Originally from Sligo, Rachel completed her Optometry degree from Manchester University. She is a member of the Association of Optometrists (Ireland) and the College of Optometrists (UK). Her experience includes time in Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, and leading practices throughout Ireland and the UK.
Rachel is totally committed to giving every patient superb eye care, and is keen to ensure her practice is fitted with the latest technology to enable this. Continuing education and personal development are important to Rachel, and she feels it is essential to pursue this goal, and therefore regularly attends conferences and courses. This enables her to keep updated with the latest techniques, and ideas on eye conditions and appliances. Rachel has particular interest in children's vision and completed a certificate in Paediatric Eyecare from the University of Ulster in 2015.
With a passion for using her skills to give back, Rachel has participated in a number of volunteer projects with Vision Aid Overseas to Burkina Faso, Ethiopia and Uganda.
Rachel studied in GMIT, receiving a degree in Fine Art and returned home to Sligo to complete a Diploma in Fashion Design.
She has been working in optics for over 8 years and completed a Certificate in Ophthalmic Dispensing in 2013.
Having a strong sense of fashion, together with her optical knowledge, Rachel is well placed to assist customers in frame styling. Her experience also qualifies Rachel to interpret optical prescriptions, helping our patients choose the right lenses and coatings for their prescription and lifestyle. Rachel also looks after new contact lense wearers, providing expert tuition and advice.
Rachel enjoys interacting with customers, fitting and servicing your optical appliances and offering excellent customer service.
Simone is from a family of opticians and grew up helping out in his father’s local practice, which has been in business for 50 years. Originally from Italy, he initially completed a BA in Business Administration. Whilst working alongside his father in the family business he completed a BSc. in Ophthalmic Dispensing.
Simone relocated to Ireland 4 years ago with his family and settled in Sligo, where he worked in the hospitality trade to improve his English, before returning to Optics in 2015.
Simone is currently in the process of having his DO (dispensing optician) qualification recognised in Ireland, which will be complete in the coming months.
Simone has a wealth of optical knowledge and has particular interest in progressive lenses and high prescriptions.