The National Optometry Centre is based on the TU Dublin, Grangegorman campus and it is where everybody who came to The Clinic For Well People had an eye test.
It is the training environment for optometry students in Ireland. They use the latest advanced technology for eye disease detection. During an eye exam they screen for a range of eye conditions including:
- Age-Related Macular Degeneration
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Dry Eye
- Retinal detachment
See details on each of the eye-conditions go to
Have an eye test every two years.
It’s recommended to have regular eye exams with an optometrist. The optometrist will establish a complete picture of your vision, your visual requirements and your overall eye health. You can book an eye examination in the teaching clinics where the students are training to become optometrists which is supervised by a fully qualified optometrist. It takes up to 2 hours and is free of charge. A standard eye exam in the professional clinic takes about forty minutes and costs €50 (private). Or it can be covered through PRSI or Medical Card Schemes.
To check if you have the required PRSI contributions please use the following link:
Or your optometrist can check for you.
What happens after your eye examination?
At the end of your eye test, the optometrist will discuss the results with you to advise of a need to monitor an eye condition, to refer you onto an eye specialist (ophthalmologist), or if you need glasses.
To find out more and how to book an eye test at the National Optometry Centre follow this link: