scheme in place for 12-16 year olds during these years of crucial of change.

Prevention is better than a cure

As we’ve all learned growing up, prevention is better than cure, now a New Report by the National Vision Coalition into the economic impact of eye diseases in Ireland indicates up to €76 million could be saved annually if earlier intervention is prioritised. 

A lot of people may not realise that high blood pressure can damage the eye and that signs may be visible in the eye before the patient is aware of any symptoms; however, the team behind the show Operation Transformation were keen to highlight this and approached the Association of Optometrists Ireland for an expert to discuss this.

EyeZone Opticians are local businesses run by local optometrists who are based in the local community.

How vital are your eyes and why are eye exams important?

Galway team wins €2000 prize fund in national Shop-Local Competition.

Oranmore/Maree’s juvenile basketball team has won the first national EyeZone opticians support local competition. The competition which supports local children’s clubs and teams offered clubs around Ireland a chance to win from a prize fund of over €5000 including a top prize of €2000.00 for the club and an iPad for the winning entrant.

Today is finally the day, its time to give out the amazing Local competition prizes we’ve been storing and we’ve upgraded one prize to an iPad mini from an iPod touch. 

The third place winner and recipient of €500 in sponsored equipment for her club and an iPad mini for themselves is Emma Kearns of Naas GAA Club. Emma is 9 and plays Comogie and football and is a customer of Infocus opticians in Naas. (Pictures to follow) It was supposed to be an iPod touch, but we thought its Christmas. 

Christmas Competition 2013

The EyeZone Opticians Christmas competition 2013 has officially launched with even more prizes. From this Sunday December 1st 2013 our network of local independent Irish opticians will take your entry forms for you chance to win one of over 100 prizes.