25 May 2022

Prestigious award for Longford's Stephen Olwell Opticians

Stephen Olwell Opticians

Lebo Sewela, Stephen Olwell and Marie Gavin Picture: Shelley Corcoran

As eyecare providers go, Stephen Olwell Opticians is very much an exception to the rule.


Innovative and forward thinking, it’s a name synonymous with distinction, thanks chiefly to the unique and committed approach it takes towards its loyal and ever growing customer base.

A key factor behind that modus operandi is the exclusive and meticulous Eyewear Styling Consultation Service it offers clients.

As opposed to the stereotypical methods employed by its mainstream rivals, Stephen Olwell Opticians provides its customers with a unique styling experience that’s tailored to individual needs and personality traits.

“When people come into Stephen Olwell Opticians what they get is an experience in styling,” said the store’s proprietor Stephen Olwell.

“Instead of being provided with racks upon racks of glasses, what we do is we take time to sit down with our clients in a relaxed warm atmosphere, with coffee and a smile, in order to match glasses to that person’s own personality, what they like, the shape of their face and eyebrows to even how they like to be perceived at work and at home.”

Throw in the fact store representatives attend and buy directly from some of Europe’s leading fashion shows while also sourcing all of its in-house lenses directly from industry leading German manufacturer Zeiss, it’s not hard to see why Stephen Olwell Opticians enjoys such a lofty repute among the wider independent optician marketplace.

Recognition of that standing arrived at Christmas when the firm was crowned Ireland’s number one independent optician in Corporate Livewire’s Republic of Ireland Prestige Awards.

“We provide an excellence in glasses,” added Stephen.

“After six months, we offer each of our clients a sort of MOT, a deep clean of the glasses to make sure they are no issues with them and that they are fitting perfectly.

“Instead of people coming into us, simply getting their glasses, getting up and going, we like to have a long term relationship with people and deliver a service that offers both longevity and excellence.”

Stephen Olwell Opticians are open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5:30pm.

To find out more visit, contact (043) 3342653; email: or you can find them on Facebook and Instagram.

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