Why is it so important to have an eye examination?

We use our eyes from first thing in the morning when we open them, up until we close them at night. They work extremely hard allowing us to see, be it in work, school, driving etc. They deserve to be looked after and we can do that by having them checked every two years.

What happens in the eye test?

The optometrist will take you into the testing room where she will take a brief medical history from you. She will then check your vision and advise you if glasses are needed.

She will then check in behind the eyes for any abnormalities and eye diseases which may be present.

How long will the eye test take?

It will take about 20 minutes.

Am I entitled to a FREE eye test?

If you have a medical card or have enough PRSI contributions you are entitled to a test completely FREE as well as FREE glasses.

How do I know if I have enough PRSI contributions to avail of a free eye examination?

Call into us here in Bennett Optical and we will happily check with the social welfare online services. Give us your PPS number and your date of birth and we’ll do the rest.

What do I do if I have a medical card?

All you have to do is call into us with your medical card and we will fill in the application form for you. We will also post it to the HSE for you, so all you have to do is wait for the reply to be returned to your home address. Then contact us to make an appointment

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