How do I know if my child has a problem with their vision?

During the first twelve years of our lives as much as eighty percent of learning is accomplished through our vision. Yet research has shown that one in five children have an undetected vision problem.

My vision is misty and I'm worried I might be developing a cataract

As an optician, hardly a day goes by where someone comes into my test room, complaining of blurred vison caused by a cataract developing in their eye(s). Cataracts are common especially if you’re over 65 but they can develop at a younger age too.

Regular sunglasses and polarised sunglasses, what's the difference?

The summer sunshine is here and everyone is wearing sunglasses. We are spoilt for choice when deciding which sunglasses suits our face best. A well fitting frame with stylish design is always a priority but what about the lenses in the sunglass frame? Do you go for regular sunglass lenses or ‘polarised’ lenses? This article will shed some light on the differences and help make it easier to decide which is best for you.

Are Your Eyes Watering?

Patients often come to our clinic and say “my eyes are watering a lot recently”. Some say “it can be embarrassing when my eyes water so much that people think I’m crying!” Believe it or not, in most cases, the reason this happens is because the eye is dry which is caused by a lack of tears. The condition is called Dry Eye and is a progressive and chronic condition that can occur at any age. Dry eye is a commonly encountered complaint, with about 38% of the general population affected.Interestingly, it is more common in women.

Sunlight is essential for our health, but it also carries its risks.

There are lots of good reasons to soak up some sunshine rays this summer. It’s well documented that it helps our body clock, our mood, and our health. So it’s no surprise that a certain amount of UV exposure is very important in the production of natural vitamin D, but too much UV can be a serious health risk.

Free second pair of Essilor Crizal UV lenses are now available at McBride and McCreesh Opticians

As stockists of Essilor in Enniskillen we now provide a free pair of Crizal UV protective lenses when you buy a new frame at McBride and McCreesh Opticians.  Your free lenses in your second pair can be prescription sunglasses or varifocal lenses.
Mulberry Glasses Enniskillen

New Mulberry Glasses Exclusively Available at McBride & McCreesh Opticians Enniskillen

Luxury brand Mulberry has just launched their first range of eye-wear for Spring / Summer 2019 and is now exclusively available at McBride and McCreesh Opticians. Each and every Mulberry designer frame is distinctly recognisable from its style, high quality and precious detailing. If you’re as excited as us at being chosen as the exclusive stockists of Mulberry eye-wear in Fermanagh call in store and try the complete range of designer frames.

Half Price Sale on Designer Frames

Was part of your New Year’s resolution to take better care of yourself? If not, it should be!  Whatever you’re after, now is the perfect time to give it a try as McBride and McCreesh Opticians are having a half price sale, yes that’s a 50% off Designer Frame Sale in store.

Looking After Your Child’s Eyes - Fact or Fiction?

Dr Brendan McCreesh optometrist at McBride and McCreesh Opticians discusses some common misconceptions around children’s vision.

Screen Time Explained – the Facts for Parents

As optometrists, concerned parents often ask us about the effects of screen use on their child’s eyes. In order to dispel some myths about screen time, we decided to put together this useful fact sheet.