About Progressive Vision

About us

Progressive Vision is a multi-disciplinary private eye clinic based in the Beacon South Quarter, Sandyford, Dublin 18. We offer a unique patient-focused eye care experience with an emphasis on kindness and excellence delivered by our highly skilled and experienced team in a modern, comfortable setting.

Our Specialist Consultants

Mr Mark Cahill, Dr Mohamed El Morsy and Dr Fiona Darcy are the consultant ophthalmologists based at the new clinic, specialising in general ophthalmology, cataract, age–related macular degeneration, glaucoma, cornea, diabetic eye disease, medical retina and vitreo-retinal surgery. A specialist paediatric ophthalmology clinic service, led by Dr Fiona D’Arcy is available at Progressive Vision.

We offer patients a comprehensive eye assessment and treatment plan with our in-house team which consists of eye doctors, eye surgeons, optometrists, photographers and eye technicians who work together to ensure that patients are assessed calmly and efficiently and receive the appropriate diagnosis and treatment.

Our State-of-the-Art Premises

Progressive Vision offers patients a comprehensive eye assessment and treatment plan with our in-house team which consists of eye doctors, optometrists, eye technicians and eye nurses who work together to ensure that patients are assessed efficiently and receive the appropriate diagnosis and treatment.

So what does this mean for you?

We understand that eye disease with its possibility of sight loss can be a great worry so we make sure our patients are kept informed every step of the way. It means you will be treated with respect as a unique individual from reception to examination and all treatment will be delivered with kindness to the highest standards of professional eye care

Private Healthcare Insurance

Progressive Vision is recognised by all irish healthcare insurers.  You should check in advance with your health insurance company that your policy covers the treatment you need.  You will be responsible for any excess or charges that are not covered by them.  We are happy to provide all details needed to facilitate your claims.

Our Team

Meet our highly skilled and experienced team which includes eye doctors, optometrists and eye technicians.

Aideen Curtin

CEO

Aideen Curtin is the CEO and a director of Progressive Vision since 2010.

Mr. Mark Cahill

Eye Surgeon

Mr. Mark Cahill is a consultant eye surgeon with a special interest in retinal diseases.

Mr. Mohamed El Morsy

Eye Doctor

Mr. Mohamed El Morsy is a consultant eye surgeon with an interest in general Ophthalmology.

Dr Fiona D'Arcy

Eye Doctor

Dr. Fiona D'Arcy is an Eye Doctor who graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2003.

Daren Weidner

Operations Manager

Daren joined Progressive Vision in 2020 and oversees our service ensuring that our patients receive the highest standard of care.

Suzanne Quinn

Clinic Manager

Suzanne joined the Progressive Vision team in 2007 and oversees the day to day running of the clinic.

Katie Robb

Optometrist

Katie qualified as an Optometrist from DIT Kevin Street in 2017. Katie is the Senior Optometrist within Progressive Vision.

Eveleen Rowe

Optometrist

Eveleen qualified as an optometrist from the Technological University Dublin in 2014 with a first class honours degree in Optometry.

Emma Chaney

Paediatric Optometrist

Emma graduated as an Optometrist from the Technology University of Dublin in 2020.

Eleanor Dunne

Optometrist

Eleanor qualified as an optometrist from Technical University Dublin in 2021.

Aíne MacDonagh

Eye Technician

Aíne joined the Progressive Vision team in 2016 and trained specifically for the role of Eye Technician.

Ciara Lyster

Eye Technician

Ciara graduated from Maynooth University in 2003 with a BA honours degree and went on to study photography in Marino Institute in 2005.

Hannah McGowan

Eye Technician

Hannah joined Progressive Vision in 2022 and is the newest member of our Eye Technician team.

Catherine Byrne

Eye Technician

Catherine joined our Eye Technician team in 2022. She graduated from SETU having completed her BSc in Applied Healthcare.

Anne Caslin

Research Nurse

Anne is an experienced Ophthalmic Nurse with a special interest in research.

Louise Sheeran

Reception team

Louise is our most experienced receptionist at Progressive Vision.

Colette Talbot

Reception Team

Colette joined Progressive Vision in 2022 and works on our procedures clinics. Outside of work Colette does considerable charity work both in Dublin and the Ukraine.

David Green

Reception team

David is part of our reception team and works on both outpatient and procedure clinics.

Sophie Farrell

Reception Team

Sophie joined Progressive Vision in 2022 and provides front desk support for our patients.

Katie Fay

Medical Office Manager

Katie joined Progressive Vision in 2023 and oversees backend operations including scheduling, correspondence and inquiries.

Ciara Kavanagh

Patient Engagement

Ciara joined Progressive Vision in 2023, she is a member of our Patient Engagement Team.

Caoimhe Hodgins

Patient Engagement

Caoimhe joined Progressive Vision's Patient Engagement Team in 2023.

Susan Rafferty

Patient Engagement

Susan joined Progressive Vision's Patient Engagement Team in 2023.

