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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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September 30, 2016

Eye problems associated with high myopia

Do you suffer with blurred vision? Nearsightedness, otherwise known as Myopia, comes in all degrees, from minimal to extreme. The more myopic you are, the more blurred your distance vision is. Myopia develops in eyes that focus images in front of the retina instead of on the retina, which results in a blurred vision. This […]

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September 30, 2016

What are eye floaters & are they a concern?

Most of us have seen strange shapes floating in our vision from time to time and those tiny spots, specks and flecks that drift aimlessly around our field of vision are otherwise known as floaters. What are floaters? Floaters are caused by small piece of debris that float in the vitreous humour of the eye. […]

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September 23, 2016

Revealed: common causes of eye twitches

Eye twitching is pretty common. A twitch usually occurs in the upper lid, but it can occur in both the upper and lower lids. For most people, eye twitches are harmless and will just come and go, but for others, eye twitches can last for weeks or even months and that’s when an eye twitch […]

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September 23, 2016

Why myopia progression is a concern worldwide

As one of the most common eye disorders across the world, there has been an alarming increase in myopia over the years, with the condition starting at younger ages than ever before. To put this into perspective, the prevalence of myopia is about 30-40 percent among adults in Europe and the United States, and up […]

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September 16, 2016

Is your child at risk of myopia?

Many children aren’t aware they have a vision problem and will generally try to adapt, without knowing they could see better – as a parent, you’re the best person to help find the signs. Myopia, or short-sightedness, is a very common eye condition in children that causes distant objects to appear blurred, while close objects […]

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August 30, 2016

How to spot potential sight issues in Children

Most children won’t have any idea that they have a vision problem, so it’s up to us to be vigilant when it comes to noticing signs of potential trouble.

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August 25, 2016

When should a child first go to an eye doctor/ optician?

Getting your child’s eyes checked regularly is essential for spotting issues that are treatable when caught early. Good vision is really important to children as so much of what they learn is taken in through their eyes, and their vision helps them find out about the world around them.

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August 22, 2016

5 Top Eye Patching Tips for Parents

As part of children’s eye health and safety month, we want to provide some helpful tips for parents about patching their child’s eye for certain eye conditions.

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August 19, 2016

Eye Allergies to look out for in Children

Children who suffer from allergies will often have symptoms such as sneezing, sniffling and nasal congestion - but if you find that their eyes are red, itchy, and swollen, there’s a good chance they might be suffering from an eye allergy too.

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August 17, 2016

Warning Signs of Vision Loss in Children

It’s Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month (August) and the World Health Organisation has found that 19 million children in the world are visually impaired. Of this amount, 12 million are visually impaired due to refractive errors which can be easily diagnosed and corrected through a routine eye examination. When it comes to children’s sight, early […]

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August 05, 2016

15 Foods That Can Improve Your Eye Health

Did you know eating certain foods can actually improve your eyesight, slow down aging of your eyes and keep your eyes in good health?

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August 05, 2016

5 Of The Most Common Eye Infections And How To Avoid Getting Them

You use them from the moment you wake up to the moment you go to bed but are you really giving your eyes the attention they deserve?

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