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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 22, 2017

Freshers warning: here’s why drinking too much may damage your eyes

When people look back at their student days they will often say it was a bit of a blur, often a result of excessive drinking. The famous freshers week filled with freebies, cheap wine, and late nights not only damaged our livers, but may have well taken it’s toll on our eyesight. So, what does […]

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Bionic lens
September 15, 2017

Bionic Lens…you’ve never seen anything like it

We all crave 20/20 vision and envy those that have it, but is it a thing of the past as technology finds something even better with the Bionic Lens? A Canadian company called Ocumetics Technology Corporation are in the stages of clinically testing their Bionic Lens. The device replaces the natural human lens with a […]

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fly eye
September 08, 2017

Creepy crawlies surprise us with their super vision

It’s not our fly-swatting skills, insects vision is much better than we thought! Ever wondered why the flies stuck in your home seem to be so good at avoiding your deadly swatter or rolled up newspaper? For years, scientists have not been able to answer this question, believing that insects vision was pretty blurry, leaving them […]

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September 01, 2017

Long eyelashes…are they damaging our eyes?

Just like wearing lipstick, thick long eyelashes are a beauty trend that have stuck with us since we can remember.  Mascara wands are a staple item in make-up bags across the globe, helping us get the magic lashes we see in adverts.  But as we continue to find new ways to extend our lashes, have […]

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Pig
August 29, 2017

Are pigs helping us to restore our eyesight?

Recently, a 27 year-old man from Southern China successfully regained his eyesight after receiving transplantation surgery using a pig’s cornea. Although this surgery is not the first, it is one of a handful that have been carried out in the world, and is a huge breakthrough in the world of vision and Xenotransplantation (using animals […]

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August 18, 2017

How To View A Solar Eclipse Safely

The next solar eclipse happens this year on the 21st August but our view of the phenomenon won’t be as spectacular as the one the people in the US will enjoy; the moon will pass in front of the sun making it as dark as night-time for 2 minutes during the day. What is a […]

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L’Hemisfèric
August 11, 2017

Eye-Inspired Architecture: The L’Hemisfèric

The L’Hemisfèric is a spectacular building located in Valencia, Spain. Designed by Santiago Calatrava and opened in 1998, this unique piece of architecture is a Planetarium for viewing the night sky and a Laserium to showcase light displays, it also houses an IMAX Cinema. What makes this building unique? It’s shaped like an eye and […]

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August 10, 2017

Using supplements to maintain eye health

The eye is connected in more ways than one with the rest of the body. When a patient takes a form of medication or vitamin supplements for a systemic condition, ocular effects should be expected whether they are beneficial or risky to your eye health. Read the lists below for more natural approaches to maintaining […]

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August 04, 2017

Children’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month – Education and The Digital Age

As children across the UK skipped out of their school gates and into the glorious prospect of 6 weeks of fun and play, we guess that the state of their eye health was the last thing on their minds. But, as August kicked off this week so did Children’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month. […]

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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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