Image Facials @ McGreals Skin Clinic

https://mcgreals.ie/beauty/

Image Skincare is a high quality cosmeceutical brand from America. Image is formulated and developed by chemists and a board of physicians, to create pharmaceutical grade skincare products that give unparalleled results! Image is guaranteed to perform with incredible results. Traditionally, over the counter products treat the surface of the skin only, but Image products work at a cellular level to restore and maintain optimum skin health, diminishing fine lines, fade sun damage, increasing hydration and stimulating cellular turnover in the skin to give a more youthful, brighter looking skin to nourish, correct and perfect. All of Image skincare lines are free of parabens, petrochemicals and chemical preservatives. They are not tested on animals, they respect the environment, are not perfumed and all fragrances in the products are made with 100% essential oils.

We have a range of Image prescriptive Facials available. If you are unsure which facial to choose your therapists can help you decide which is best suited to your skin type.

Antioxidant Anti-Ageing Facial

(60 mins)

Replenish what your lifestyle diminishes. The facial that does it all – even the most experienced ‘facial enthusiast’ will be impressed! This cleansing and invigorating vitamin-infused treatment will deliver tightening, lightening, brightening and nourishing hydration to leave you feeling fully refreshed and renewed.

Price €90

Illuminating Facial

(60 mins)

Clarity in an instant. A clinical results-driven facial designed to give beautiful luminosity, radiance and glow. The treatment uses a blend of powerful antioxidant protection, nutrition and enzymes all sandwiched together to provide immediate measurable differences for the discerning client. Ideal as a quick fix pre-event facial or as an incentive to commence the skin health journey

Price €90

O2 Lift

(50-60 mins)

A hydration and oxygen combination that promotes divine hydration. This luxurious treatment infuses oxygen, plant-derived anti-ageing stem cells, peptides and a high concentration of enzymatic botanicals into the skin leaving it luminous, refreshed and rejuvenated. This is an ideal prep programme immediately before any event.

Price: €90

Be Clear Purifying Facial (Acne treatment facial)

(60 mins)

Inhibit the spots, increase the confidence. An ideal teen facial or mild preventative acne-formation treatment. The treatment includes a thorough deep cleanse and exfoliation, followed by hydration to conclude. Ideal for occasional hormonal breakouts or for the individual who craves a deep cleanse at a cellular level.

Price €90

The MAX Stem Cell Facial

(60 mins)

An anti-ageing, redness-diffusing active facial. A must-have pre-event hybrid facial adored by brides worldwide. This treatment strikes the ideal balance between a gentle peel and a therapeutic facial, and is designed to really target those pesky wrinkles, elasticity concerns and combat generally lethargic and dull skin. All the latest anti-ageing stem cell technology is used to guarantee immediate and long-lasting results, while the client enjoys being pampered in absolute luxury.

Price €120

Unique air disinfection device proven to kill viruses in the air

A unique air disinfection product designed and manufactured in Ireland by the Irish company Novaerus, is now available for businesses and the general public through the McGreals Pharmacy Group, a healthcare focused business based in Co. Wicklow.

The product which has been endorsed by Enterprise Ireland is being used in hospitals and health care settings around the world including Wuhan, China. Following increased interest and demand in Ireland from consumers and businesses, Novaerus approached the McGreals Pharmacy Group to bring the product to the Irish retail market.

This ground breaking air disinfection device decontaminates the air and kills any airborne viruses and bacteria. It is patented and has a unique design scientifically proven for airborne infection prevention.

It closes the loop in terms of the importance of disinfecting hands and surfaces and now that third crucial element, air. By drawing air through the clinically proven and patented Air Plasma field it immediately destroys airborne viruses – all while using less energy than a 40 watt light bulb.

With no harmful by products, they are safe for use around children, the elderly, and the sick. They are simple to use, low maintenance and highly effective for rapid or continuous infection control, odour mitigation and particle reduction.

County Meath based vet, Dr. Fionnuala Fallon, has recently purchased a unit through the McGreals Pharmacy Group for her practice, Park Pets Veterinary Clinic Kinnegad, which is helping her to provide the safest working environment possible for her staff and customers.

