The National Optometry Centre 

Our Mission

"The National Optometry Centre provides excellence in eye care and clinical education in a respectful and inclusive environment that prioritises the delivery of care to our patients while providing essential clinical learning for students in an integrated and balanced way. This is achieved by providing a rich and diverse student experience and through the effective use of resources in responding to the needs of patients and students while maintaining the highest standard of expertise, supporting collaboration and research, and integrating technology."


The National Optometry Centre (NOC) is part of the Department of Optometry in the College of Sciences and Health, Dublin Institute of Technology, Kevin Street, Dublin 8.  It is a purpose built state-of-the-art centre for the advanced training of optometry students and is the only such facility of its kind in the country.  We serve as a national resource for the entire community of eye care professionals in Ireland.

The main function of the NOC is to facilitate clinical training for DIT Optometry students. The Centre offers eye examinations, spectacles and contact lenses to the general public as well as developing specialised clinics in areas such as paediatrics, low vision and contact lenses.

The Centre is open all year round with a core staff of full-time optometrists and a dispensing optician.

Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 4pm

Make An Appointment

Phone: +353 1402 4900
Fax: +353 1402 4915


What our Patients Say

At the National Optometry Centre we are committed to patient satisfaction in all aspects of our service.  We regularly ask for feedback, here are a few things people have said about the centre...

“Professional approach, excellent care, thank you for all your help.”

“I feel very well cared for & feel that my eyes have been thoroughly examined. Both student & staff very courteous and helpful.”

“Wonderful service, really appreciate all the help given.”

“Students and staff always excellent and on the ball. Receptionists are the best advisors in eyewear there is!”

“Absolutely delighted with the eye exam. Very professional, very well explained. Lovely comfortable atmosphere. Will recommend to friends and family.”


 >> See more information about the launch of the National Optometry Centre



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