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Discover Contact Lenses

1. Eye Test

As long as you have a valid prescription that’s within the expiry date, you won’t need another Eye Test to get contact lenses. If you haven’t had a test in a while, it’s easy to book an appointment online. BOOK HERE

2. Initial Assessment

Whether you have your assessment straight after your Eye Test or you arrange one for another date, it will involve spending time with one of McGreals expert optometrists to ensure you have the correct contact lenses for your eyes and your lifestyle. We’ll also show you how to insert and remove your lenses, and how best to look after them.

To make sure the lenses we choose are the right ones for you, we’ll arrange a free trial, so you can get used to them and see how they feel.

3. Aftercare Check up

Your first checkup is free and should take place around two weeks after you’ve started wearing your new lenses. This is just to see how you’re getting on with them and to discuss any problems you may be having.

 

Contact McGreals Opticians for more information.

Baltinglass Pharmacy, Mill St, Baltinglass, Co Wicklow 059 645 1103

McGreals Pharmacy, Main St, Blessington, Co Wicklow 045 865 732

McGreals Pharmacy, Kilnacourt, Portarlington, Co Laois 057 864 2920

Monasterevin Pharmacy, U3, Watermill Place, Monasterevin, Co Kildare 045 525 580

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Santa is coming to McGreals – 2018 dates announced

*FREE Magical Christmas Experience at McGreals*

Going to visit Santa is always a highlight for children during the festive season, so here’s where you can find him this year.

Santa will be visiting all the McGreals Pharmacies in December. Every year huge crowds of children arrive at their local McGreals to meet Santa and his elves. There is no admission fee and Santa will have a free gift and a free photo for every child.

Santa will be visiting from 1pm – 5pm on these dates

Portarlington – McGreals Pharmacy Tuesday 4th December 2018

Monasterevin – Monasterevin Pharmacy Wednesday 5th December

Blessington – McGreals Primary Care Pharmacy Thurs 6th December &
Mcgreals Pharmacy, Main Street, Blessington Fri 7th December

Baltinglass – Baltinglass Pharmacy Wednesday 12th December

Newbridge – McGreals Pharmacy Thursday 13th and Friday 14th December

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TEXT & COLLECT – a NEW FREE SERVICE at McGreals Pharmacy


With our free prescription texting service, you give us your repeat prescriptions for long term medication.
On the monthly date your repeat prescription is due to be filled, we will text you as soon as it is ready for collection!

No wait time! Your prescription will be ready when you arrive.

HOW DO I AVAIL OF THE SERVICE?

To join just pop in store.
Bring your repeat prescription with you if we do not already have it on file.
You will be asked to fill out contact details on our application form available in store and leave the rest to us!

 

PRIVACY
We will not share your mobile number with anyone else. Your prescription and your information will be kept private at all times and held in the strictest confidence.

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Get Fit with McGreals this January 2018 – Operation Transformation is Back!


This January we plan to lead the way in promoting healthy living in our community as we join in RTE’s Operation Transformation!

After the success of last years Operation Transformations National Walk in Blessington Co Wicklow we have decided to team up with Wicklow Sports Partnership to bring the national event to Blessington again this year! The walk will take place on Saturday 13th January at 11am and we encourge the whole community to get behind it & join us for the 5km loop of the town starting at McGreals Primary Care Centre.

Enquire about weekly walking groups at your local McGreals Pharmacy.

McGreals Pharmacy will be offering a free weekly weigh in service for the
duration of RTE’s Operation Transformation’s show on a day of your choosing in our stores in Blessington, Baltinglass, Newbridge, Monasterevin and Portarlington.

This service includes free waist and weight measurements as well as free professional advice on healthy eating. We will keep a record of your numbers in store so that you can monitor your progress and stay motivated!

Send us your photo(s) of how you are staying fit this January to info@mcgreals.ie & we will use the photos on our social media to encourage and motivate other
community members to get active!
Best photo will be chosen at the end of the show & will be awarded a prize from McGreals Pharmacy.

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Christmas Opening Hours – McGreals

BLESSINGTON MAIN ST. – McGreals Pharmacy, Main Street, Blessington, Co. Wicklow. Telephone: 045 865 197

Christmas Opening Hours

Mon 18th – Fri 22nd: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday 23rd: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Christmas Eve: 10:00am – 3:00pm
25th & 26th: 11:00am – 1:00pm
27th, 28th & 29th: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday 30th: 9:00am – 6:00pm
New Years Eve & New Years Day: 11:00am – 1:00pm

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McGreals Family Fun Walk 2017 (Emo, Co Laois & Blessington Greenway, Co Wicklow)

Huge crowds turned out for McGreals Family Fun Walks 2017 to support local charities. The first walk was held on Blessington Greenway with a choice of a 6km or 12km route and the second event was a 5km walk held in Emo, Co Laois. Both walks were beautiful scenic routes lead by local walk leaders.

Four charities benefited from the walks with a total of €3000 in total being raised. McGreals would like to thank the local communities involved for making this possible.

