5 of the Best Opticians in Limerick
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5 of the Best Opticians in Limerick

Glasses and contact lenses can mean a world of a difference for those who need them. From waking up in the morning, to seeing what’s written on the chalkboard in class, they help people carry out daily tasks.

This is why finding the perfect optician is important because every person is different in what type of corrective eyewear they need. In this article, we take a look at the top opticians in Limerick for all your eyewear needs. 

How much do optician services cost in Limerick? 

Numerous eyewear services and products are out there arranged by brand, style and function. Each will have its own distinct price range depending on the quality of materials used and the brand’s reputation.

Several opticians offer eyewear bundles, which means this would include both an eye test with a pair of glasses at a special discount. Do take note, that you may be limited in the eyewear options you can choose.

To make things easier for you, we’ve created a table below showing the average estimated cost of each.

Eyewear Service or ProductAverage Cost
Designer Glasses€175
Non–designer Glasses€64
Contact lens fitting€50
Contact lens checkup€25
Eyewear bundles€30

Top Opticians in Limerick

We assessed the opticians according to the following criteria:

Range of Products
We observed the variety of items they have on sale including glasses, contact lenses. We also looked at supportive tools like glasses cleaning kits and eye drops.
Range of Services
We based this on the amount of tests they can perform such as driving and dry eye tests. This criterion also considers additional eyewear services, such as glasses repair and contact lens fitting.
Speed of Service
This criterion considers how long a customer will be able to complete their purchase or eye assessment.
Customer Satisfaction
We based this on past client experiences with the respective companies’ customer service.

1. Vision 2 Opticians

Vision 2 Opticians Homepage
SERVICESContact Lenses, Eyeglasses, Spectacle Lenses, Children’s Eyecare, Corporate Eyecare, Driving Test Eye Examinations
ADDRESSSarsfield Hall, 2 Sarsfield St, Limerick
CONTACT DETAILS061 46 93 10, [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Saturday: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Range of products★★★★☆ (4/5)
Range of services★★★★★ (5/5)
Speed of service★★★★★ (5/5)
Customer satisfaction★★★★★ (5/5)

Vision 2 Opticians is a great choice for people seeking a wide selection of eyewear, alongside a solid offering of your basic eyecare services.

We like their diverse range of options. Their eyewear includes options for all age groups and, on top of that, options for lenses such as anti–reflection, scratch resistant and tinted coating. 

Optometrists are there to guide you through all the services, which include eye examinations, driving tests, dry eye assessment and corporate eyecare. The customer service is excellent with anyone from the team responding in a helpful and friendly manner.

They also have an in-store lab with up-to-date equipment which speeds up the process for customizing eyeglasses. For most of their stock, this means that they are able to offer same day services.

This whole process is rounded out by their team’s consideration of any final adjustments needed once you collect your eyewear. We are impressed by how complete and engaged they are with the whole process, even going a step beyond the last.

The store does offer online delivery for some products on their site but we find the selection limiting. The price range for the glasses, specifically, is €130 to €150 and we wish there was a bit more variety.

What’s more is that the brand of these glasses are higher end which makes it a bit unfriendly for those seeking an optician’s service on a budget as well as limiting to the style of these eyewear products. 

Lastly, their staff only consists of six full time personnel, and although efficient, can be limiting in terms of available schedule dates at certain times.

Overall Vision 2 Opticians is a solid choice for those seeking fundamental eye services that are customer focused. 


  • Great customizable options for eyewear
  • Offer same day services for certain eyewear
  • Excellent customer service


  • Limited price range and style of eyewear
  • Small full time personnel team

Customer Reviews

Efficient, Smooth and Pleasant Service

I never write reviews, but my experience at vision 2 opticians was so smooth and pleasant that I felt compelled to write an excellent review. I phoned them at 11am for an appointment that I needed for that day for an eye test, and without a bother they booked me in for a 12 o’clock appointment. I had tried elsewhere and the service was nowhere near as customer friendly.  They were absolutely amazing, Orlaith, the optician, was so kind and was very efficient. If I ever do need glasses I will be back!! –Alex Nugent

Timely and Professional Job

Friendly atmosphere, good customer service, eye sight test was done in a timely and professional manner. Thank you! –Daniel Ciobica

2. Specsavers

Specsavers Homepage
SERVICESEyeglasses, Contact Lenses, Corporate Eyecare, Eye Tests, OCT Scan
ADDRESS8X Garryowen Mall, Crescent Shopping Centre, Dooradoyle, Limerick
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm, Sunday: 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Range of products★★★★★ (5/5)
Range of services★★★★★ (5/5)
Speed of service★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Customer satisfaction★★★☆☆ (3/5)

As one of the largest franchises of optical services out there, Specsavers does not disappoint in terms of range of services and products.

