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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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January 19, 2018

TV Shows of 2017: What takes the crown as most watched?

With blue Monday just a few days ago and many of us still in the throws of January blues, some of us may be looking back and reflecting on the year just gone. This time of year we see programmes crop up that look back at the highs and lows of 2017, and here at […]

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David Bowie
January 12, 2018

David Bowie : Through the eyes of this music icon

It has been two years this January since the music legend David Bowie passed away. Known for his iconic music and inspirational alter ego Ziggy Stardust, Bowie will always be considered as pushing the boundaries. His whole image embodied this and even his eyes were no different, as they were different colours right? Wrong! The […]

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January 05, 2018

A tea a day can keep the ophthalmologist away!

Us Brits are known for loving a good cup of tea.  In fact in just one day the UK consumes 165 million cups of the stuff!  But did you know this popular hot drink does more than taste good and warm up our insides?  A new study reveals tea drinkers are 74 per cent less […]

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Eye yoga
December 29, 2017

Eye yoga…top tips on improving vision and busting stress

We have all heard of yoga as a form of exercise to improve our health and mind, but did you know eye yoga can do wonders to our vision too? Eye yoga enables us to use our eyes to their fullest capability, something which does not occur in our day-to-day life. Whilst many of us […]

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common cold
December 22, 2017

Full of cold? Don’t forget your eyes are affected too!

With the downpour of snow this week, followed by the rising stress of getting everything sorted for Christmas, many of us may have become a little run down and as a result developed the annoying winter cold we all seem to get once a year. Whilst we think of the common cold mainly affecting our […]

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December 14, 2017

How much does each country spend on healthcare?

Across the world, healthcare systems are relied upon by millions of people.  Whilst we may not realise just how pivotal these systems are in our lives when we are feeling healthy, they are in fact critical in not only protecting us from illness but also treating us if we become unwell. With the global movement […]

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scallops
December 08, 2017

Scallops: Not just extraordinary in taste but in vision too

Most of us know scallops for being a tasty dish to order in a restaurant, and maybe some of us even know that they are originally in shells.  But these underwater clams are far more interesting than we may have thought, as their extraordinary eyesight continues to amaze scientists. Scallops: What do we know about […]

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cold eyes
December 01, 2017

Cold eyes? Here’s how to protect your eyes this winter

We are always reminded to protect our neck from the cold by wearing a scarf, or stop the heat leaving our head with a woolly hat, so why are we not taking the same type of precautions to protect us getting cold eyes this winter? Whilst the festivities have gotten into full swing today, the […]

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winter sights
November 24, 2017

Winter sights of the world according to Instagram

Winter sights of the world…are you close to one of the best views this Christmas? When we think of the winter season we think of good food, Christmassy walks, snowflakes and ok, fine… presents too. But the cold doesn’t seem to stop us from going on holiday in this period, as  3.5 million people in […]

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stress
November 17, 2017

Are you up to your eyes in it? Here’s how stress can impact your vision

Stress.  We all feel it sometimes right? But perhaps you can’t seem to escape it?  Whether it is at work, home or school, did you know anxiety can have an impact on your vision too? The Times have recently discussed the negative impact of taking multiple exams over a long period of time on students’ […]

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baby vision
November 10, 2017

Baby vision: The development of sight from birth

Baby vision! Have you ever looked at a baby and wondered what they are seeing, as they look around their new world with curiosity?  It turns out that babies ability to see is perhaps not as strong as you thought, with it taking up to two years for their vision to fully develop.  Just like […]

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firework night
November 03, 2017

Remember remember the 5th November, and to protect your eyesight of course

Now Halloween is out the way, we look to the coming weekend to celebrate Guy Fawkes night, commonly known as bonfire or firework night. With shops stocked up full of firecrackers and fountains, it’s easy to forget about the precautions we need to take to protect our vision. Fireworks are a spectacular show, and whilst […]

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