Rods & Cones Eyecare
Unit 4, Ashleigh Centre,
Dublin 15,

Tel:  (01) 8211612



Opening Hours:

Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 10 to 6
Wednesday - 10 to 6
Thursday - 10 to 8 (Late Night)
Friday - 10 to 6
Saturday - 10 to 6
Sunday - Closed

We do not close for lunch.
Out of hours appointments available upon request.


PRSI Eye Exam

If you have been working and paying PRSI you may be entitled to Optical Benefit , however , you must have a certain number of PRSI contributions paid to qualify.

All applicants must obtain approval in advance from DSFA ( Department of Social & Family Affairs )
Since January 2009 the allowances for Optical Benefit for PRSI patients have all but been removed by the preceding budget.

The DFSA no longer gives an allowance towards optical appliances ( Reading, Distance or Bifocal spectacles ) as they did previously.

However, they have retained the allowance towards the Eye Exam , which is generally allowable every two years for qualified individuals.

You can apply for the PRSI Optical Benefit in 2 ways:
  1. Call the practice on 01-8211612 with your National Insurance number and a few other details and we can get you pre-approved for a basic Eye Exam by calling the DFSA on your behalf.
  2. Fill in an application form , available from the practice , and wait for your Letter Of Approval to be sent to your home address. We are pleased to post the PRSI Optical Benefit Application form to you address , which must be sent Freepost to the department in Letterkenny.

Spouses or Partners of persons qualified for Optical Benefit , may also themselves be entitled Optical Benefit. This is subject to dependency conditions.

Should you require an application form, or if you have any queries, please call or e mail the practice, and we will be delighted to assist you .