Rick Wakeman came to Focus Clinic several years ago. He had heard of Mr David Allamby’s pioneering Blended Vision treatment and this has enabled him to enjoy great eyesight without glasses for many years.
Rick’s isn’t grumpy anymore!
Rick was a very relaxed patient, very excited to get his eyes fixed. In common with over 20 million Britons, Rick needed glasses every time he wanted to read, such as the newspaper, an email or text message.
After having Blended Vision surgery at Focus, a technique pioneered in the UK by our founder and medical director Dr. David Allamby, Rick no longer needs glasses for anything; he has 20/20 vision for both distance and near.
Do you find it hard to read menus in restaurants without putting on your reading glasses? Or how about the hassle of not being able to read your text messages quickly when you’re out and about?
Treatment is now available for those who need glasses for reading. If you have always had good vision and now find yourself over 40 and needing reading glasses for close distances, or if you have been wearing glasses for distance vision, and now find you are losing your close up vision; you may be developing presbyopia. This is an unavoidable condition where the eye’s ability to focus on near objects diminishes as we get a little older.
About Rick Wakeman
Rick Wakeman shot to fame with iconic progressive rock group ‘Yes’. He then pursued a successful solo career with one of his albums turning gold in 1975. His television career began in the 1980s and he has become well known as a contributor to the BBC 2 show, ‘Grumpy Old Men’. Nowadays he continues to be active both musically and on our screens.
‘I got to the stage where I had to get rid of my glasses'
About Blended Vision at Focus Clinic
Dr. David Allamby, our chief surgeon, pioneereed the treatment of age-related loss of reading vision with the UK’s first Blended Vision treatment in 2003. He has always been at the forefront of the technology used to treat presbyopia, and has a wealth of experience to draw from when discussing the vision correction.
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