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 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

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.

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.

Katie Robb

Optometrist

Katie qualified as an Optometrist from DIT Kevin St in 2017.

Eleanor Dunne

Optometrist

Eleanor qualified as an optometrist from TU Dublin Kevin's Street in 2021.

Eveleen Rowe

Optometrist

Eveleen qualified as an optometrist from the Technological University Dublin in 2014.

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.

Sadhbh O’Toole

Eye Technician

Sadhbh graduated from University College Dublin in 2019 with a BSc in Theoretical Physics.

Laura Fennessy

Eye Technician

Laura graduated from Technology University Dublin having completed her degree in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Operations.

Anne Caslin

Research Nurse

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

Justyna Dybas

Clinic Co-ordinator

Justyna has been with Progressive Vision since 2018 and is responsible for our general patient clinics and testing clinics.

Iwona Walentynska

Surgery Co-ordinator

Iwona joined Progressive Vision in 2018 and oversees our surgery and clinic procedures.

Louise Sheeran

Reception team

Iwona joined Progressive Vision in 2018 and oversees our surgery and clinic procedures.

Sinead Conlon

Reception team

Sinéad joined the reception team in May 2021. She works primarily on the procedure clinics.

Hannah McGowan

Reception team

Hannah joined Progressive Vision in 2022 and works with our reception team.

Milan Cole

Reception team

Milan is our newest member of the reception team.  Milan joined us in 2022.

Alison Gray

Financial Controller

Alison is Progressive Vision’s Financial Controller.

Sylvaine Doyle

Bookkeeper

Sylvain is Progressive Vision’s Bookkeeper.

What our Patient Say

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

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

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

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

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

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