Optical Express’ newest clinic, located in Dundrum Town Centre, opened this month. The Dundrum Town Centre, situated just south of Dublin, is the largest shopping centre in Ireland, with over 160 tenants and plans for further expansion. As Optical Express’ 4th location in the Republic of Ireland, the clinic offers both optical services, with a wide array of frames, lenses and contact lenses, as well as laser eye surgery consultation services. The store employs 15 staff members.
Michael Melleney, the clinic’s regional manager, highlighted the significance of such a large investment.
“[The clinic] is a huge investment in Ireland, especially in the current economic environment,” he said. “It demonstrates Optical Express’ continued commitment to the Irish market.”
The Dundrum location offers a number of limited distribution frames, including Eire, Zero and Linskin. Zero is an Italian sports brand highly regarded among sailing and skiing enthusiasts, while Linskin is a new concept in optical design, using 60% recycled materials as well as innovative technology making screws and hinges obsolete.
These brands represent only a few of the many available at the Dundrum clinic. Optical Express is one of Ireland and the UKs leading providers of glasses and contact lenses, so each location – including the Dundrum clinic – carries diverse stocks. Melleney commented with enthusiasm on the array of frames available at the Dundrum location.
“There is an absolutely fantastic selection of frames,” he said, noting that there are over 1,600 frames to choose from, including all the top designers, from Bvlgari, to Prada, to Fendi. “In addition, we have free sight tests and laser consultations available seven days a week.”
Optical Express is the leading laser eye surgery provider in Europe, with 57 clinics in the UK, Europe and the US. In addition, Optical Express has over 100 consultation centres, like the Dundrum clinic, where patients can receive pre and post-operative care.
Optical Express’ clinics carry out more laser procedures each week than any other provider in Europe, and their specialist surgeons have performed over 1 million procedures worldwide. The laser technology used by Optical Express is the same technology used by NASA on their astronauts, and is the safest, most advanced laser technology in the industry.