Our Team

Our team of staff

The team of staff are dedicated in their respective fields to assist you from queries with applications to decision making with frame choices. Just ask to meet the team.

AnnaAnna Roche FAOI qualified with an honours degree in Optometry in 2006. She gained experience working as an optometrist with Crowley’s Opticians in Cork before being offered a position of Stack & O’Briens in Macroom in 2007. After several years working there she purchased the practice from her employers and in February of 2012 reopened it as Macroom Opticians in a modern new unit in Fair Green Plaza. She really enjoys her work and has special interest in the areas of diabetic retinopathy, AMD (age related macular degeneration) and paediatric optometry. Anna is married to John and they have three children. She works in the practice 4 days per week and enjoys spending her free time with her children. Anna can be contacted at anna@macroomopticians.ie 



John Roche FBDO is the dispensing optician and also the lab technician. He closely follows the latest in lens technologies and frame designs and is happy to pass on his knowledge to our customers. He is finished studying with ABDO and has studied with the Spectaclemakers college of London. He glazes prescription & lenses to the patients’ chosen frames. Repair of frames and lenses are also within his brief.  John gained 14 years of previous business ownership in the construction industry before making the move into the world of optics. He is married to Anna and they have three children. John can be contacted at John@macroomopticians.ie




Fionnuala Dineen has been working in the optical business since 1999. Having started with Stack & O’Briens in Macroom, she established Macroom Opticians with Anna and John. Her vast experience allows her to purchase quality frames and she understands well the needs of our customers. She enjoys keeping up to date with current fashions trends. She has a keen eye for what frame shapes and styles suit individuals and will give you honest advice, bearing in mind the frame options most suitable for your particular prescription. Fionnuala is married with 3 children. She enjoys hill walking, music and theatre. Fionnuala can be contacted at frontdesk@macroomopticians.ie.



Gillian Coleman has been employed in optics in Macroom since 2004. She is very well experiened in assisting our customers and as a fulltime wearer of glasses and contact lenses she understands well their needs. Gillian happy to help you make informed choices regarding your eyecare needs. Gill also looks after all the day to day finanical runnings of our business including payments and accounts. Gill is married with 3 children and enjoys walking and reading. Gillian can be contacted at accounts@macroomopticians.ie.



John Egan FAOI began working part-time with Macroom Opticians in 2015. John qualified with an honours degree in 2014. He gained experience in both multiple and independent practices over the past four years. John has specific interests in the area of dry eye disease, glaucoma and contact lenses. He is keen to keep up to date with modern optometric practice. John is currently studying Medical Retina in City University London. Outside work, hiking and jogging are some of the hobbies John likes to partake in. John can be contacted at john.egan@macroomopticians.ie




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