Happy tenth birthday Optique Opticians

Elaine O'Sullivan FAOI, optometrist.

Elaine O'Sullivan FAOI, optometrist.

Owner of Optique Opticians Elaine O’Sullivan FAOI, optometrist, established a state-of-the-art optical practice at Briarhill Shopping Centre, Ballybrit, in October 2007. Since then, she has established a reputation for her excellent eyecare, stunning eyewear collections, and the most advanced sight testing technology.

“We now can take 3D scans of the retina called ocular coherence tomography (OCT ), which is a significant advancement in the early detection of eye disorders and diseases such as glaucoma, AMD, and diabetes,” she said.

Elaine O’Sullivan recently completed a postgraduate qualification with the University of Ulster on medical retina. She says that patient education of younger generations is critical to prepare for the prevention of eye disease through healthy dietary habits and cardiovascular fitness.

“Early detection of disease is essential so as to ensure optimal preservation of vision, optimal medical management, and quality of life, especially as we age,” she said.

Children should have their eyes examined from age two, or before if there are signs of vision problems or a family history of problems. Early detection, proper advice, and well fitting glasses enable children with vision problems to reach their highest visual potential at school. It is imperative also to protect one’s eyes from the dangerous rays of the sun, particularly for those at higher risk such as children and for those with longer exposure to adverse affects of blue light while outdoors. Your optometrist can advise which type of sunglasses to protect your eyes whether for driving, golf, sailing, biking, or running.

Quality and luxurious eyewear at all price ranges allows the chic, sought after, eyewear collections to become more accessible. Large retro classics, aviators, and vintage tortoiseshell frames pave the way on the fashion catwalks. Elaine O’Sullivan stresses the importance of expertise in the art of skilfully and stylishly “dressing” one’s face.

Optique stocks all the leading sports sunglasses brands as well as designer and lower-priced fashionable eyewear. Customer service and value for money are synonymous with Optique. With free parking and ease of access, a trip to this optician is a must.

Optique Opticians, Level One, 18 Briarhill Shopping Centre, Ballybrit, Galway, H91 E1XD, phone 091 386669. Book your appointment online 24 hours a day at www.optique.ie

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