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Focus surgeons are experts in their field and frequently seen in national media, including on television, radio and the press. We are often promoting issues of eye health, or being asked to comment on key topics.

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July 21, 2017

The Best of English Views

Here at Focus Clinics, we have collaborated with photographers from all over England to put together a photographic journal that showcases the Best of English Views today; in focus. From Yorkshire to Essex, and Norfolk to Cornwall, we asked each of the photographers to contribute an image of the landscape from their county that they […]

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The Future of Healthcare
July 14, 2017

The Future of Healthcare

Have you ever wondered what stepping into a hospital in the future will be like? You’ve watched the Sci-Fi movies that marvel of the future, speculated for yourself about the possibilities and found yourself wondering ‘what the future will be like?’. Patients of the future have a lot of exciting changes and developments to look […]

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July 07, 2017

A CET Evening With Us at Focus Clinics

Here at Focus Clinics, we are proud to announce that we will be hosting a CET Evening, on Thursday the 27th of July, at our clinic in Central London. We are passionate about the optometrist and ophthalmology community across the whole of the UK. We are the most trusted laser eye clinic in the UK […]

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June 27, 2017

Allergic eye disease and hay fever

Do you suffer (and that’s the right word!) with hay fever? Do you want to know more about what is going on, who’s the culprit affecting 90% of all those plagued by this seasonal nightmare and, more importantly, how you can gain some relief? Yes, it’s that time of year when pollen allergies get us […]

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June 23, 2017

Eyes are a Focus at Glorious Glastonbury

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is encouraging music lovers to make sure they take care of their eye health and remember to book eye tests by putting their vision to the test. RNIB is the official health charity partner for this year’s iconic Glastonbury Festival, here at Focus we fully support the […]

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Eye checks
June 16, 2017

Why Glaucoma Awareness Week is important

This week has been #GlaucomaAwarenessWeek which runs annually from June 12th-18th. Known as the silent thief of vision, Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness – in many cases, up to 40% of sight is permanently lost before the symptoms are spotted. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is an eye condition in which the main nerve […]

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Comparing Surgery Times
June 02, 2017

Comparing Surgery Times: Laser Eye Surgery vs Other Surgeries

The idea of any surgery, no matter how big or small, can be daunting. Laser eye surgery may seem like a scary option, your eyes are precious, but in reality, the procedure time is a lot shorter than people think. The duration of a surgery of any kind can not be predicted 100% accurately. Like […]

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Do you take your glasses off before taking a selfie?
May 30, 2017

Do you take your glasses off before taking a selfie?

Recent Focus Clinic research reveals that over half of all specs-wearing women refuse to pose for a ‘selfie’ until they’ve taken off their glasses first.  The recent research suggests there’s still a negative stigma attached to wearing spectacles. Despite the fact that around 69 percent of all Brits wear corrective eyewear, many appear to want […]

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What are the Chances of an Infection After Laser
May 26, 2017

What are the Chances of an Infection After Laser Eye Surgery?

In a study released by the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (JCRS) the risk of infectious keratitis in the eyes after laser vision correction was analysed. Have you ever wondered what the likelihood of an infection is after laser vision correction? What is microbial keratitis? The condition is caused when the cornea, the clear, […]

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5 Random Facts About Your Eyes
May 19, 2017

5 Random Facts About Your Eyes

Your eyes are one of the most fascinating and developed organs in your entire body. It takes half of your brain to control and process your vision and 80% of your memories are a result of what you have seen using them. We’ve put together some of our favourite fun facts about your eyes. 1) You […]

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ferdinand monoyer google doodle
May 12, 2017

The Google Doodle Created in Honour of Ferdinand Monoyer

Earlier this week on the 9th May an animated Google Doodle was created in honour of Ferdinand Monoyer’s 181st birthday. The doodle features a pair of eyes on the left, which form the ‘O’s in the word Google, alongside an eye chart on the right. As the eyes squint, the letters on the right become […]

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May 05, 2017

Healthy Vision Month: Can you spot the sun-seeker not wearing any sunglasses?

The summer months are slowly but surely on their way, so what better way to encourage sun-seekers to protect their vision than with a brainteaser with an eye-testing twist? With the sun fighting to get through the clouds, we’ve come up with this eye-boggling brain teaser that asks challengers to spot the sun-seeker that isn’t […]

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