Why Choose Us?
Our surgeons Mr. David Allamby, Mr. Ali Mearza and Mr. Allon Barsam have produced results that are second to none. 100% of Focus patients see 20/20 after Z-LASIK laser eye surgery for typical short-sighted prescriptions (up to -6.00 and up to 2.00 dioptres of astigmatism).
Our results have exceeded even our own expectations. At Focus, 97% of our typically short-sighted patients see beyond 20/20 vision (many people aren’t aware that the eye is capable of better than 20/20). If a clinic that accepts less than 100% isn’t an option for you and your eyes, the choice becomes easy – Focus. (What is 20/20 vision?)
Results from laser eye surgery are the final outcome of all that a clinic does. It incorporates patient selection and deciding who is suitable and who should avoid having treatment, preparing the patients’ eyes before correction if necessary, e.g. treating dryness, performing world-class surgery, and following up with comprehensive and personal aftercare. It takes all of these elements to achieve 100% 20/20 for all common short-sighted prescriptions.
2 Our Surgeons
While leading technology is essential, it is the surgeon that will make the critical difference to your vision result.
Mr David Allamby and Mr Ali Mearza, surgeons at Focus
When visiting FOCUS you’ll have treatment with one of our three surgeons – Mr David Allamby, Mr Ali Mearza, or Mr Allon Barsam. All are experts in the field of ophthalmology with Mr Mearza and Mr Allon Barsam being NHS Consultants and also working abroad for various charities. Mr David Allamby is our founder and has pioneered the treatment of ‘presbyopia’ (reading vision correction) with Blended Vision (see below).
World-class LASIK is like winning at Formula 1. You need two things together – a world-beating driver, of course, but one who also sits inside the most technologically advanced car available. Most patients assume it’s all down to the lasers, but this is not the case – it’s the surgeon and surgical technique that separates good from great.
At FOCUS we keep it very simple – we select only what we consider will allow us to maintain our target of 100% 20/20, and increase the percentage who can see with ‘supervision’ (even sharper than 20/20).
Laser eye surgery technology has evolved at a rapid pace during the past ten years. If you’re researching online before deciding where to have treatment you might come across a bewildering number of lasers, scanners and other equipment used at various clinics.
We use tried and tested German and Swiss technology to achieve remarkable results for our patients with our strict requirements for precision and safety. Our Femtosecond laser is the Ziemer LDV Crystal Line and our WaveLight Allegretto Eye-Q 400Hz is the German made refractive laser that corrects vision. The WaveLight laser was the ONLY laser in FDA clinical trials that actually reduced wavefront optical aberrations – no other laser has achieved this.
We’ve invested a tremendous amount of time and resources into advanced technology for our procedures, plus pioneering a more advanced Z-LASIK surgical technique for even better results. Our attention to detail and care has meant that this technology, matched to our surgeons’ expertise, produces outstanding laser eye surgery results. (Learn more about 20/20 vision)
4 We’re not a chain
People often say that this is one of the biggest factors involved in their decision to come for laser eye surgery at FOCUS.
We have only one clinic in central London and as such all our medical director’s efforts are concentrated on making it the very best in terms of safety, patient care and results.
Being a single clinic means that the team know each other very well, we know our patients very well and that you will see the same people throughout – from your consultation through to treatment and beyond. There is no head office to report sales to. Being a pure clinical centre enables us to spend more time with our patients, be more focussed always strive to give the highest level of care.
5 Blended Vision for reading glasses
We were the first British clinic to perform Blended Vision when Mr Allamby introduced this technique in January 2003, and which he has carried out for longer than any other UK surgeon. Focus has been recognised as a European centre of excellence for presbyopia correction.
People mostly associate laser eye surgery with correcting short sight. However we’ve been at the forefront of correcting reading vision for many years. If you need glasses or lenses to read menus, your mobile phone or a newspaper then our groundbreaking Z-LASIK Blended Vision treatment could change your life.
Using advanced ‘small bubble technology’ (SBT) and advanced optics, the procedure takes just minutes but the benefits can last for a lifetime. Blended Vision can enable you to read once again without glasses and is a treatment that patients find truly liberating.
We have been very fortunate to treat a number of high profile celebrities such as Denise Van Outen, Mary Portas, Jodie Kidd, Sue Barker, Radio DJ Johnnie Walker, actor Matthew Macfadyen, actor Jenna Coleman, Paul Ross and Rick Wakeman as well as Capital FM DJ Roberto and radio DJ Toby Anstis recently.
All of these people have decided through word of mouth referrals that FOCUS was the best place to have laser eye surgery and they have been very happy with the results and care FOCUS offers. It’s worth noting that we treat everyone who comes to Focus as a VIP! Everyone who visits FOCUS receives the same high level of care, understanding and individual attention.
7 What People Say About Us
For many it really IS a life changing experience and we do our best to document people’s reactions and thoughts on our website.
We care about our patients and what they think of us. Everyday we try to do better and pay attention to any comments on our customer satisfaction surveys. Our hard work pays off and we hope that all of our patients are over the moon with their ‘new eyes’.
Often it’s what other people say that will convince you to go ahead with surgery and that’s why most of our patients come to us from word of mouth referrals.
8 Our People
At FOCUS we’re like a family, with surgeons David, Ali and Allon and a close knit team of professionals, who will guide you through your laser eye surgery journey.
During your visits to our clinic you’ll get to know us by name and see familiar faces at every visit. From our receptionist, to our admin staff and surgeons we will always make you feel at home. Being a close team means that there is a constant amount of communication between us on all aspects of the clinic and this helps in many areas, not least in patient care and safety. We regularly have meetings to discuss cases, how we can improve and sometimes we even go bowling together!
We provide a comprehensive aftercare package so you will always feel taken care of and not simply discharged after your surgery.
We have found over the years that people do want total reassurance after laser eye surgery and we are always on hand to help. When you have Z-LASIK distance vision correction at FOCUS we promise to take care of you for life, for free. (There are terms and conditions so please do call us on 0207 307 8250 for more information.)
10 Change / You
This year you could change your life by having laser eye surgery. Only you can decide that. We believe that by coming to Focus for treatment you are in the best possible hands for laser eye surgery.
Not only can we provide great results and safety but we’ll also look after you as an individual. You’re not simply ‘another treatment’ but an individual with specific needs, wishes and expectations, your own prescription, a unique corneal and eye anatomy plus a multitude of other factors.
By coming to FOCUS we ensure that you are the most important aspect of your surgery.
Not all hard work! Ritu our Optometrist at one of our staff quiz evenings
If you would like to discuss anything you’ve read on our website or just have any questions about laser eye surgery in general then please do call us on 0207 3078 250. Or you might like to just book a free consultation – there’s no obligation on your part but you’ll get to meet the team and gain a little more insight into our clinic. You can book here online and we’ll take care of the rest – we look forward to seeing you!
Please contact us if you would like to find out more or why not book your consultation right now online?