The experienced Optique Vision team are dedicated to providing our clients with friendly, expert advice.
Fiona Lonergan, FBDO
Fiona Longeran FBDO, dispensing optician and proprietor, graduated from the Dispensing Programme, City University, London in 1994. Fiona collaborated with Richard Major, Senior, in Clonmel until 1998. She then managed Major McGrath Opticians, Waterford for five years. As a Tipperary native, Fiona was delighted to return to Clonmel to take over RH Major Opticians Clonmel in January 2004. It was a seemless take over, so much so, that Optique Vision has traded as RH Majors and provided excellent, professional, friendly eye-care service to the people of Clonmel and surrounding areas since then.
Aoife Phelan,BSc (Hons) FAOI MPhil
Aoife is an optometrist at Optique Vision since January 2016. Optique Vision is the perfect fit for Aoife, the varied patient base allows her to draw on her multiple years optometric experience to provide expert friendly eyecare to all our patients.
Since completing her Honours Optometry Degree in 2003, Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin), Aoife worked private optometry practices in Dublin for several years. In 2008, Aoife began her full time role with TU Dublin as the Irish Project Coordinator of the multinational research and education collaboration "The Mozambique Eyecare Project". This project achieved its goal to establish the first third level Optometry Programme in UniLurio, Mozambique. Subsequent to the Mozambique Eyecare Project, Aoife enjoyed a role as assistant lecturer on the Optometry Degree Programme, TU Dublin. While researching her Masters of Philosophy, (Child Eye Health in Mozambique and Ireland, awarded in 2016, link to thesis here) Aoife and her family returned to her home county of Kilkenny. Prior to starting her role with Optique Vision, Aoife was privileged to work as part of the team at the ever innovative Institute of Eye Surgery, Whitfield Clinic, Waterford. Currently Aoife is interested in myopia management, dry eye treatment and dichoptic training for amblyopia and binocular vision anomalies like convergence insufficiency (click the BYNOCS link here). Clients of Optique Vision can avail of Aoife’s unique combination of clinical, research and educational experience, whilst receiving the best in class eyecare.
Frances started out in optics in 1996 and what a journey it has been! You will usually find Frances at the reception desk, where her communication and scheduling expertise, courteous efficiency and warm smile make her the perfect person for the busy reception hot seat. Frances is always willing to assist and support clients with any queries. If this is your first visit to Optique Vision it is most likely that Frances will welcome you to our store and guide you through our individualised patient experience. In addition, Frances is an integral part of the day to day business operation.
Based in Optique Vision for the last 12 years, with over 17 years optical experience, Tina has extensive optical knowledge. Tina oversees all in-house glazing and clinic management. She prides herself on the quality assurance practices she established and implements in our glazing laboratory. When it comes to dispensing, patients appreciate Tina's engaging, genuine personality and keen sense of style. These traits lend themselves perfectly to frame and optical lens selection. Tina's creativity and passion for design and fashion is obvious from her beautiful and eye catching frame and window displays.