Dr. Fallon, said, “Since the government issued guidelines, and included veterinary practices on their list of essential services, we have made changes to how we operate our veterinary clinics. All cases are triaged by telephone, and only urgent cases are seen at present. Where we do have to see an urgent case we ensure we follow strict Covid-19 guidelines and social distancing measures are in place at this time to protect clients and staff.

We are, of course, using high grade disinfectants and hand sanitizers. We do not allow routine visits to hospitalised patients as per government guidelines, but there are occasions when clients must come in to see their pets – especially if they are critically ill. Sometimes we need to perform euthanasias, and clients wish to say goodbye.

We wear PPE in these rare instances, and in a further effort to keep my staff and clients safe I decided to purchase the groundbreaking air disinfection unit for the clinic. We are aware that guidelines will relax at some point, and the air disinfection unit will continue to provide a cutting edge level of disinfection for our staff, clients and patients on an ongoing basis.”

This innovative technology has also been at the forefront of fighting the coronavirus in China following donations of several units to two hospitals in Wuhan.

Michael Corr, Novaerus Director of Business Development, said, ”Due to the growing concerns over the coronavirus presence in Ireland and following a recent Irish times article and interview on the RTE news highlighting our support against the virus in other countries including its origin in China, we received many requests for our devices from the general public and retail businesses.

As an Irish company based in Dublin with our manufacturing in Portlaoise, our success is through channel partners across the world. We needed a partner to help us support the Irish public and retail businesses to receive our technology quickly and efficiently and that’s why I approached Kilian McGreal at the McGreals Pharmacy Group. We are now working with the McGreals Group to help both businesses and people in their own homes. It’s a real success story! “

Kilian McGreal, Managing Director of the McGreals Pharmacy Group, said, “We are delighted to be working with Novaerus to bring this product to the Irish retail market. Having installed the units in all of our pharmacies; we know we are protecting the health of our team and customers by providing the safest environment possible”.

To buy a Novaerus air disinfection unit you can contact the McGreals Pharmacy Group directly on 085 763 2247 or email info@mcgreals.ie

Hospital Grade Breast Pump Rental

Official Ardo hospital grade Breast pump now available to rent at McGreals Primary Care Centre Pharmacy, Blessington, Co Wicklow.

Online booking is essential – book your breast pump rental here

Get access at home to the breastpump used and endorsed by maternity wards across the country

The Carum breastpump features a closed system hospital-grade breastpump

Simple to use – complete control over speed and suction

Sensitive settings to help mums with tender breasts or nipples.

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

Signs you may need an Eye Test

Signs you may need an eye test

Signs you may need an eye test

Getting checked for glasses by an optician could make life so much easier.

If you have any of these symptoms – its time to get an eye test.

1. Unexplained headaches
Ever get headaches after doing close-up work such as reading or working at a computer? How about after periods of distance vision, like watching TV or driving? If the answer’s yes, you need to book an appointment with the optician – glasses could really help.

2. Blurred vision
If your vision ever changes or distorts, it could be a sign you need glasses. Test yourself by regularly looking at something you see every day, such as the spine of a book or a number plate, to check whether you can still read it. Try doing this one eye at a time for a more thorough test.

3. Wavy vision
When you look at straight lines such as door or window frames and see them as wavy or kinked, there’s a chance you’re experiencing age-related macular degeneration, a common reason for needing glasses. Again, test yourself one eye at a time to double check.

4. Tired eyes and difficulty focusing
We all experience tired eyes as a symptom of everyday fatigue, but when it’s a persistent problem that occurs after common activities like driving and reading, it’s well worth getting your eyes tested by an optician.

5. Painful or red eyes
Healthy eyes shouldn’t hurt or appear red; if they do, there’s a chance you’ve got an eye condition that needs to be seen to by an optician.
Blurred or misty vision is another common vision-related ailment that you should get checked out professionally. These symptoms could be an early sign of cataracts, glaucoma or age-related macular degeneration, which opticians can help you with alongside the usual long-sighted or short-sighted examinations.

Book your eye test today at your local McGreals Opticians or online here.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

180 people attend free CPR training events at McGreals Pharmacy

McGreals Pharmacy held free CPR & defibrillater training throughout the month of May at store locations in Blessington, Baltinglass, Newbridge, Monasterevin & Portarlington.