One unique service that they offer is remote consultation, which brings the service right to the customer’s own computer anytime they please. It’s great because even before heading to the store, the person can have a clearer idea of what eyewear or assessment they need.

Eyeglass offerings are also in no short supply with prices ranging from €19 to €239. We were very satisfied with the amount of styles they had, even additionally their own in-house brand, all of which can be delivered through online purchase.

Specsavers’ availability of bundles and sale offerings (like 2-for-1deals) make it even more attractive. Eye tests can sometimes be offered with a pair of glasses at a discounted price, making the purchasing process smoother.

Another service that attests to this smooth purchase offerings, is how customers can reorder their previously bought lenses. This is a fantastic service that is quite convenient for clients who need a backup or quick replacement for their lenses.

However, because of the amount of customers they cater to, the production time of some personalized orders can sometimes take up to 10 days.  Even the phone lines and emailing lists can get quite busy.

This busy list of clientele also results in difficulty in booking appointments as well as coordinating with them. It may not be as convenient for regular walk in services or quick eyewear fixes.

Overall, if you are looking for an optician with range in terms of products and services, consider checking out Specsavers.


  • Offers services on hearing as well
  • One of the largest offerings in terms of price range and style
  • Offers OCT scans and remote consultations
  • Offers a variety of eye tests and eyewear bundles


  • May be difficult to book an appointment and coordinate
  • Longer production times

Customer Reviews

Satisfying Service

We are very satisfied with the service that Specsavers provide; they are always helpful and the branch locations suit our business. The voucher system is quick and easy to use. -Hollie Harris 

Fantastic and Extremely Helpful Experience

Just had a fantastic experience with the guys in here, Shannon in particular was extremely helpful and made it a lot easier to pick out the glasses I wanted after my test. Couldn’t recommend this store enough! -Dylan Lawlor

3. Delaney Opticians

Delaney Opticians Homepage
SERVICESEyewear, In-house Repair Service, Contact Lens Fitting, Eye Tests
ADDRESS23 Thomas St. Limerick
CONTACT DETAILS061 419548, [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSTuesday to Friday: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm, Saturday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Range of products★★★★☆ (4/5)
Range of services★★★★☆ (4/5)
Speed of service★★★★★ (5/5)
Customer satisfaction★★★★★ (5/5)

Though comparably not a large store, Delaney Opticians is a delightful choice that can offer you your eyewear essentials as well as some unique products. 

They have a reasonable selection of eyewear including eyeglasses, sunglasses and contact lenses while their fundamental eye tests range from comprehensive eye examinations to contact lens fitting.

What we can appreciate is that their small structure allows their services to be personalized and very hands on. This allows for dedicated consultations regarding eye problems and direct discussions about any adjustments you need when purchasing frames.

This is then further supported by an in house repair service where those adjustments can be made promptly.

Another standout feature of their products is that they also offer sports eyewear and safety eyewear. We were happily surprised by how these unique products can be supplied by a comparably smaller store.

However, in terms of wide selection, Delaney Opticians still might be limited in terms of brand and stock. For men’s eyewear, the lowest prices range around €115 while for women’s €85.

Styles of such eyewear are also limited in terms of brands so it might not be the best for customers looking to explore what suits them amongst an array of options.

We also wish that they offered more maintenance products and tools alongside these to further reinforce these eyewear products.

Overall, Delaney Opticians is a solidly great choice if you’re looking for your eyewear essentials packaged in a hands-on experience.


  • Hands on services
  • Offers an in house repair service
  • Offer sports eyewear and safety eyewear


  • Limited amount of eyewear styles
  • Limited price ranges

Customer Review

Quick and Efficient Service

Very friendly staff with quick and efficient service, ring for an appointment. Reasonable fee for eye tests, highly recommended for driving test reports. -Malith Randimal

4. Hartmann Opticians

Hartmann Opticians Homepage
SERVICESEyewear, Contact Lenses, Eye Examinations, VDU Examination, Dry Eye and Red Eye Assessment
ADDRESS1st Floor, 2 O'Connell St, Centre, Limerick
CONTACT DETAILS+353 61 416 606, [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSTuesday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Range of products★★★★☆ (4/5)
Range of services★★★★☆ (4/5)
Speed of service★★★★★ (5/5)
Customer satisfaction★★★★★ (5/5)

Hartmann Opticians are the perfect fix for those looking for in-depth eye services alongside a premium offering of eyewear.

