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.
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 […]Learn more
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 […]Learn more
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, […]Learn more
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 […]Learn more
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 […]Learn more
Age 18 to 30 with driving glasses
The most common reason for those aged 18-30 who need glasses for driving and other distance vision problems, or who wear glasses full time is: Myopia, also known as short-sight You may also have astigmatism, either alone or combined with short-sight The key issue for short-sighted patients or those with some degree of astigmatism in […]Learn more
How to accentuate your eye colour after laser eye surgery
People choose to have laser eye surgery for a variety of different reasons. To avoid the hassle of glasses and contact lenses, to gain freedom to fully enjoy sporting pursuits or to simply gain a confidence boost. Whatever your motivation, you will probably find that you will be showing off your beautiful eyes for the […]Learn more
A New Type of Eye is Discovered
A new type of eye has been discovered in a fish that dwells in the deepest parts of the ocean around Australia and New Zealand. The Glasshead Barreleye Fish lives in almost complete darkness, and therefore has to maximise the little light that can be detected. The fish appears to have 2 sets of eyes, […]Learn more
Smart phones become eye-phones
Researchers at Stanford University have developed two adaptors for smartphones that will allow the phones to take high quality images of both the front and the back of the eye. Currently these pictures need to be taken by a camera that is attached to a slit lamp. The slit lamp is a very expensive piece […]Learn more
Why is there a burning smell during laser eye surgery?
Why is there a ‘burning’ smell during laser eye surgery? When considering laser eye surgery you will likely have done lots of internet research or discussed with friends that have already had the treatment. You may also have read comments such as “I could smell burning during the treatment!”. No wonder many people are put […]Learn more
Focus First CET Evening A Success!
All dispensing opticians and optometrists need to make sure that they are kept up to date with the latest skills, knowledge and new theories in order to improve their practice and skills, and to provide the right advice to their patients. They do this by undertaking Continuing Education and Training (CET). CET training can take […]Learn more
New eye layer linked to glaucoma
Last July we reported on a very exciting discovery of a new human body part! It was an extra layer in the eye, called Dua’s layer, named after its discoverer Dr Harminder Dua. The finding of the new layer, was expected to hold the key to many eye diseases, why they occurred, and more importantly, […]Learn more