Santa is Coming to McGreals

*FREE Magical Christmas Experience at McGreals*

Going to see Santa on the run up to Christmas is always a highlight for children growing up, 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. We have Santa letters available in store that can be posted in our Santa post box. Santa replies to every child before Christmas by post.

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

Baltinglass – Baltinglass Pharmacy Wed 7th December

Blessington – Mcgreals Primary Care Pharmacy Thurs 8th December &
Mcgreals Pharmacy, Main Street, Blessington Fri 9th December

Portarlington – Mcgreals pharmacy Tuesday 13th December

Monasterevin – Monasterevin Pharmacy Wed 14th December

Newbridge – Mcgreals Pharmacy Thursday 15th and Friday 16th December


McGreals Hearing Centre Prices / Discounts / Grants / Tax Rebates

Prices / Discounts / Grants / Tax Rebates

Award winning Hearing Aids available from McGreals Hearing Centre

Award winning Hearing Aids available from McGreals Hearing Centre

Unlike the majority of our competitors McGreals Hearing Centre provide a clear and transparent pricing structure.

We also offer a range of discounts and free accessories to our clients.

In addition the Irish Government offer generous grants and rebates to assist in the purchase of hearing aids.

Hearing Aid Prices

There are two categories of hearing aid technology available.
Premium level(Prem A + B below) offer help in all listening environments.
Standard level (Std C + D below ) offer help in most environments.

All hearing instruments come with a 3 year manufacturer’s warranty.
Aftercare service is provided by a qualified hearing care professional.
We offer a free accessory package which includes remote control and batteries.

Price Per Pair
Retail Disc Govt Grant* Med1** Total Per Pair
Prem A €4000 €400 €1000 €520 €2080
Prem B €3400 €340 €1000 €412 €1648
Std C €2400 €240 €1000 €232 €929
Std D €1900 €190 €855 €171 €684
* The Government Grant is subject to eligibility. Read more.

**A 20% Tax Rebate is available through Med 1.

Hearing Aids
All the above hearing aids are latest generation digital instruments designed and built by world leading manufacturers Unitron.

In 2015 they were awarded the highly prestigious RED DOT award for design and innovation .

This marks the third consecutive year in which our hearing instruments have achieved highly sought after national and international design/technology accolades.

Hearing Aid Grant

The Department of Social Protection offers a €1000 grant towards the purchase of hearing aids every four years. Eligibility criteria applies.
For further information please contact us on LoCall 0818 646005

Medical Appliance Tax Rebate
Hearing aids are medical appliances and so are eligible for MED1 Tax Rebate of 20% .
For further details please contact us on LoCall 0818 646005.

We offer a 10% discount off our full range of hearing aids to Medical Card Holders, Active Retirees and Credit Union Members

We offer the following FREE accessory package to all our clients:
Electronic remote control ( with each pair of hearing aids )
6 months batteries
longterm manufacturers warranty
lifetime aftercare

McGreals Hearing Centre
McGreals Hearing Centre, Baltinglass Pharmacy, Mill Street, Baltinglass, Co Wicklow 059 645 1103
McGreals Hearing Centre, Blessington Pharmacy, Main Street, Blessington, Co Wicklow 045 865 732

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Expert Style Tips – Choose the Perfect Glasses

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For many of us, the most important aspect of choosing eyeglass frames is how they look on our face.

You could try on every pair of eyeglasses in the store to find out how each one looks, but narrowing down your choices in advance can save you a lot of time and aggravation. You simply need to determine your face shape and coloring, and understand which eyeglass frame styles and colors would look best on you.

Matching Eyeglass Frames to Face Shapes

You should consider three main points when choosing an eyeglass frame for your face shape, according to The Vision Council:

Eyewear should repeat your personal best feature (such as a blue frame to match blue eyes).
The frame shape should contrast with your face shape.
The frame size should be in scale with your face size.
Also, while most faces are a combination of shapes and angles, there are seven basic face shapes: round, oval, oblong, base-down triangle, base-up triangle, diamond and square.

Here is a further description of these face shapes and which types of frames work best for each. A good optician can help you use these guidelines to choose your new eyeglasses.

What is your Face Shape?

What is your Face Shape?

Face shapes
Which face shape is yours


An oval face is considered to be the ideal shape because of its balanced proportions. To keep the oval’s natural balance, look for eyeglass frames that are as wide as (or wider than) the broadest part of the face, or walnut-shaped frames that are not too deep or too narrow.

Base-Up Triangle

This face has a very wide top third and small bottom third. To minimize the width of the top of the face, try frames that are wider at the bottom, very light colors and materials and rimless frame styles (which have a light, airy effect because the lenses are simply held in place by a few screws, with no surrounding frame material).


An oblong face is longer than it is wide and has a long straight cheek line and sometimes a longish nose. To make an oblong face appear shorter and more balanced, try frames that have more depth than width, decorative or contrasting temples that add width to the face, or a low bridge to shorten the nose.


A square face has a strong jaw line and a broad forehead, plus the width and length are in the same proportions. To make a square face look longer and to soften the angles, try narrow frame styles, frames that have more width than depth, and narrow ovals.


Diamond-shaped faces are narrow at the eye line and jawline, and have broad cheekbones that may be high and dramatic. This is the rarest face shape. To highlight the eyes and soften the cheekbones, try frames that have detailing or distinctive brow lines, or try rimless frames or oval and cat-eye shapes.


A round face has curved lines with the width and length in the same proportions and no angles. To make a round face appear thinner and longer, try angular narrow eyeglass frames to lengthen the face, a clearbridge that widens the eyes, and frames that are wider than they are deep, such as a rectangular shape.

Base-Down Triangle

A base-down triangular face has a narrow forehead and widens at the cheek and chin areas. To add width and emphasize the narrow upper third of the face, try frames that are heavily accented with color and detailing on the top half or try cat-eye shapes.

Color Analysis
Three keys to color analysis are:

All people have either cool (blue-based) or warm (yellow-based) coloring.
Everyone looks best in his or her own color base.
Eyewear color should complement personal coloring.
The main factors that determine the best color palette are the colors of the skin, eyes and hair.

Skin. Skin tone is the prime element in determining coloring. All complexions fall into one of two color bases — blue (cool) or yellow (warm).

A cool complexion has blue or pink undertones, and a warm complexion has a “peaches and cream” or yellow cast. Olive skin is considered cool because it is a mixture of blue and yellow.

McGreals Pharmacy to open NEW Opticians in Baltinglass

We look forward to welcoming customers to McGreals Opticians which will be opening its doors this coming May ’16’. The opticians will be located in Baltinglass Pharmacy on Mill Street in Baltinglass, Co Wicklow.

Mcgreals Opticians will include sophisticated eye health screening equipment. A simple and thorough eye examination will be available with our qualified Optometrist to determine your ability to see and to help us prescribe the correct lenses to suit your needs.

To celebrate the launch of the NEW Mcgreals Opticians, we are pleased to announce this very special offer – Buy one get one FREE on glasses including designer glasses.

We will have a huge selection of frames and lenses suiting many different styles and budgets including top brands such as Ted Baker, Pepe Jeans, Converse, Joules and ELLE. We will help you choose the correct frame and lenses for your prescription.

We are lucky to have been able to recruit Irish Rugby star Robbie Henshaw as a brand ambassador for McGreals Opticians in association with West Midland Optical. The dates for our grand opening will soon be finalised and we hope to have Robbie with us on the day so watch this space.

McGreals Opticians

McGreals Opticians