Sinead Tully BSc (Hons) Optometry FAOI Owner and Optometrist
A Fellow of the Association of Optometrists Ireland, I have over 20 years’ experience working in the Optical world. I am lucky to have worked in many wonderful practices in Galway and the Midlands, and I wanted to take the best elements of each to create the “Spectacular” experience in 2011.
I love spending time with my patients, listening and learning what’s important to them. Glasses and contact lenses are so much more than the number from the eye test, they also need to reflect the environment and needs of the wearer. Glasses for Bingo or playing cards, for example, need to be a slightly different strength from typical reading glasses; a child or adult with extra sensory sensitivities may need frames that fit a certain way. Working from home has given freedom and flexibility to many people, but also created extra challenges with eye strain and dry eyes. These are needs that can only be understood by truly taking that time to listen.
This unrushed approach also helps Fiona and I, as clinicians, to perform a thorough examination of your eye health on every single visit.
My special and CPD interests are varied, but include Myopia Control, Care of the Elderly, Paediatric Eyecare, Astigmatism, Dry Eye and Glaucoma.
I feel so fortunate to be able to head-up such a fabulous and talented team, and look forward to seeing you in Spectacular Opticians soon.
Meet the Team
Bernie is our Lab Technician. She has worked in Optics for 12 years and has spent the last 8 with us in Spectacular. She prides herself on providing a fast and efficient level of service and is meticulous about her work, ensuring every pair of spectacles she assembles is of the highest quality. She enjoys the friendly yet professional atmosphere in Spectacular. Outside of work she enjoys walking the prom and watching sports.
Catherina started in Optics 27 years ago as a lab technician, gaining valuable experience in glazing and repairing glasses. She brings this expertise into her current role as front of house in Spectacular. She particularly enjoys helping patients to choose the best frame to suit them and their prescription. When not at work she spends time outdoors and is a keen mountain climber.
Fiona O'Dell FAOI
Fiona qualified from DIT with BSc (Hons) Optometry in 2009. She worked in a cataract & laser clinic in the UK for some years and since returning to Ireland has worked in a variety of practices in the west. She completed her Professional Certificate in the Medical Retina in 2016 and also a certificate in Minor eye conditions from UU in 2018. Fiona joined the Spectacular team in September 2020. When not at work she is a keen walker.
Hazel Donoghue FBDO
Hazel is our Dispensing Optician. She graduated from ABDO in 2006 and has been working in Optics for 22 years now. She joined the Spectacular team in 2020. She enjoys the friendly atmosphere of the practice and feels there is a great relationship between staff and customers. When she is not at work she loves to spend time with her family and exploring Ireland.
Michelle is the newest member of the Spectacular team. Michelle has previously worked in pharmacy but decided to make the switch to Optics in February 2022. She enjoys meeting and interacting with patients and is relishing the variety that working in Optics presents.