Focus is a state-of-the-art laser eye surgery clinic with outstanding vision results. Located in the heart of London’s Harley Street medical enclave it is a centre dedicated to being the best. It’s remarkable results speak for themselves. Focus specialises not only in short- and long-sight corrective surgery but also blended vision which is a treatment for those needing reading glasses, a treatment pioneered in the UK by Mr Allamby at Focus.
James, a doctor, discusses his laser eye surgery at Focus
Boasting 3,000 square feet the clinic is set across three of the large and stylish houses in Wimpole Street next to Harley Street. In contrast to the original 1900′s properties in the area, the clinic is bright, modern and welcoming with a large reception area, advanced audio-visual presentation facilities, six consulting rooms and a relaxation room for patients to rest in after their treatment. Whilst you wait for your consultation or treatment you can help yourself to freshly ground espresso coffee or refreshments, and we offer complimentary WiFi in our lounge area.
Focus uses the WaveLight Allegretto Eye-Q as well as the Swiss-made Ziemer LDV femtosecond laser, which are the only lasers approved by Focus for use on our patients. Advanced features and performance made these systems a clear choice for Focus, with its commitment to achieving 100% 20/20 or better vision for every patient.
In order to satisfy our goal of a 100% success rate, numerous factors have to come together. The laser technology used at Focus is big part of that. Unlike several clinics, Focus and its surgeons have chosen to not be paid consultants to laser system manufacturers. As such we are free to choose the laser combination that we consider will give the best results, rather than use the manufacturers’ own laser systems. As such, we chose different companies to supply the excimer and femtosecond lasers used in the Z-LASIK procedure.
The combination of the Swiss Ziemer LDV and the German WaveLight Allegretto Eye-Q – together with a refined LASIK surgical technique pioneered at Focus – means we have exceeded our expectation for visual outcomes for our patients, where our goal is a 100% 20/20 success rate for correcting short-sight, which is the most common visual problem by far in the 20-45 age group.
Location and History
Today there are over 3,000 medical and surgical consultants working in the Wimpole Street and Harley Street area and the private clinics are modern, comfortable and welcoming; a far cry from the original days when Harley Street doctors arranged their own appointments and dealt with correspondence by letter in candle light and resided in the house itself.
It was during the 1860s that doctors began moving into Harley Street and Wimpole Street choosing the area because of the quality housing, the central location as well as the accessibility to major train stations such as Kings Cross, St Pancreas and Marylebone. As more and more doctors moved to the area they invited colleagues to work with them from their prestigious homes and the area began to thrive as a medical centre.
This trend was given extra impetus when the Medical Society of London moved to Chandos Street in 1872 and the Royal Society of Medicine to Wimpole Street in 1912. Since then the numbers of doctors, hospitals and medical organisations in and around Harley Street has spiraled – from a total of about 20 in 1860 the number of doctors grew to 80 by 1900 and to almost 200 by 1914. By the time the National Health Service was established there were 1500 and contrary to expectation this figure has never fallen, in recent years actually increasing if dentists are included!
Blue Plaques on Wimpole Street
English Heritage celebrates great figures of the past and the buildings they inhabited with Blue plaques.
36 Wimpole Street, W1 – Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer (1841-1917), Colonial Administrator, lived and died here.
57 Wimpole Street, W1 – Paul McCartney lived at The Asher’s House between 1964 and 1966. His room was on the top floor, overlooking Browning Mews. Peter Asher’s room was next door, overlooking Wimpole Street. Dr Asher’s surgery was on the ground floor. The music room where McCartney worked on his songs, both alone and with John Lennon, was in the basement.
50 Wimpole Street, W1 – Poet and essayist Elizabeth Barrett Browning lived at number 50.
Focus is located very near to Harley Street, New Cavendish Street, Great Portland Street, Bond Street and Devonshire Place. Nearby tube stations include Oxford Circus, Regents Park, Goodge Street, Bond Street, Great Portland Street and Baker Street.
Post codes in the surrounding area are: W1A, W1B, W1C, W1D, W1E, W1F, W1G, W1H, W1J, W1K, W1S, W1T, W1U, W1W, W2, W3, W4, W5, W6, W7, W8, W10, W11, W12, W13 and W14.
Focus is about a ten minute walk from Oxford Street Tube station. Our address is 20 – 22 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 8GQ. There is parking (Pay by Phone) on the street which is limited but you are likely to find a spot during the day. If you need help with any transport please do call us.
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