Wicklow First Responders Anne Marie Whittle & Paul Byrne trained an overwhelming number of 180 people over the course of the events. In the one hour class attendees were shown the basics of CPR, defibrillator use and the correct procedure to follow in an emergency.

There is a public access defibrillator outside every McGreals Pharmacy with the help of a community phone donation scheme they ran in 2015. Every year since there installation McGreals Pharmacy have hosted free CPR training to ensure as many people possible throughout their communities have the ability to use them.

Free CPR Training at McGreals Pharmacy

Free CPR Training at McGreals Pharmacy

Learn how to respond to a cardiac emergency.

McGreals Pharmacy will be offering an opportunity for you to learn CPR, in our Blessington, Baltinglass, Newbridge, Monasterevin and Portarlington stores.

Mcgreals Pharmacy,Curragh grange, Newbridge, Co Kildare Tuesday 8th May from 7-8pm.

Mcgreals Pharmacy, Mcgreals Primary Care Centre, Blessington, Co Wicklow Wednesday 9th May from 7-8pm.

Baltinglass Pharmacy, Mill Street, Baltinglass, Co Wicklow Thursday 10th May from 7-8pm.

Monasterevin Pharmacy, Watermill Place, Monasterevin, Co Kildare Tuesday 15th May from 6.30-7.30pm

Mcgreals Pharmacy, Primary Care Centre, Kilnacourt, Portarlington, Co Laois Wednesday 16th May from 6.30pm-7.30pm

You will be shown the basics of CPR by two Wicklow First Responders and the correct procedure to follow in an emergency. The following topics will be covered on the night.

Adult Chest Compressions
Adult Breaths
Adult Pocket Face Mask
Adult Practice
Adult Defibrillation
Adult Choking
Child CPR
Infant CPR
Child Choking
Infant Choking

This FREE training event is open to all members of the public,
People of any age are more than welcome to attend.

What five signs tell you your child needs an eye test?


It’s easy for poor eyesight to go unnoticed in children, as they often don’t report it themselves. In fact, they probably don’t even realise anything is wrong.

That’s why it’s important to make sure you book them in for a routine eye test every year – or more often if their optician advises – and look out for these watch points in between. It’s time to play detective.

1. They’re getting close up

If your child chooses to sit right up in front of the TV, it may not just be a sign that they’re engrossed in their favourite show. “It’s probably that they can’t see the screen clearly from the sofa,” suggests Andy Hepworth, dispensing optician and professional relations manager for Essilor. “So you should book an appointment to have their sight tested.”

A lazy eye could develop into a squint. But picked up early this can be corrected

2. They’re closing one eye

Have you noticed your child covers up or closes one of their eyes when they’re trying to focus? That could be a sign they have a lazy eye. “If they keep relying on the one strong eye they will further strengthen it and weaken the other one,” notes Hepworth.

“It’s a case of the sooner the better for an optician seeing a child with a lazy eye. This could eventually develop into a squint. But the younger and sooner this is picked up, the more chance there is of correcting it.”

Have you noticed your child covering an eye up when reading? Is your child falling behind at school? It might be time to book an optician appointment kid with glasses.

3. They’re struggling at school

“If your child is falling behind with school work it could indicate that they’re having difficulty reading the board,” says Hepworth. “Similarly if they’re suddenly finding sport more challenging than before their eyesight might be to blame.”

Of course there are a whole host of possible explanations but poor vision is one that can be easily ruled out with a quick check up.

4. They’re always rubbing their eyes

“When our eyesight is poor, we naturally blink to try to clear our vision. This can make our eyes watery so we wipe them more often,” notes Hepworth. “If you notice your child doing this it’s time to book in for a test.”

5. They look different in photos

“If you start noticing that there’s a white, yellow or orange reflection in your child’s pupil in photos, take them to see an optician.
“On rare occasions it could be a sign that they have an eye condition that would need to be treated and again the sooner detected the easier to treat”.

Book an eye test at McGreals Optician HERE

Located in Blessington Co Wicklow, Baltinglass Co Wicklow & Portarlington Co Laois.