Blueway Vision is a mobile eye clinic servicing rural towns and villages near the Blueway region and beyond including factories, offices, home, rural towns anywhere in the Country.
The initiative is the brain child of Éilís P Dolan, a qualified optometrist for over ten years.
With the increasing decline in services in rural towns in County Leitrim, Éilís devised a plan to bring her optometry/opticians service to these areas and other rural towns across the country.
She has done this by sourcing cutting edge portable optical equipment as well as a slick mobile van where patients can sit and relax while they receive all the benefits of Éilís's professional care as she carries out all of the essential eye exams and more.
The mobile van is fitted out with all the comforts of a five star premises while at the same time giving the patients the five star treatment in terms of eye care and optical appliances if required.
People who are rurally displaced will now be able to access this important optical service thanks to this new initiative which is going to every rural town in County Leitrim.
About Éilís Dolan
Blueway Mobile Vision is the latest venture of Éilís Dolan, which is set to raise a few eyebrows in the Blue Way Leitrim region. Éilís is keen to address the plight of those who are rurally displaced and without essential primary health care services. Éilís's innovative mobile initiative will bring cutting edge Eye Care to these individuals and will be available to everyone from infants to adults.
Blueway Mobile Vision is accessible to the corporate sector and will make its way to your workplace where employees can avail from a full comprehensive eye screening on site.
Advanced Booking is essential for this service.
Éilís is a registered Optometrist with CORU which is the regulatory body for health care professionals in Ireland. She is also a member of the Federation of Ophthalmic and Dispensing Opticians Ireland (FODO) and sits on the executive board where she represents the Independent Opticians of Ireland. In 2013, Éilís was appointed by the minister for health to the regulatory board of Optometry (CORU) where she played an instrumental role in regulating the profession of optometry for over four years.
Éilís has been the proud owner of Advanced Eye Care in Ballinamore Co Leitrim for over ten years. This clinic is located in a multidisciplinary medical setting in Ballinamore Co Leitrim. The clinic boasts of state of the art cutting edge advanced eye technology which allows Éilís to focus on the clinical aspects of eye health. Patients are guaranteed a personalised dispensing experience and those in need of glasses or contact lenses will have a wide variety of modern frames to choose from at affordable prices.
Éilís is also a qualified Maths and Science teacher with a specific interest in reading and learning difficulties including dyslexia. Research has made links with reading difficulties such as dyslexia with the visual system. She has managed to combine her teaching experience with her knowledge in Optometry and in particular her knowledge of how the visual system impacts on learning outcomes.
She now offers specialised visual screening to individuals who are experiencing difficulties in reading or who have been diagnosed with dyslexia. Here, Éilís will work with individuals to ascertain if symptoms can be reduced or alleviated with the help of specialised lenses. For more details on this specialised screening contact us via our Contact page.
Eilis is a registered service provider with the HSE and Social Welfare which guarantees that all patients with medical cards and PRSI entitlements will be able to avail of this service.
Éilís also works in conjunction with the National Diabetic retina screening programme which is a tailored screening for individuals with diabetes. She has been a contributor to the local newspaper for many years where she writes a biweekly column in the Leitrim Observer on all aspects of Eye Health.
Who Can Access This Service?
Anyone who wishes to avail of an Eye Examination.
This service is set to raise a few eyebrows as people will see a modern vehicle in their towns and wonder what it’s all about. This initiative is quite simply about delivering an essential service to those who need it most and who would otherwise suffer a decline in eyesight due to being unable to access larger towns.
Eilis will operate on designated days from a designated parking bay on a weekly basis.