About Smith O'Mahony

Since we opened the doors of our first branch in 1999, Smith O’Mahony has been dedicated to providing world-class eye and vision care to Irish communities. We combine innovative techniques and the latest technology with a firm commitment to delivering the best eye care experience for every patient from the moment of booking. 

Our expert team are some of the most experienced and highly qualified practitioners in Ireland, enabling us to offer the best available solution to the eye or vision problems that may be affecting the patients we care for. 

Whether it’s conducting a child’s first eye exam, prescribing contact lenses for sports, selecting high-quality, stylish frames for teens or adults, or monitoring degenerative eye conditions in our older patients, we pride ourselves in offering whole-life eyecare for Irish families.

Our reputation in the industry has grown quickly as patients respond to this commitment, and we invite you to experience our exceptional eyecare for yourself, at one of our five community practices


The Smith O’Mahony Story:

Paul Smith and Colm O’Mahony qualified as Optometrists from the Dublin Institute of Technology in the mid-nineties.  Fast friends and study partners, they also shared a vision for the future of optical practice in Ireland, based on a goal of providing world-class eye and vision care to Irish families delivered through innovative techniques, cutting-edge technology and a firm commitment to delivering the best eye care experience for our every patient at every stage of their lives.
A great business partnership was formed!


After gaining industry experience, the partners founded  Smith O’Mahony Eyecare in 1999. They opened the doors of their first practice in Birr that year, and their innovative approach earned them a reputation for exceptional eye care very quickly. 
The partners expanded to Loughrea, Co. Galway just 2 months after opening the Birr flagship branch. And the business continued to grow – largely through word of mouth, as one patient recommended them to another. 


Three additional community branches were launched over the following 3 years, in Edenderry, Mitchelstown and Cahir and the team have set their sights on further growth as the eyecare market demands more choice and innovation from their providers. This dynamic team now includes six Optometrists and more than 14 Optical Assistants.  
OUR family has grown considerably, but our commitment to providing exceptional eyecare for YOUR family in the communities we serve remains unchanged.