At Byrne Eyecare you’ll find the values of a traditional independent Opticians with a contemporary sense of style. Our experienced team offer personal service, with unrivalled value and the latest state of the art eye testing equipment. Nestled in the historic former workhouse square of MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre, why not come along and visit us.

Meet The Team


William Byrne BSc(Hons) MCOptom

ORB: OP013676

Byrne Eyecare was set up by Optometrist and owner William Byrne in 2017. William has over 15 years experience in the Optical industry. Following his graduation in Optometry at the University of Bradford, he qualified as an Optometrist in 2011 from the UK’s College of Optometrists. He has worked in busy independent and chain opticians in both Ireland and the UK.

Hailing originally from the New Ross area he is delighted to bring his experience and passion for affordable eyecare to Kilkenny. William regularly attends continuing educational courses and seminars, keeping up to date with all optometric advances, ensuring that all patients are provided with the best care possible.


Lorna Farrell – Optical Assistant



Lorna is our in store frame stylist with over 12 years Optical experience. She enjoys finding the right frame and is at hand to discuss all lens options.