Irish College of Ophthalmologists Communications Department

The Irish College of Ophthalmologists (ICO) is the recognised training and professional body for medical and surgical eye doctors in Ireland. 

We promote excellence in eye care and our goal is to maintain standards of excellence for the restoration of vision and the preservation of sight.

We do this by educating eye doctors in training, providing on-going education for eye doctors in practice, giving accurate medical advice to the public and media, and policy guidance for the government.

Media Fact sheet

We encourage any enquiries in relation to eye health in Ireland and welcome the opportunity to:

  • Advise the general public on best practices
  • Offer medical experts for comment to health media
  • Work together with other stakeholders in the eye care sector to ensure standards of excellence are met and maintained


Our aim is to increase public knowledge and understanding of the activities and aims of the College, and be a central source of all information pertaining to eye health care in Ireland.

Contact for Media Enquiries:

For media enquiries, please contact:

Ciara Keenan, Communications Manager, Irish College of Ophthalmologists
01 402 2777 / 086 369 4427

Siobhan Kelly, CEO, Irish College of Ophthalmologists
01 402 2777 / 086 308 4445