Ph.D BSc Hons MCOptom
Brendan is the principal optician at the practice. He qualified in Optometry from Aston University, Birmingham in 1995 and has worked with a specialist research team at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, studying the effects of diabetes on the eye. Brendan was awarded a doctorate for his work from the University of Ulster in 2004. He is a member of the British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) giving him access to the very latest developments in contact lens design and materials, and he also specialises in diagnosing and treating ‘dry eye’ conditions.
BSc (Hons) MCOptom
Aisling graduated from the University of Ulster, Coleraine and is a member of the College of Optometrists. Having worked in practices in Edinburgh and Ireland she brings with her a wealth of experience and energy to Brady Opticians. During her time in Scotland, she attended the Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion gaining valuable experience in conditions such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and cataracts, and has a particular interest in fitting contact lenses for all age groups. She hails from Ballybofey and is enjoying working in her home county.
Originally a Pharmacy graduate Barbara later pursued further studies to qualify as a dispensing optician in 1993. Barbara will advise you on what lens type best suits your needs and lifestyle and she will take your face shape, hair colour, complexion, personality and fashion style into consideration before recommending suitable eyewear. She also dispenses and fits specialist eyewear for specific industries and professions and has an in-depth knowledge of the various types of high index (thinner lenses) and varifocal lenses on the market.
Avril manages our in house glazing lab. Using specialist equipment, she cuts and fits your lenses so that they are the exact fit for your chosen frames. Avril has worked in Brady Opticians since 1995, and has a wealth of experience in this specialised area. Outside of work she is a busy mum with four children, but enjoys coming to work every day!
You are welcomed to our practice by the friendly faces of optical assistants; Marie, Caroline and Natalie. They will help you select the ideal frames and lenses for your prescription, lifestyle and budget, and will ensure that they are a perfect fit. They are also your first point of contact when you call our practice to book an appointment, and are happy to help with any queries that you may have.
Marie’s main role is to help customers choose the best pair of frames and lenses to suit their individual style and needs. She takes great pride in ensuring each customer looks stylish and is happy with their choice. Marie is also responsible for buying the most up to date frames and ensures that we offer you the most innovative and on trend collections. She is a native of Donegal Town and joined Brady Opticians in 1998.
Caroline is the first voice to greet you on the phone and the first face you see when you walk through our doors. She always has a warm welcome for every customer and a reliable efficiency to assist with your needs. Her role also oversees many different tasks including arranging appointments, ordering contact lenses and general administration. She also corresponds with the Health Board and Social Welfare Office, ensuring customers receive their entitlements towards the cost of their glasses.
Natalie is the newest member of our team having joined Brady Opticians in 2015. She is from Tralee, Co. Kerry and lives outside Enniskillen. Her roles include assisting other members of the team to ensure the practice runs smoothly. Natalie is completing a three year training course to become a dispensing optician.