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Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Sunglasses Style with Modafix

The very chic Triona from Modafix shared a great post on her blog recently, styling a range of our sunglasses for the Autumn/Winter season.
Head on over to Modafix blog for a look, it's well worth a read!

Looking good, Triona!

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Purple Is A Magic Colour!

As part of our 'colouring' series I thought that we would include an ode to Purple.
People love purple. And not without good reason either, its pretty much the perfect colour!

When you consider that purple is made up of a mixture of red and blue you'll know (because you've read our last 'colourings' post!) that means it's got both WARM and COOL tones!
So it's a little bit like red lipstick - it suits everyone - you just have to find the right shade.

Cool colourings should choose shades of purple with more blue in them. Think Lavender, Amethyst and Violet.

Warm should try richer shades with more red in them, like Raspberry, Marsala and Plum.


Why not try a few purple tones the next time you're in the market for a new pair of specs? If this isn't enough to make you take the purple plunge maybe Jenny Jospeh's poem will help! 

When I Am An Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we’ve no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I’m tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick flowers in other people’s gardens And learn to spit.
You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
Or only bread and pickle for a week
And hoard pens and pencils and beer mats and things in boxes.
But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
And pay our rent and not swear in the street
And set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.
But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised

Saturday, 10 October 2015

We are 2!!

It's amazing to think that two years have passed since we said good bye to the builders and first opened our doors. In some ways it feels like it was yesterday and other times its like we have been in business for years!

So much has happened in the past two years. We have provided eye tests, fitted contact lenses and helped our clients choose fantastic new frames. We have also had five event evenings showcasing designer frames and lens options with discounts and prizes, with three patients winning new frames Berenice Beukes, Emma Murphy and Sinead Ni Bhroin. Last year we were runners up in The Sligo Champion Business Awards, we won a prize for our window displays from a supplier and recently we were runners up in the Optical Success Awards in Manchester - and the only practice from Ireland. Two of our patients Louise Kavanagh and Deirdre Loughlin each one a years supply of J & J daily disposable contact lenses from our suppliers. We have provided over 1000 clients from all over the north west (and beyond) with the best care, service and attention that we possibly can. And we have loved every minute of it!

People often comment on our location, we count ourselves lucky to have the practice in such a beautiful part of Sligo town. Really though, it's our wonderful neighbours that make the area for us and provide great atmosphere. It's fantastic to have great local businesses like The Wine Buff, Le Fournil Bakery, Bistro Bianconi and A Casa Mia on our doorstep! With such temptation surrounding us at all times, it can be hard to resist.....but, sure we are supporting local so it's all worth it, right?! ;)

It's not always easy to be a small local business, but just because the challenge is bigger, doesn't mean it's not worth it. We have been overwhelmed with the support from the Sligo people.

So, Happy Birthday to us! We have big plans for our little practice in the coming years, you can expect even more amazing eyewear, amazing cutting edge technology, incredible new Zeiss lenses and fantastic customer service!

Thank you for supporting us!