Let's talk Eye Exams

An eye examination is a full, comprehensive assessment of your vision and your eye health.

What is involved in an eye exam?

  • A review of your general family and personal health history
  • A thorough examination of your eyes, both exteriorly and interiorly, for signs of eye disease. This can sometimes show signs of general health problems such as diabetes, cholesterol and blood pressure
  • Eye pressure test
  • Tests to determine the presence of nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, depth perception problems and in people over age 40, a test to check for presbyopia (an age-relate condition that affects reading vision)
  • A check of eye coordination and eye muscle function to be certain the eyes are working well together
  • Our thorough exam includes a discussion of the exam's findings and any treatment prescribed, as well as personal advice about such matters as good vision on the job, eye safety, maintaining eye health, prescription lens choices and environmental factors, such as lighting, affecting a person's eyes and vision.
  • OCT scan if requested or advised
  • Visual field exam if advised
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How often should I have an eye exam?

We recommend an eye exam at least every 2 years, but there are circumstances when the optometrist might advise for you to have one sooner.


If you are employed or self employed and paying PRSI, you may be entitled to a free eye exam and spectacles. Contact us and we can check if you're eligible.

Medical Card

Medical card holders are also entitled to a free eye exam and spectacles. Please contact us and we can help you through the application process.

Driving Licence Report

We can provide the necessary report required for you to apply for your driving licence following a vision assessment.

Colour Vision Report

Need an colour vision exam in order to apply for your apprenticeship? No problem, contact us to arrange an appointment.

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Let's talk Contact Lenses

Contact lenses give a welcome alternative to spectacles. They provide patients with options when playing sport, high prescriptions & wider fields of view. Sometimes people just like to wear contacts socially or just get a break from their spectacles. We can fit you with the best contact lenses for your vision, for your requirements & for the health of your eyes.

Previously you may have been restricted with contact lens options if you had a particular eye condition. But now with huge advancements in the contact lens industry, most spectacle wearers should have the option of wearing contact lenses also.

Contact us to discuss contact lenses with our experienced Optometrist. We will make the journey seamless for you!

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Let's talk Children's Eyecare

The importance of early and regular eye examinations for children should not be underestimated. In the early years, vision helps them find out about the world around them, about their home, about you. Later, as they go through school, their eyesight lets them learn with 80% of what is taught in schools is presented visually. Being able to see clearly is therefore incredibly important in your child's overall development.

Testing before your son or daughter goes into full-time education means that any problems that they may have are identified early, setting them up for a happy and fulfilling school life. That's because not being able to see clearly can be confusing in a busy classroom.

Poor eyesight can cause learning and behavioural problems, which might be blamed on other things. This is especially true for young children, who may find it difficult to explain the difficulties they are having with their eyesight. They may not even be aware they have a problem at all.

The sooner that vision problems are detected, the better the outcome. Conditions such as squint and amblyopia (lazy eye) can be treated more effectively if they are picked up earlier. And the critical period for your child's eyesight development running up to age nine, this will make a huge difference to your child.

At Kearney Opticians we are happy to test your child's eyes.

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Let's talk about Myopia Control

"Myopia control" is the term used to describe specific treatments to slow the progression of short-sightedness in children.

Myopia control is important because it may help reduce the risk of vision-threatening complications associated with high myopia later in life — including glaucoma, cataracts, retinal detachment and even blindness.

Wearing special contact lenses or spectacles can help slow the progression of myopia in some children. At Kearney & MacNally Opticians We use the Hoya Miyosmart lens which has been proven to slow down myopia by up to 59%. We are thrilled to say that we can no longer just correct myopia, but that we can now treat it.

For more information or advice contact us or call in for a friendly chat.

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Breda Kearney
+353 (0)1 494 1066

Opening Hours

Monday - Saturday from 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

Find us at the office

Unit 1A, Nutgrove Shopping Centre
Nutgrove Way, Rathfarnham
Dublin 14
D14 YE12