Frequently Asked Questions


Here are the answers to some common queries encountered in the practice. If there is something you would like to ask that has not been addressed on our website, please feel free to contact us.

Can I drive after my Medical Optics appointment?

If you have a consultation with an ophthalmologist, drops which dilate the pupil of the eye (the black circle in the centre) may be used which will mean you will not be able to drive for a few hours after your appointment due to slightly blurry vision.

Is there parking available nearby?

In Fairview, disc parking is available on the streets surrounding the practice. Disc parking may be paid for online using In Bray, there is a large car park directly opposite the practice with 280 spaces. It is paid parking and cards are accepted.

Do I need a referral to Medical Optics?

No. We are happy to see both patients who self-refer with an eye problem or those who have been sent by a GP, optometrist or other referring clinician.

Are the practices wheelchair-accessible?

Both Medical Optics Fairview and Medical Optics Bray are fully wheelchair accessible. The Fairview practice is located on the ground floor. The Bray practice has two floors and the upper floor is accessible by lift.

Is there anything I should bring with me when I attend my appointment?

It is very helpful for the doctors and optometrists if you bring a current list of your medications along with you as well as any current reading and distance glasses.