With a small team and a vision of a different approach, Rachel Murray opened the doors of Rachel Murray Eyecare in September 2013. Some people grow up wanting to be a rock star, a famous athlete or even the President of Ireland. Rachel’s childhood ambition was to be an Optometrist and run her own practice. Her dream led her to live and practice all over the UK and Ireland, but her heart has always been in Sligo.

From her 10 years of experience in big high street multiples and independant practices all over the UK and Ireland Rachel had the opportunity to work with a variety of eyewear ranges and lens suppliers. Following this she saw a gap in the North West Region for a boutique opticians stocking niche eyewear and cutting edge lens technology.

We are the only opticians in Ireland offering the complete Zeiss experience. Zeiss is the world leader in optical diagnostic and lens solutions.

‘See And be Seen’ is our motto.  We want all our clients to look good, feel great and enjoy the best possible vision from their eyewear. Each year we travel to Europe to bring you the best in international eyewear that will fit you perfectly and make you feel amazing. We guarantee after a visit to Rachel Murray Eyecare you will live up to our ‘See and Be Seen’ motto!

In December 2018, after 5 years in business and with a growing team,  we made the decision to renovate our practice. This has allowed us not only more space to work, but also to work more in the way we like, which is a non self service practice.

Our approach is to take the frustration out of choosing eyewear. We know our collections like the back of our hands, afterall, we handpicked every frame. We can narrow down the options and present them to you in a way that is focused and enjoyable.



We were honoured to have won Team Of The Year for 2018 – 2019 in April of last year. This award was presented by OSA and voted by over 100 of our optical peers from the U.K., Europe, Australia and the U.S.A.

We are one of the smallest teams amongst our peers, and so we were delighted to have won this award. We pride ourselves on our exemplary customer service, or dedication and flair, and we always try and make it a fun experience!


We were honoured to have won Optical Practice Of The Year for 2017/2018.

This award was presented by OSA and voted by over 100 of our optical peers from the U.K., Europe, Australia and the U.S.A.

This is a huge achievement for such a young practice and we endeavour to continue to live up to this prestigious award for the next five years and beyond!


Rachel Murray Eyecare is proud to announce we have been shortlisted for Best Fashion Practice in the UK and Ireland for 2019, for the second year running! Last year we just missed out on the top spot so this year we are coming back fighting!

This prestigious award is presented by the Optician magazine, which runs annual awards for the best in the industry. This year over 200 applicants applied in several categories of which Rachel Murray Eyecare has been picked as one of the 5 finalists in their category of fashion eyewear.


We are so proud of our very own (self professed) optical geek Fraser McLean, who has been shortlisted in the Optician’s Award for Dispensing Optician Of The Year 2019.

Fraser, who has been with us just shy of a year, lives and breathes his job. His favourite thing about his job is turning people who have always hated their glasses in the past into eyewear enthusiasts.

The awards will fall just after his first anniversary with Rachel Murray Eyecare, so fingers crossed for some birthday luck


Rachel Murray Eyecare is proud to have been runner up in Best Fashion Practice in the UK and Ireland for 2018 for the Optician Awards.

The award nomination reaffirms the commitment the team at Rachel Murray Eyecare have to providing a world class experience. Coming into the practice you will find hand picked, niche eyewear, friendly and experienced staff and a few surprises that will make your visit memorable.

This is one of the reasons we were chosen as Fashion Practice of the Year finalists.