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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.

See our latest expert articles and news on vision, surgery and eye health.

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guide to eye health for beginners
June 02, 2018

Why exercise can improve your eyesight (and waist line)

We all know that exercise is good for our overall health, with physical activity helping to tone our muscles, trim our waistlines and help us focus. But did you know it also has benefits to our vision? Whilst there has not been a great deal of research on the effects regular exercise has on our […]

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ketogenic diet eyesight
May 25, 2018

The Keto diet can save your sight and make you healthier

The keto (short for Ketogenic) diet has recently been proven to save our eyesight as research from the Northeast Ohio Medical University, USA, had conducted a research experiment on mice to prove that it can help maintain vision in patients suffering from glaucoma. What is the Keto diet? The Keto diet, commonly known as the […]

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led street lights
May 17, 2018

LED street lights affect the eye health of drivers in the UK

New LED street lights are being installed across roads in Britain with authorities in London, Cheshire, Gloucestershire and Lancashire already spending millions of pounds on upgrades. However, with the ultimate goal of saving money and reducing emissions, has our eye health been considered? The Public Health England (PHE) have warned of the harmful impact these […]

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tinted contact lenses
May 11, 2018

New tinted contact lenses are set to transform your vision this summer

The US Food and Drug Association (FDA) have recently approved the first ever tinted contact lenses, which is expected to be introduced in early 2019. Created by UK business Johnson & Johnson Vision, this new eyewear has technology inside it that will make the lens darken automatically in reaction to light exposure. Whilst this is […]

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milia
May 04, 2018

Milia: What are those white bumps around our eyes?

Have you ever experienced small, hard white bumps under the surface of your skin and mistaken them for whiteheads? Chances are you probably have milia. Milia often occurs around your eyes, eyelids and cheeks and is commonly caused by the build up of dead skin cells (also known at keratin), which then become trapped near […]

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The history of eyesight correction
May 01, 2018

The history of eyesight correction

What do a 16th century Pope, Japanese military pilots and a founding father of the United States of America have in common? Not very much, you might think. But in fact, they were all involved in some way or another with the science of optics, and played key roles in the lengthy historical development of […]

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yellow eyes
April 27, 2018

Yellow eyes reveal a lot about your overall health, so don’t ignore it!

We’ve all heard that the eyes are the window to the soul, but did you know they provide a pretty good insight into the overall health of our bodies too. So what does it mean if we develop yellow eyes? The whites of our eyes are referred to as ‘white’ for a reason. This area […]

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7 Simple Eye Exercises to Help Your Eyes
April 25, 2018

7 Simple Eye Exercises to Help Your Eyes

Whether you’ve had laser eye surgery in the past or are just beginning to consider it, there’s always room for a little extra self-care when it comes to looking after your vision by performing eye exercises like the ones listed below.  It’s important to note that very few qualified eye care professionals have ever claimed […]

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Summer allergy
April 20, 2018

Hay fever: All you need to know about this summer allergy

Spring (and arguably summer) has officially sprung, with parts of the UK reaching a sizzling 28 degrees celsius this week. But as excited as many of us are about a warm few months of bike rides, picnics and BBQs, the season also brings something many unlucky individuals are all too familiar with. The dreaded summer […]

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man-looking-for-lost-glasses
April 17, 2018

10 Most Common Places People Lose Their Glasses

While there are many good reasons why people opt for laser eye surgery, some still choose to stick with a lifetime of corrective eyewear after weighing up the relative costs. Losing your glasses, however, has to be the most frustrating part of sticking with corrective eyewear. In fact, back in 2016 research by a UK name tag […]

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night vision
April 13, 2018

The reason why our ability to see at night goes back to evolution

The cavemen days were a long, long time ago, but human bodily behaviour in the 21st century is still proving to have qualities that originate back to this period. One of these aspects, is our night vision abilities. New research conducted by Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany, studied the brains of 14 males across six different […]

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eye health check-up
April 10, 2018

9 Important Signs You Need An Eye Check-up

Typically, optometrists and ophthalmologists recommend that most people go for an eye health check-up at least once every two years. The value of a regularly scheduled eye examination extends far beyond simply identifying a need for vision correction. In fact, periodic check-ups can also be useful in helping to diagnose other common medical conditions, both […]

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