Opticalrooms Galway

Opticalrooms Galway


Opticalrooms are delight to announce the opening of their latest optical clinic within the GP surgery, 
Galway Primary Care on the Tuam Road, Galway. 
This is a fully equipped clinic offering full eye examinations, 
VDU screening driving license eyesight reports (for both group 1&2) and contact lens fitting. 
We have a great selection also of frames, sunglasses, contact lenses and safety frames.


We have special discount and incentives for GloHealth (Irish LIfe Health) members with the Optical & Dental plan, click on the logo for more details.


We are offering the first dedicated paediatric clinic in Galway that aims to address the long waiting list for children's eye care in the county.
We are delighted to welcome local optometrist Aoife Cannon to our professional team. 
Aoife has considerable experience as an optometrist and has a particular interest in paediatric refraction, examining the eyes of children. Aoife works alongside a leading Galway ophthalmologist and has gained considerable experience working with children and their ocular needs.


Dry eye symptoms are extremely common within the community as a result of out indoor tech lead lifestyles. Opticalrooms will run a dedicated dry eye clinic within Galway Primary Care to address these issues. Optometrist Don Stack will operate this clinic along with his team of optometrists. Don has over 20 years experience in optometry as well as having a degree in pharmacy. Don has a great interest in dry eye disease and has a strong interest in dry eye and all front of eye issues. Don developed a treatment regime for dry eye and employs this program successfully in his other clinics in Dublin and Cork. 



Opticalrooms offers on-site optical throughout Ireland and welcome any corporate work in Galway. Feel free to contact us if you would like our service onsite In you place of work. Corporate wellness programs are gaining great momentum and popularity. The convenience of on-site services adds greatly to the employees as well as the company overall.
We have a fully mobile unit which we can bring on-site for both VDU and Full Eye Examinations. Opticalrooms has a working relationship with all the national healthcare insurers and we are happy to extend any optical benefits agreed with these providers to your staff.
Contact us if you want to discuss the options or book a date for our on-site service

Opticalrooms has a dedicate ecommerce website to support all our patients offering easy online ordering and  prices for contact lenses. There discounts and benefits for all VHI and Irish Life Health customers that have optical & dental as part of their health insurance.
Opticalrooms offers easy online appointment booking Click on the image below to select your clinic, day and time that suits you.



Digital eye strain and tired eyes are increasingly problematic for many reasons.


The latest report Eyes Overexposed: The Digital Device Dilemma just released from the Vision Council highlights many of the visual difficulties we are experiencing as our world becomes more and more digitized. Interestingly in the survey of over 10,000 adults 8 out 10 people were using more than 1 device or monitor at any one time.



  • Tired eyes
  • Dry eyes
  • Irritated eyes,
  • Blurred vision,
  • Neck and back pain and
  • Headaches

are all common symptoms of digital eye strain. But visual discomfort doesn’t have to be an unavoidable outcome of using our digital devices. Tired eyes due to digital eye strain is principal triggered by

  • proximity to the device
  • frequency and duration on the task
  • reduced blink rate while concentrating
  • Blue Light” as emitted from digital devices

The optical industry has responded to the shift in digital habits and has developed lens technology to deal with vision problems and protect eyes from the blue light, glare, and other environmental stressors.

Commonly referred to as computer glasses, optical lenses now include a special coating that are constructed specifically for the mid-distance range at which users typically view a digital screen. These BlueControl lenses can be purchased with or without a prescription.


Facts about Blue Light

The lenses and filters are customized to reduce blurriness and pixelation, decrease brightness, block blue light, and minimize glare while working in front of a screen—or multiple screens.

There are many simple strategies to reduce digital eye strain and the tired eyes associated with it. Improved posture and working habits greatly reduce the eye strain and the fatigue associated with this type of near work. Remember our eyes were never adapted to be locked at a fixed distance particularly near our face for such extended periods. So it helps to push back from the monitors and look away into the distance to relieve the muscle within your eyes, straining to keep your near vision in focus.

Experiment after experiment detail, the reduction in blink rate when concentrating on a near task. The heat and blue light emitted from your device further accelerated your tear evaporation. Once the cornea you front clear window, dries you are going to start experiencing difficulties. the tear film is no longer coating and protecting the cornea.

Frequently by the time patients come along to our dry eye clinics inflammation has set in and the cycle begins. It can be difficult to break this cycle, and patients face months of treatment to revert back to a normal healthy eye.

To book a dry eye assessment call us on Dublin 01 808 9013 or email Info@opticalrooms.com