Danielle O' Driscoll

Patient Engagement

Danielle joined Progressive Vision in 2023, she is a member of our Patient Engagement Team.

Alison Gray

Financial Controller

Alison is Progressive Vision’s Financial Controller.

Priya Jatar

Accounts team

Priya is part of our accounts team at Progressive Vision. Priya joined the team in February 2023.

Amy Addie

Patient Engagement

Amy joined Progressive Vision in 2023, she is a member of our Patient Engagement Team.

What our Patients Say

I have been a patient of Mr Mark Cahill and his staff at Progressive Vision for approximately ten years. I am in my eighties and suffer from macular degeneration in both eyes, wet AMD in my right eye and dry AMD in my left eye. Due to my failing eyesight I require an injection in my right eye approximately every months to maintain normal vision. I have two reviews annually to ensure the treatment is working properly and my eyesight is not deteriorating.   I have always found the Progressive Vision team very friendly and approachable, all questions are answered clearly. I am very impressed by the efficiency of the team, the advanced technology and I can recommend Progressive Vision for their overall approach.

Carmen Oroz Funes

Mr. Cahill carried out successful cataract removal on both eyes in Jun.’21 and Sept.’21.  In March ’23 while in Spain I needed emergency surgery for a tear in my retina. I got wonderful support over the phone from Progressive Vision. My total experience with Progressive Vision has been superb particularly as I am a very nervous patient in medical settings !

Andrew Flynn

Although its early days after my Valeda treatment for dry AMD, there is more brightness in my vision. I am now able to read numbers on the calendar and on my ipad more clearly, although I read slowly. Previously the writing was blurred so I am very happy with the result.

Caitriona Donnelly

Following my OptiLight treatments, my dry eye symptoms have really eased. Eyedrops were just masking the problem. My eyes are clear now- not red, gritty or streaming water. I’m delighted with the treatment- it was quick and painless and staff were very kind, especially Eve and Hannah.

Niamh Crosbie

While reading the newspaper a few weeks after my Valeda treatment for dry AMD, I thought my right eye, my bad eye felt very comfortable- it had been scratchy and very irritated. The other eye has eased also. I am very happy with the treatment and the staff at the clinic are so kind.

Maire Curtin

I recently had cataracts removed from both eyes under the leadership of surgeon, Mark Cahill. I experienced a consistently high standard of professionalism and pastoral care. It is commonplace to speak of ‘modern miracles’, but that is what this particular medical intervention feels like to me, as it restored the ‘forty shades of green’ that my eyes had simply stopped registering.

Celia G Kenny

Absolutely consummate professionals, friendly and courteous from the first experience at the front desk, through surgery and to the final review. Kind considerate team that ensure you are fully briefed and totally at ease. Great experience and unbelievable results. Thank you.

Adrian O'Dwyer

My treatment regime for macular degeneration has meant eye injections given by Dr Mark Cahill every seven weeks for almost two years now. Thankfully I don’t find it too difficult and my sight is back to normal a few hours after my injection. The staff at the Progressive Vision clinic are exceptionally kind and caring with all their patients. I would like to especially thank Justyna and Ciara.

Pat Shirran

I have been a patient since 2012 when I was diagnosed with a rare retinal disease. Because Mr Mark Cahill diagnosed it so early, I was able to start treatment very quickly and this has saved my sight in both eyes. I am so grateful to Mark and all the team at Progressive Vision for the excellent medical care and attention I receive on each visit. There is no cure but the amazing support from Progressive Vision has made living with this disease much easier.

Orla D

I am so happy to have my cataract operation done at Progressive Vision. The whole process went very smoothly with no pain. My vision has greatly improved. I cannot thank the team enough- I only need to wear my +2 reading glasses now!

Angela Lennon

I’ve been attending Progressive Vision for over seven years- my optician referred me with macular degeneration. Mark Cahill’s kindness and care is second to none. He has a lovely personality, I can ask him anything and talk to him about any issues I have. The clinic is wonderful- I have complete confidence in my eye care.

Dorothy Coghlan

Over eleven years ago I was referred to Dr Mark Cahill as a result of being diagnosed with diabetes and related vision problems. Thanks to Mark and his team I am doing very well with treatments every five or six weeks at the clinic.

Denis Kane

I am very happy with my treatment at Progressive Vision. It is a lovely place, staff are very friendly, helpful and the results are good. I have glaucoma but great treatment means it hasn’t interfered with my life.

Niamh Brophy

I saw my sister go blind with macular degeneration- she now has a white stick which prompted me to get my eyes checked. Macular degeneration started in my left eye, then moved to the right eye. I’ve been getting injections every 6-8 weeks in one eye at a time so I can keep driving and living my life. Dr Mark and his team are very kind and very patient.

Oliver McDonnell

Mark, thank you for being so patient with such a nervous person. Your staff are very kind. I want to praise especially Louise, Sadhbh and Alison. They are exceptional, and thanks also to kind Ciara who was so reassuring.

