We all reply on our sight for all aspects of our daily lives and therefore your eye examination is essential to monitor your eye health and retain the best vision possible for you.

Here at Jill Farrell Opticians, Jill strives to provide the most thorough eye examinations using the latest technology and equipment available so you, the patient has full confidence in her findings.

How long do Eye tests take?

Each eye examination is given a 30 minute slot, which may need to be extended depending on what testes need to be done. Every examination is tailored to suit each patient so that a thorough investigation of any problems is carried out. Your glasses are expertly crafted in our in-house lab, from one hour depending on the detail of the job.

What to expect?

Our eye examinations usually last about three quarters of an hour for people of all ages, but we will advise you if you require any extra specific tests and how long these may take. Jill has a general routine she performs for every patient but as we treat every patient as an individual, Jill will tailor the examination similarly, which guarantees you a thorough examination executed smoothly, keeping you as relaxed as possible.

As well as including all tests to check for your sight and to see if any vision correction is required (e.g. spectacles, contact lenses) we also check for any potential eye disease like Glaucoma, Cataract, Macular degeneration to name a few.

Jill will always explain the results of the various assessments and you will be given every opportunity to ask any questions you may have. The recommendations given at the end of the eye examination by Jill will take into account factors such as your working environment, lifestyle and any leisure pursuits you have, so we can meet your visual needs in the best possible way.

How often do I need to visit the optician?

Unless otherwise advised by your optician, you should follow the national guidelines for eye tests.

Sometimes, we may want to see you more often, for example, if you are diabetic or have a strong family history of a particular ocular problem.

Aged 15 years and below Every year
Aged between 16 and 69 years Every 2 years
Aged 70 and over Every Year
Diabetic and Glaucoma patients Every Year
Aged 40 years or over with an immediate relative with Glaucoma Every Year


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Dr. Jill Farrell

e.a.o.l (Optometrist)

Mallow Primary Healthcare Centre
Gouldshill, Mallow, Co. Cork