Specsavers Letterkenny celebrates 15th anniversary

06 October, 2016
Pictured are the Specsavers Letterkenny staff in store
Pictured are the Specsavers Letterkenny staff in store.

Specsavers Letterkenny is celebrating 15 years in business having proudly served the people of Donegal since the store opened on 01 October 2001.

Local community store

Store directors Paul O’Donoghue and Martina McMahon along with a team of experienced optometrists, audiologists and highly trained staff are an integral part of the community, providing exceptional optical and hearing services along with stylish yet affordable eyewear.

Store director Martina McMahon said, ‘We are delighted to be celebrating 15 successful years in business and would like to thank the people of Donegal who have supported us from the beginning and our wonderful customers for their continued loyalty. Since opening in 2001, we have grown significantly and we have undergone a number of improvements so that our store boasts the latest in optical and hearing technology for the local community.’

Optical and hearing services

Specsavers Letterkenny is a state-of-the-art optical facility boasting three optical testing rooms.The store has also invested in sophisticated optical technology such as a Fundus Camera, which can detect a variety of health problems including diabetes, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration. It is also the only optician in Letterkenny with Optical Coherence Tomography, which creates a 3D picture beneath the surface of the regular retinal image, allowing the optician to easily diagnose and refer customers to a specialist for further treatment, should this be required. Other services on offer include Diabetic Screening and Post Cataracts Aftercare.

In addition to being experts in eye health, Specsavers Letterkenny also specialises in hearing. with a dedicated hearing room complete with a soundproof booth to ensure the most accurate results when conducting hearing tests. There is an on-site hearing centre, overseen by Audiologist Padraig McGowan. The store provides free three-minute hearing screenings with no need to book an appointment and the screener lets customers know whether they would benefit from a full hearing test, which takes about an hour. Specsavers is Ireland’s biggest contact lens retailer and staff at the Letterkenny store can offer customers expert advice to contact lens wearers.

The store supplies all major brands at great low prices including the latest Acuvue and Focus Dailies lenses.


Since opening in 2001, the staff at Specsavers Letterkenny has expanded from a team of seven to 34 which includes five opticians, 29 optical staff and two audiologists. With rigorous training programmes in place for staff and investment in the best technology available, Specsavers is always striving to improve its service for the people of Donegal.

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