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Athenry Opticians, was established in 2002 by Ailbhe ní Ráighne and Fergus Patten, the practice was originally located on Mc Donald’s Lane and relocated to Cross St in 2010. In 2004 Ailbhe & Fergus established their ní Ráighne Opticians on Market hill, in 2006 they moved to Clifden Court in Bridge Street and rebranded the practice as Clifden Opticians in 2015.

The philosophy of Athenry Opticians is to provide a first class comprehensive service - that means that you the customer always comes first.

When it comes to your eye sight you simply cannot afford to compromise. We will take the time to understand your eye care needs in depth and carefully explain why certain tests may be necessary for you. Our optometrists will ensure your eye examination is performed with excellence in mind.

By utilizing cutting edge diagnostic equipment we can pick up problems earlier and get them seen to immediately. This means better and more reassuring eye examinations for you.

One of the many advantages of being an independent practice is that we spend as much time as you may need to find not only the perfect frame but also the perfect lens and appropriate lens coating. With guaranteed expert fitting we will find the perfect style and fit for you.

Our promise to you is that we will endeavor to provide you with an impeccable service and an outstanding product.

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Client Testimonials

  • I work in the construction industry and have suffered from headaches for years. I purchased a pair of prescription Maui Jims which I now wear to work everyday and my headaches are gone. 

    P McInerney

    I do a lot of cycling and wanted to get prescription sunglasses. With Ailbhes help I decided to order a pair of Oakley prescription sunglasses. They are one of the best purchases i have ever made. I LOVE them

    M Hernon
  • I couldn't decide which frames I liked best so I was allowed to bring 6 frames home to show my family and friends to make it easier for me to decide.

    S O’Reilly

    The staff at Athenry Opticians and friendly, helpful and efficient and make choosing new glasses a great experience.

    B O’Connell
  • My sister has glaucoma so I liked to get my eyes checked every 2 years. Ailbhe took a detailed OCT scan of my eyes, and went through it all with me and really put my mind at ease.

    T Walsh

    I picked up my new varifocal glasses today, all I can say is WOW its like seeing everything in High Definition. The clarity is amazing.

    J Clarke
  • I have always had difficulty putting my contact lenses into my eyes. So for my wedding day on New Years Day, Ailbhe came into the practice to put my contact lenses in for me. Now thats what I call service.

    S Langan

    I use a computer all day and wear glasses as I am short sighted. I found my eyes were getting very tired towards the end of the day. Ailbhe recommended special anti-fatigue lenses for the computer and my eyestrain and tired eyes is completely gone now.

    H McDonagh
  • I brought my 2 year old daughter into Ailbhe for an eye examination. She examined my daughter thoroughly but also made the eye examination fun and enjoyable, and explained everything to me in great detail. A really pleasant experience.

    A Madden

    I work on the water and need good sunglasses. The staff at Athenry Opticians provided me with all the information I needed. I purchased pair of prescription Maui Jim Sunglasses. They are absolutely AMAZING! They completely eliminate glare and make all the colours so vibrant.

    M Patten
  • Excellent friendly service, from the moment you step through the door. Great selection of frames.

    I ordered my glasses on a Friday morning and had them that afternoon.

    S. Norman
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