Jenny Dunne

Great specialists, they make you feel at ease and explain everything logically and in detail so you leave the place confident you’re in good hands. Katie was lovely to me, I’m grateful for the care. It may not be important for everyone, but the place is also beautiful, modern and spotless.

Alexandra Hadzhikidi

Progressive Vision staff are so welcoming. I am very happy with my Valeda treatment for macular degeneration. Dr Morsy was very kind – thank you.

M.C., Dublin

My treatment at Progressive Vision is for macular degeneration. I get regular eye injections from Dr Mark Cahill- I find him very nice and caring and excellent at his job.

Bernie Dougan

I am always treated with efficiency from a polite, pleasant and courteous team.

Vivienne Barkley

First class service from all staff, especially Dr. Mark Cahill, eye specialist. He could not have been nicer. A lovely mix of highly skilled professionalism, and kindness. Really excellent.

Terry Lynch

Great doctor, incredibly thorough, helpful, friendly and does not rush a visit. Genuinely looking out for what’s best for the patient. Highly recommend Progressive Vision and Dr Mark Cahill.

Marguerite Farragher
Excellent
Based on 13 reviews
Ciaran O
Ciaran O
2023-11-22
Amazing experience! Our 8 month old had an exam today and it couldn't have gone better! Fiona was amazing with her and also with mammy and daddy. Fantastic clinic.
Mary Wymer
Mary Wymer
2023-10-23
I have been attending Progressive Vision and seeing Mark for a number of years now. It is an incredible Clinic.I have always experienced a very High standard of professional care and attention. Everyone is so kind and efficient and the Clinic is a joy to attend with beautiful Art work and spotlessly clean state of the art facilities. I always feel well looked after and safe . So grateful to Mark and his wonderful team.Thank you Mary W.
Orlette McGrath
Orlette McGrath
2023-10-20
Cannot recommend Progressive Vision highly enough! The level of service and care is top class! Every member of staff I encountered was a consummate professional. I was seen by optometrist Katie Robb and her knowledge and ability to explain everything was exceptional. She explained all of the options available and I came away fully confident that I had received the best possible care and advice available. Orlette Massey
Jim Kelly
Jim Kelly
2023-08-18
I have been a patient of Mr Mark Cahill and his staff at Progressive Vision for approximately ten years. I am aged now in my eighties and suffer from Macular degeneration in both my eyes, wet macular degeneration in my right eye and dry macular degeneration in my left eye. Due to my failing eyesight I require an injection in my right eye approximately every month to maintain my normal vision. I also require two reviews annually to ensure the treatment is working properly and my eyesight in either eye is not deteriorating. I have found throughout my treatment the team at Progressive Vision led by Mr Mark Cahill, very friendly and easily approachable, all questions are answered in a clear uncomplicated fashion and readily understood. I am very impressed by the efficiency and cohesion of the team, the advanced technology in use and being able to follow what is happening to my eyes I can recommend Progressive Vision for their overall approach. Carmen Oroz Funes
Andrew Flynn
Andrew Flynn
2023-08-03
I first attended Progressive Vision in Nov.'20. I was put on a course of eye drops to reduce eye pressure before Mr. Cahill carried out cataract removal on both eyes in Jun.'21 and Sept.'21. Subsequently I have attended for post-operation check-up and regular reviews up to the current time. In March this year while in Spain I was diagnosed as having a tear in the retina of my right eye and while the emergency procedure was carried out in a Spanish Hospital, I got wonderful support over the telephone from Progressive Vision. My total experience with Progressive Vision has been superb particularly as I a very nervous patient in medical settings !
Vivienne Barkley
Vivienne Barkley
2023-07-13
I am always treated with efficiency frim a polite, pleasanrt and courteous team
Celia Kenny
Celia Kenny
2023-05-19
I recently had cataracts removed from both eyes by the Progressive Vision team under the leadership of surgeon, Mark Cahill. During the initial examinations and in both operations, what I experienced was a consistently high standard of professionalism and pastoral care. It is commonplace to speak of 'modern miracles', but that is what this particular medical intervention feels like to me, as it restored the 'forty shades of green' that my eyes had simply stopped registering. Celia G Kenny Rathgar
Adrian O'Dwyer
Adrian O'Dwyer
2023-05-03
Absolutely consummate professionals, friendly and courteous from the first experience at the front desk, through surgery and to the final review. Kind considerate team that ensure you are fully briefed and totally at ease. Great experience and unbelievable results. Thank you.
Anthony Doyle
Anthony Doyle
2023-01-31
I cannot speak highly enough about my experience at Progressive Vision. Very friendly and sympathetic team and every step of my consultation was explained in very clear straightforward terminology. Excellent and highly recommended!
Marguerite Farragher
Marguerite Farragher
2022-10-27
Great doctor, incredibly thorough, helpful, friendly and does not rush a visit. Genuinely looking out for what’s best for the patient. Highly recommend Progressive Vision and Dr Mark Cahill.