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Get the vision
that you deserve

Our optometrists and team tailor your consultation to meet your needs and provide you with an optimised eyecare experience to provide you the ideal visual solution to meet your needs.

About Athenry Opticians

Remember eyesight and
good vision is a precious gift!

Athenry Opticians opened its doors in 2002 and is an independent family run business, managed by husband and wife team Ailbhe ní Ráighne & Fergus Patten. Ailbhe and Fergus went on to open Clifden Opticians (formerly ní Ráighne Opticians) in 2004.

We have dedicated the last 20 years to continuous innovation and attention to detail so that we can provide our customers with the best possible patient care. We believe experience counts and our team remains up to date with the latest developments in optometry with continuous training and personal development.  Our advanced eye examination includes OCT (optical coherence tomography) scans which takes a 3D scan of the anterior and posterior eye surface. Using OCT we can observe early signs of changes in the eye associated with glaucoma, diabetes and macular degeneration.

The Team

Our team are Friendly, Knowledgeable,
Professional, Supportive and Experienced

Whether you are looking for guidance on frame choice, style advice for your new sunglasses, expertise in lenses, advice on your vision, and general eye health, our team is all here to provide you with their help.

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Ailbhe ní Ráighne MSc FAOI

Ailbhe graduated with a degree in Optometry from DIT in 1999, she then went on to complete a Masters in Clinical Visual Science at the University of Ulster in 2016 and a Post graduate certificate in Medical Retina in 2017. She is currently completing a fellowship in behavioural optometry with the British Association of Behavioural Optometrists. Ailbhe areas of interest are paediatrics, behavioural optometry , vison and learning, myopia control and dry eye.
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Fergus Patten

Fergus spends most of his time in our onsite laboratory and is responsible for making, repairing and adjusting all the glasses in our state of the art laboratory.
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Jennifer Connors

Jennifer has an eye for style and goes to the ends of the earth to source all the fabulous frames in the practice.
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Angela Carr

Angela overseas all the admin in the practice and makes sure all the forms are filled and submitted on time and that everyone’s paperwork is in order.
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Eimear Cannon

Eimear’s has a background in nursing and her focus is on patient care and she is always on hand to ensure all our patients are cared for and looked after.
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Mary Brody

Mary is the newest member of the team and she is studying to be a dispensing optician, her area of expertise is personalised lenses.
Ann Coyne

Ann Coyne

Ann joined the team in Clifden in 2008 after returning home to Connemara, Ann has a great eye for style and will go all out to find the perfect frame for you.
Sinead Murphy

Sinead Murphy BSc FAOI

Sinead graduated with a degree in Optometry in 2010 from DIT, Kevin St in Dublin and she went on the complete a certificate in Medical Retina in 2018. Sinead’s particular areas of interest are myopia control, Orthokeratology, advanced contact lens fitting and dry eye.

If you have any questions schedule an appointment
with our Optometrist OR call us on (091) 850546 / (095) 30995 

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