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Family Fun Walk 2017 – Blessington Greenway

Join our *FAMILY FUN WALK 2017* in aid of West Wicklow Cancer Support.
-Sunday 10th September-

Spending time outdoors with the family is so important. The health benefits of being active and outdoors are obvious; getting that all-important vitamin D, stress relief, physical activity – the list goes on. With this in mind McGreals have teamed up with Wicklow Sports Partnership to bring a Family Fun Walk to Blessington Greenway, Blessington, Co Wicklow.

It will be a free fun event for all of the family.
We have decided to take donations on the day for a carefully chosen group who do fantastic work for families in West Wicklow – West Wicklow Cancer Support Group.

Where & When

The event will start & finish at The Avon Ri Adventure Centre in Blessington, Co Wicklow on Sunday 10th September. Registration at 11am, starts at 11.30pm.

The Route

The 6km or 12km route will take you along the beautiful Blessington Greenway trail. Along the way you will have the opportunity to appreciate the magnificent scenery and wildlife in the area.
Blessington Greenway, Blessington, Wicklow is a hidden gem; only about half an hour from Dublin, it’s the ideal place to head with the whole family.

Donations can be made in your local Mcgreals Pharmacy or on the day to support West Wicklow Cancer Support.

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McGreals Pharmacy – People’s Pharmacist of the Year 2017

Kilian McGreal accepting Peoples Pharmacist of the Year award 2017

Kilian McGreal followed in his father’s and grandfathers foot steps in working in the family pharmacy in Blessington Co Wicklow.

Kilian has been delighted to have been involved in the development of McGreals Pharmacy over the last 15 years and has taken the business from one thriving pharmacy in the heart of Blessington to 8 new McGreals Pharmacy openings across Leinster.

He recently completed the development of a state of the art Primary Care Centre in Blessington Co WIcklow. Kilian is very involved in various community initiatives and the sponsorship of local clubs and societies.

Kilian has been known to open his doors after closing hours to accommodate those in need. His staff have also been described as being extremely helpful and are held in high regard locally.

“It is such an honour but also a reflection on the great team that work beside me.”
Kilian McGreal

McGreals Pharmacy People’s Pharmacist of the Year

Kilian McGreal Peoples Pharmacist of the Year

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Ask Your Pharmacist – How can they help?

Pharmacists are highly trained experts in medication management — and key members of your healthcare team. Pharmacists can provide advice and information on many common health topics and ailments. Are you taking full advantage of the many helpful services your pharmacist can provide? Here’s what you should know.

Manage your medications

Pharmacists are specialists with in-depth knowledge of hundreds of medications — including prescription, non-prescription (or “over-the-counter”) and supplements.

As a healthcare professional specializing in drugs, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, and chronic health conditions, your pharmacist works with other healthcare professionals to ensure you are receiving the right drug and dose at the right time for your personal needs. This is especially important if you take more than one medication, and even more so if the medications are initiated by different prescribers.

Your pharmacist can explain the best way to take your medications, ensuring that you know the possible side effects and how to manage them, and that you understand how your medications interact with other medications, food and drink.

Treat everyday ailments

Your pharmacist does more than just dispense and advise on medications. Other services may include:

Giving flu shots.
Recommending treatment (e.g., medication, lifestyle changes) or referral to another practitioner for common conditions such as allergies, sunburn, flu, and rashes.
Screening for cholesterol.
Providing support in managing chronic conditions like diabetes, asthma, and other chronic conditions.
Helping people quit smoking by recommending over-the-counter products, prescribing medication for smoking cessation, and providing information and encouragement.
Explaining how to use healthcare aids and devices.
Providing general education on health and wellness topics.

These services can be especially helpful if you live in a rural area without ready access to a doctor, do not have a primary care provider, or if you simply need advice quickly.

If you have a question or need help with a particular health and wellness issue, ask your pharmacist if he or she can help.

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Operation Transformation Free Weigh in Clinic at McGreals Pharmacy

McGreals Pharmacy are offering a free weekly weigh-in service to anyone participating in Operation Transformation 2017. Drop into our stores in Blessington, Baltinglass, Portarlington, Newbridge or Monasterevin every Saturday from January 7th for your FREE waist and weight measurement as well as FREE professional advice on healthy eating. We will keep a record of your numbers in store so that you can monitor your progress. Find your local McGreals Pharmacy here.
Weekly meal planning made easy with our tasty low calorie recipes. —> Click here for Recipes

Our free online BMI calculator makes it easy for anyone to calculate BMI with just a few keystrokes. Enter in your height and weight and press the calculate BMI button – that’s all there is to it —> click here for BMI calculator

Mcgreals Pharmacy are delighted to work with Sport Ireland and Wicklow Sports Partnership to bring a National Operation Transformation walk to Blessington Co Wicklow. The Nationwide Walks are on Saturday 7th January 2017 in various locations around the country. To find your nearest venue click here.

Nationwide Walk at McGreals Primary Care Centre in Blessington Co Wicklow

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