Irish Resources

Irish College of Ophthalmologists (ICO)

The Irish College of Ophthalmologists (ICO) is the recognised training and professional body for medical and surgical eye doctors in Ireland. You can find your local ophthalmologist from the list on their website.

W:      E:      T: 01 402 2777

Association of Optometrists in Ireland

The Association of Optometrists Ireland is the professional representative body for the vast majority of practising optometrists in the country.

W:     E:      T: 01 453 8850

Irish Platform for Patients’ Organisations, Science and Industry (IPPOSI)

IPPOSI is a unique partnership of patient groups/charities, science and industry on the island of Ireland. As a patient led partnership, the platform provides a structured way of facilitating interaction between the three key membership groups (patients’ organisations, scientists and industry – and where possible with state agencies) on policy, legislation and regulation around the development of new medicines, products, devices and diagnostics for unmet medical needs in Ireland.

W:      E:      T: 01 479 0552

Medical Research Charities Group (MRCG)

The MRCG is an umbrella group of medical research and patient support charities. It represents the joint interests of charities specialising in restoring health through medical research, diagnosis and treatment and, where possible, the prevention of disease. The core belief of the group is that today’s health research is tomorrow’s healthcare.

W:      E:      T: 01 479 3234 / 085 142 6738

Diabetic Retina Screen

The National Diabetic Retinal Screening Programme is a new, government-funded screening programme that offers free, regular diabetic retinopathy screening to people with diabetes aged 12 years and older.

W:     E:     T: 1800 45 45 55

Vision Sports Ireland

Vision Sports Ireland is a not for profit organisation that caters for visually impaired people of Ireland by providing sporting and recreational activities for its members throughout the country.

W:      E:      T: 01 647 2914 / 085 850 0193