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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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contact lens problems
February 04, 2016

Contact lens problems and how to fix them

Serious problems with contact lenses are thankfully rare. However they can crop up when the recommended hygiene procedures aren’t adhered to, or when contact lenses are not ordered through a registered optician.

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refractive lens exchange cost
February 04, 2016

Refractive lens exchange cost

The typical Refractive Lens Exchange cost is £5400 for complete treatment to both eyes, using a standard monofocal lens. This includes your FREE initial consultation and all post surgery appointments and eye drops. If you are found suitable at your initial assessment, a second consultation with your treating surgeon will be arranged and costs £100.

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pros and cons of laser eye surgery
January 28, 2016

Pros and cons of laser eye surgery

Pros and cons of laser eye surgery Despite the procedure being more than 25 years old, laser eye surgery is still regarded as a relatively new operation. The pros and cons of laser eye surgery can help a prospective patient decide if vision correction is right for them. Benefits and risks of vision correction It […]

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cataract surgery recovery
January 27, 2016

Cataract surgery recovery

Cataract surgery recovery Cataract surgery is the most common surgical procedure in the developed world. Recovery from a modern cataract operation is quick and typically uncomplicated due to the minimally invasive keyhole approach. No sutures are required and the procedure is performed as a day case without needing to stay in hospital. Who needs cataract […]

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cataract surgery advances
January 26, 2016

Cataract surgery advances

Cataract surgery advances – The history of cataract surgery Cataract is the leading cause of blindness in the world, which unsurprisingly, makes cataract surgery one of the most frequently performed surgeries in the world. the first recorded cataract surgery took place in 600 B.C. by Susruta of India The technique used to cure cataract was […]

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How does lasik work
January 18, 2016

How does laser eye surgery work?

How does laser eye surgery work? To answer the question ‘How does laser eye surgery work?’ we’ll need to cover a few different topics: Overview Understanding the anatomy of the cornea How does the laser reshape the cornea permanently? Changing the corneal shape to correct vision How does LASIK work? How does PRK / LASEK work? […]

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Should I have laser eye surgery
January 07, 2016

Should I have laser eye surgery?

Ever ask yourself 'Should I have laser eye surgery?' Here's some quick facts about how Focus Clinic's laser eye surgery can change your life!

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laser eye surgery consultation
September 29, 2015

What tests are needed before laser eye surgery?

What tests are needed before laser eye surgery? You will have a comprehensive set of scans and tests at Focus Clinic before you meet your specialist. These test give a wealth of data on your eyes and vision and help ensure you are a safe candidate to have vision correction. Corneal shape Both the outside and […]

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September 29, 2015

How to choose a laser eye surgeon

How to choose a laser eye surgeon – What should people consider when choosing a surgeon, what should they ask him/her about their qualifications etc? What should they be looking for? An important question is actually one many people don’t think of – how many other patients will have treatment with that surgeon on the […]

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Should I choose blade-free laser eye surgery?
September 29, 2015

Does LASIK wear off?

Does LASIK wear off? What do we know about long-term effects of LASIK? It’s been around 25 years – is that really enough time to discern long-term effects? Yes, it would appear so. There are rare changes that have been observed up to 2 years after treatment (and which are treatable), otherwise we haven’t seen any other effects, […]

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how much does laser eye surgery cost
September 21, 2015

Age 31 to 40 and driving glasses

Those in their 30s who need glasses for short-sight, with or without astigmatism, are the largest group seeking laser eye surgery. They usually wear glasses or contact lenses throughout the day, or sometimes just for driving and watching TV or a film if the myopia is mild. Most short-sighted and astigmatic prescriptions are stable by the age […]

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September 21, 2015

Age 18-30 and reading glasses

The most common reason for vision issues for 18-30s, who need glasses for reading (and who may wear glasses full time) is: hyperopia, also known as long-sight / longsighted You may also have astigmatism, either alone or combined with long-sight Treating long-sight for those in their 20s is possible and can make a big difference to […]

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