Welcome to Deirdre Cooke Opticians

At Deirdre Cooke Opticians Sligo, we pride ourselves on high quality, professional eye care in comfortable surroundings.

Whether you have had an eye test with us before or this is your first visit, at Deirdre Cooke Opticians we view you as our patient, and your eye care is our primary concern. All our patients receive the same level of care and attention, regardless of whether you are a private patient, have a medical card or qualify through your PRSI.


UV and You

We all know the effects of Ultra Violet (UV) Light on our skin.  We take precautions against UV damage by wearing sun screen, using moisturisers with UV blockers or staying out of the sun.  But did you know UV rays are just as harmful to our eyes?

UV rays prematurely age the eye.
UV can cause cataracts to develop earlier, and mature faster.
UV can speed up the development of Age Related Macular Degenera
tion (ARMD) which is the leading cause of blindness in over 65's.
UV can cause thickening of the sclera (the white of the eye).

Small freckles, lumps and bumps on the eyelids should also be protected from UV exposure.  The good news is that you can protect the eyes from these harmful rays.  Transition lenses offer full UV protection to the eyes in all light levels.  They also develop a tint when exposed to UV, and can adapt the intensity of this tint depending on how bright the day is.  Good quality sunglasses will also give 100% UV protection, and polarised sunglasses will give added comfort against the sun's glare.

Fantastic news - we have a great lens offer to help you protect your eyes!
Purchase a pair of prescription distance glasses with Crizal UV, and receive complimentary tinted sun lenses.
Or order a pair of prescription polarised sunglasses and prescription transition lenses, and receive the lowest priced item complimentary!

Please feel free to ask our staff about any of these products.  Our optometrists would be happy to discuss UV effects on the eye with you, or any other ocular issues you may have.

Why Deirdre Cooke Opticians?

  • Over 20 years experience
  • Comprehensive exams including the latest ophthalmic technology
  • Minimum 30 minutes per eye examination
  • Stockist of a wide variety of budget and designer frames
  • On site lab with one hour glazing service
  • Local and independent


Opening Hours

Monday - Saturday
9.30am to 5.30pm

Closed for Lunch
Mondays and Saturdays only

1.00pm to 2.00pm

The Maui Jim Experience

Have a look at these amazing lenses which all the golfers are raving about:

New Reality - New Lenses

Ordinary lenses help us see the world.  Eyezen lenses enhance the way we live in it.

Essilor's lenses are a technological advancement designed for how you view all your modern digital devices. The result? Lenses that don’t just fit you; they fit how you interact with the world.
That's all great - but what does it mean?!

  • Eyezen lenses selectively filter up to 20% of harmful blue light rays - therefore helping to protect our eyes against harmful diseases.
  • Since mobile phones have different screen sizes to laptops or TV's, Eyezen lenses are enhanced to help you see comfortably regardless of sizes, and the distances you hold them. This helps you continue to see clearly and reduce eye strain.
  • Small type and pixelated images force our eyes to work harder in order to focus. Not only is it uncomfortable, but also it can take you away from what you really want to be doing - like watching youtube clips of cute kittys!

Back by Popular Demand!

As part of Essilor's 'Become a Modern Hero' campaign, we are pleased to offer a number of lens offers! Some of which include:

2nd set of lenses complimentary when ordering your 1st pair with the Crizal UV anti-reflection lenses (for example: 2 sets of distance glasses)

2nd set of lenses half price when ordering your 1st pair with the Crizal UV anti-reflection lenses (for example: 2 sets of varifocals)

Prescription polarised sunglasses and prescription transition lenses, lowest priced item complimentary.

So many options and so little room here. so for all the T&C's and different options available, give us a call or pop into us today!



Over 100 new frames now in stock of Kaos, Tom Ford, Kate Spade, Mango, Paul Costello....just to name a few! 

Sports Eyewear

At Deirdre Cooke Opticians, we carry a wide range of sports eyewear, the majority of which can be fitted with your prescription so no excuses for not improving your game! Read More

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