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Mission Statement

Teahan Optometrists was founded with a vison to provide the best in eye care, services and quality products for our patients. We do this by investing in advanced optical technology and diagnostic equipment, by giving time, care and individual attention to our patients, and by sourcing from only the highest quality suppliers. We strive to provide an aesthetically appealing, comfortable, calm and professional environment for our patients. This allows us to be at the forefront of optometric care and to provide an exceptional experience for our patients. 

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A brief history of Teahan Optometrists

Many of the older generation of Naas will remember Cullen’s Hardware and Seeds business at 26, North Main Street, which was originally owned by Carmel Teahan's parents, Aidan and Bates Martin, and her uncle, Jimmy Cullen. Teahan Optometrists was established in 1971 by Oliver and Carmel Teahan above the hardware store. When Carmel's parents retired the optometry practice expanded into the whole building at 26 North Main Street, and became a more prominent business on the main street of Naas.

Veronica Roche, F.B.D.O., our dispensing Optician joined the practice in 1994, and qualified as a dispensing optician in 2000. She was promoted to Practice Manager soon after receiving her qualification in 2000.

In 2003, after many years of hard work and dedication to the practice, Carmel retired. Her daughter, Nicola Teahan B.Sc. F.A.O.I., joined the practice in the same year, as the managing optometrist.

In March 2005, optometrist Michael Kehoe B.Sc. M.C. Optom., a native of Naas, joined the practice. Michael comes from a medical background, with both his father and brother running a medical practice in Naas.

Nikki-Teahan

Nicola Teahan F.A.O.I. Prof Cert Paed Eye Care

Nicola qualified in Optometry from Dublin Institute of Technology in 2003 and was awarded the Gold Medal for achieving the highest marks that year in her professional exams. She has undertaken further studies in paediatric eye-care.

Nicola Teahan B.Sc. F.A.O.I

Nicola qualified in Optometry from Dublin Institute of Technology in 2003 and was awarded the Gold Medal for achieving the highest marks that year in her professional exams. She has undertaken further studies in paediatric eye-care at the University of Ulster, Coleraine. She is a member of the Association of Optometrists, Ireland, and is registered with CORU, the register of Health and Social Care Professionals. Nicola takes particular interest in Optical Coherence Tomography, which is used for in-depth advanced examination of the interior of the eye. She is also particularly interested in paediatric eye-care and has invested extensively in paediatric testing equipment. She strives to maintain a child-friendly practice environment to create a welcoming and comfortable experience for her younger patients.

Michael-Kehoe

Michael Kehoe B.Sc. M.C. Optom

Michael qualified in Optometry from Cardiff University. He joined Teahan Optometrists in March 2005. Michael is currently undertaking further studies in paediatric eye-care at the University of Coleraine. 

Michael Kehoe B.Sc. M.C. Optom

Michael qualified in Optometry from Cardiff University. He joined Teahan Optometrists in March 2005. He is a member of the Association of Optometrists, Ireland, and is registered with CORU, the register of Health and Social Care Professionals. Michael is currently undertaking further studies in paediatric eye-care at the University of Coleraine. Michael keeps up-to-date with his skills and knowledge by attending regular professional and continuous education courses. Michael enjoys many aspects of eye-care and takes great interest in Optical Coherence Tomography; Colorimetry to help with migraine and dyslexia; Chromogen to help colour deficient individuals; and Orthokeratology.

Veronica-Roche

Veronica Roche F.B.D.O.

Veronica is a dispensing optician and the Manager at Teahan Optometrists. She started work with the practice in 1994 and qualified as a dispensing optician in 2000. She loves the diversity of her job. She looks after all aspects of eyewear.

Veronica Roche F.B.D.O.

Veronica is a dispensing optician and the Manager at Teahan Optometrists. She started work with the practice in 1994 and qualified as a dispensing optician in 2000. She loves the diversity of her job. She looks after all aspects of eyewear, fits eyewear across a range of ages (including babies) and specialises in fitting individuals with special needs. Veronica is always up-to-date with the latest spectacle lens technology and innovations and is always at hand to recommend the most suitable lens design and coating option for an individual’s particular requirements. She uses the latest digital measuring devices so that spectacle lenses can be truly tailored to an individual’s parameters. Veronica is also involved in all aspects of spectacle lens cutting and assembly and ensures that patients are delighted with the end result of comfortable, stylish and incredibly clear spectacles..

Bernie-McDonnell

Bernie McDonnell

Bernie has been working since 2009 as Receptionist/Frame Buyer at Teahan Optometrists. She is particularly talented in assisting with frame selection and advises on how the frame shape, size, technical aspects.

Bernie McDonnell

Bernie has been working since 2009 as Receptionist/Frame Buyer at Teahan Optometrists. She is particularly talented in assisting with frame selection and advises on how the frame shape, size, technical aspects and colour best suit a patient. Bernie looks after the day-to-day running of the practice, with specific responsibility for keeping abreast of the latest eyewear trends, and she liaises with frame company representatives on a regular basis to buy new-season stock for the practice. From time to time she travels to international Optical Expos to source more unique frame styles.

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