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ABOUT AIDAN WALSH OPTICIANS

SUPERIOR STANDARDS OF EYECARE

AND QUALITY PRODUCTS

WE HAVE EVOLVED IN NEARLY 50 YEARS, AS HAVE YOUR NEEDS

 

OUR HISTORY

What has become a business renowned for quality customer service and its unrivalled selection of frames from designer to budget had a slightly more humble beginning!

 

Aidan Walsh first qualified as an optician in 1973. As a recent graduate without much money, he started testing eyes in a caravan in his parents’ front yard in Ferbane. The waiting room was his Renault 4. No, we are not joking!

 

Once the “caravan business” was going well, he moved into a small room in the back of his father’s pharmacy in Ferbane. Throughout the 70s he began testing one day a week in Tullamore.

 

He went on to purchase a premises on Church Street in 1980 and set up shop there. The practice moved to William Street in 1990.

 

In 2004, Aidan returned to the family pharmacy and Eileen took over the running of the optical practice. Since then, the practice has continued as a family practice with their children Sammy, Killian and Eabha becoming involved over the past ten years.

 

We believe that the reason for our continuing success story rests in our dedication to quality eye care achieved by the exceptional expertise of our team. Our emphasis on superior standards of eye care and quality products was always our priority.

 

Since Eileen’s management of the practice, there has been an increased emphasis on the fashion side of optics. While continuing to maintain our original high standards, she succeeded in providing a selection of fashion frames unrivalled in Ireland.

 

We have continued with this trend and still travel extensively to optical exhibits and trade shows abroad, to make sure that the very latest trends reach Tullamore as quickly as Paris and Milan.

1973

Today

YOUR LOCAL INDEPENDENT

We have been in business in the Midlands for forty years, offering you quality customer care.

 

In addition to having one of the largest selection of frames in Ireland, we only stock frames which are built to last, so all our eyewear is guaranteed. We guarantee quality regardless of the price of your eyewear – even our free pairs are guaranteed!

 

Our glazing is done on-site by our own very experienced lab technicians meaning we can guarantee a high standard and speed of service.

 

We specialise in designer and unusual eyewear, as well as taking a particular interest in children and adults with special needs.

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MEET YOUR TEAM

Our vision is for you to look better, see better, and feel better. This wouldn’t be possible without the commitment of our friendly, professional and highly experienced staff who ensure that your time with us is enjoyable and stress-free.

 

Our highly qualified optometrist will take the extra time necessary to ensure that a thorough and comprehensive examination of your eyes is carried out. We will examine the eyes of anyone regardless of age or ability to communicate.

 

Everyone is welcome at our practice.

 

We aim to achieve the best possible experience for all our customers in a friendly, professional and affordable environment.