What’s great about their services is that most general eye examinations last around 30 minutes. But this does not mean that they are limited on what they test for. 

They use a digital retinal camera which allows them to see the smallest abnormalities, then guide you on to the next appropriate steps.

We were impressed by their unique service of a VDU examination, which not a lot of opticians offer. This VDU examination specifically examines the stress your eyes take with regards to prolonged staring at a computer screen.

We all know how it is easy to fall into lifestyles and work habits involving computer screens, so this service feels both unique yet necessary at the same time.

Another unique service they offer are Red Eye assessments which they can prescribe ointments and eye drops for. This test usually even takes less than 30 minutes making for an efficient yet effective customer experience.

In terms of their range of eyewear, although the company has a variety of stylish options, most of these are from the upper designer brands making the prices not the most affordable. They also do not offer any online purchasing of these products.

Absent as well from these service offerings, are driving tests that are found in most other optician services.

Overall, if you are interested in an in depth eye examination service that has a quick and efficient duration, check out Hartmann Opticians.


  • Quick eye examinations and prescription process
  • Offers VDU examination
  • Great selection of contact lenses


  • Most eyewear are from expensive brands
  • Does not offer online ordering
  • Does not offer driving test eye examinations

Customer Reviews

Unbelievably Helpful

Ciara, Helga and staff were amazing on my visit! very attentive and so unbelievably helpful even after I got my glasses! Fantastic range of stylish and functional frames with top quality lenses! -Emma Healy

Professional Team

Would like to thank  Ciara & the team at Hartman Opticians , I lost my glasses (that I had originally bought from them & my details were on file ) & the always courteous & professional team had a temporary pair of glasses ready to pick up on the same day . I am truly grateful for their speedy service especially at short notice & Christmas week . I can highly recommend Hartmans for all your optical needs .Thank you once again . -Jacquie Costello

5. Glasshouse Opticians

Glasshouse Opticians Homepage
SERVICESEye Examinations, Eyewear, Contact Lens Assessment
ADDRESSUnit 18, Jetland Centre, Ennis Rd, Limerick
CONTACT DETAILS061 328136, [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSTuesday to Friday: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm, Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Range of products★★★★☆ (4/5)
Range of services★★★★☆ (4/5)
Speed of service★★★★★ (5/5)
Customer satisfaction★★★★★ (5/5)

Glasshouse Opticians are an independently owned business that offer a comprehensive basic eye examination with a professional yet friendly experience.

They are able to screen for eye conditions, including glaucoma and cataracts, with the latest technology. Specifically, they use 3D imaging which allows for an extensive look at your eyes’ health.

Glasses-wise, they are able to offer various options for different budgets and even sometimes provide discounts such as buy-1get-1-half-price. In terms of contact lenses, they offer the same comprehensive assessments as they do for eyeglasses. 

We like that their product offerings are more straightforward and so it does not overwhelm the customer in terms of components.

Noticeably, this optician service does give more of the fundamental services. So a downside is if you’re looking for a more technical and in-depth look at certain conditions, you may have to look elsewhere.

They also do not offer driving tests and other eyewear tools which does mean you have to go to a different service for those.

If you are looking for a service that is quick, efficient and friendly without all of the bells and whistles of other optician services, Glasshouse opticians is the way to go.


  • Friendly customer service
  • Offers eyewear for different budgets and styles
  • Services include the fundamentals for an eye assessment


  • Limiting for more in depth and specific eye conditions
  • Does not offer corporate eye examinations and driving tests
  • Limited offering in terms of additional eyewear tools

Customer Reviews

Consistently Great Service

Helga and staff are very good going there 34 years and always get great service and advice Tom Downes

Exceptional Customer Service

I was a recent customer of Glasshouse opticians and want to thank Marese, Catherine and all the staff for an exceptional customer experience.  There were numerous styles of frames to choose from and Catherine was very helpful and indeed patient with the selection process. I would not have any hesitation in recommending them to a friend.Noelle O’Mahony

FAQ about Optician Services

Because optician services do involve medical aspects, it would be best of course to double check and consult with a professional. There are many options out there nowadays but we hope this list helped narrow it down for you.

We also have an article about the best doctors in Limerick and you can read it here.