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North East Hearing Service

North East Hearing Services

We have teamed up with North East Hearing Services  to provide a full hearing care service. North East Hearing Services offer you a range of  services that include:

  • FREE Hearing Evaluation
  • Hearing Care & Advice
  • Digital Hearing Aids
  • Batteries and Accessories
  • Hearing Aid Repairs
  • Ear-moulds, swim moulds, musician moulds & hearing protection

Book your FREE HEARING TEST NOW or Telephone 041 9837491

You’re Hearing Loss

Just like eye-checks, a regular hearing assessment should be part of your routine health check. If you think your hearing may have deteriorated, it is important to have it checked professionally as soon as possible.

About North East Hearing Services

North East Hearing Services provide full Hearing Care Services at our clinic in Crilly & McGrath Opticians, 50 Laurence Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth.

We specialise in providing hearing evaluations and solutions for individual hearing needs.

We carry the latest digital technology in hearing aids. Our focus is to listen to our client’s concerns and address them with the highest standard of care integrity and trust.

Sports Eyewear

Winter sports enthusiasts often forget about the importance of sunglasses. When you are sailing down the mountain with the fresh cold air in your face, it is easy to forget that the sun is alive and well here too. Although the sun may not shine as brightly or produce as much heat as other times and places, the damage it causes can be the same or worse. The white of the snow reflects the harmful rays of the sun directly into your eyes if not properly protected by sunglasses.

Water sports are another occasion in which a dependable pair of sunglasses will save much hardship. While surfing, sailing or water skiing, you may be aware of the sun above you. However, what may not be as prevalent is the fact that the sun is reflecting off the water and straight into your eyes. Just as it does with snow, the sun wreaks havoc on eyes unprotected by sunglasses.

Other sports where special eyewear is sometimes essential include swimming, snorkelling and shooting.

Protecting your precious eyes from possible injury during sport – not to mention correcting your vision with the right eyewear – is a priority at Crilly & McGrath.

We specialise in providing eyewear for every sporting need.


There are many reasons to wear sunglasses, and everyone has one of their own. Whether it is to mask those tired eyes, create mystery or escape the paparazzi, sunglasses are a part of everyday life. However, often the true benefits of this popular accessory are lost when fashion or other purposes take over. It may not be your only reason, but your best reason for sunglasses should be to protect your eyes.

Summer time is the most dangerous season for your eyes. You are at least three times more likely to cause serious damage to your eyes in the summer than you are in the winter. This is because the sun produces three times more ultraviolet radiation in the form of UVA and UVB rays during the summer than any other season.

The sun is out in full force during the hot summer months, and most people like to spend their free time outside when they can. The light and heat of the midday summer sun is enough to leave anyone reaching for the sun protection cream. So if you are so protective of your skin, why wouldn’t you be equally concerned about your eyes? Summer is the most important time for sunglasses to be worn.

Having said that, winter sports enthusiasts should also be aware of the necessity of wearing sunglasses. (see Sports Eyewear).

Contact Lenses

While some people enjoy the fashion statement of eyeglasses, others prefer their appearance without them.

Contact lenses have proven to be a safe and effective vision correction device for millions of people. They are also ideal for participation in sport.

If you’re happy with your glasses, but want to be able to wear contacts once in a while, you could consider “dailies”. These are daily disposable lenses that you wear for one day and then throw away. They’re the ultimate in convenience.

Most people who require vision correction can wear contact lenses. We can determine if they are are a suitable option for you.