Siofra Harrington

phone: c/o +353 1 402 4900

Professional Experience

Siofra qualified as an Optometrist in 1989 obtaining a honours 2.1 diploma from the DIT

1989-1990     Margaret Barrett Opticians in Cabra
1990-1993     Dixon Hepenstall Opticians Suffolk St. and Blackrock
1993-1998     United Kingdom, Stuart Rose Optometrists and Mobile Optical Services
1993-1998     Worked 3 days per week in Practise and 3 days per week working as a domiciliary optometrist. The Domiciliary work was very varied, working with adults and children, with severe learning difficulties, living in residential care. Also worked in homes for the elderly, prisons, ethic communities, drop in centres and disadvantaged schools. It was while working in the UK Siofra first became very interested in Paediatric optometry and attended many courses run by the British College of Optometrists. While in practice, supervised Optometry students during their pre-registration year, 6 in total.
1993-1998     Member of the British association of Optometrists, General Optical Council and an associate member of the British College of Optometrists
1998-2012     Dublin eye centre, Terenure, on a part time basis
Jan 2000     Clinic supervisor Dit. Kevin St
2005     Completed a Diploma in Sport Vision. As part of this study completed research, which involved establishing a protocol for the measurement of the dominant eye in very young children. The results of which were published in the Sport vision journal in April 2006. In March 2006 presented the results of this research at the Sport Vision AGM in Loughborough University
Mar 2005     Employed as an Assistant lecturer in the Optometry Deptartment
Sept 2012     Completed the Diabetic grading course run by the Association of Optometrists Ireland

Special Interests

  • Paediatric vision
  • Sport vision
  • Binocular vision
  • Contact lens fitting specifically for sports and children


DIT Clinics Supervised

  • Dispensing Optics: Year 2 & 3
  • Binocular Vision year 3
  • Contact Lens year 3 & 4
  • Primary Care Clinics years 3 & 4
  • Clinical Optometry year 2
  • Paediatric Clinics year 4



  • Association of Optometrists Ireland
  • Contact lens Association Ireland
  • Sport Vision Association UK
  • Registrated with CORU, Ireland

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