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THE PRICE OF SIGHT: Is Laser Eye Surgery worth the cost?

Find out how much a routine laser eye surgery cost is in comparison to using disposable soft contact lenses & glasses in our comparative cost analysis info graphic.

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20 Fascinating Eye Facts

Ever wondered how much brain power it takes to see? Did you know that men are able to read fine print better than women can? Here are 20 fascinating, funny and weird facts about the eye…

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Get Ready for Summer Laser Eye Surgery Sale 2014

FOCUS SALE

THIS OFFER HAS ENDED – look out for future offers on our website

Summer’s just around the corner, and there’s never been a better time to lose those glasses.

FOCUS Eye Centre has reduced the price of PRK Laser Surgery and LASIK Surgery till the end of September.

  • No out of pocket fees for assessments
  • Surface Laser (PRK) Surgery reduced by $500 per eye
  • LASIK Surgery reduced by $400 per eye
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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Laser Eye Surgery

Huffington Post recently published the article “Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Laser Eye Surgery” on the 11th of June 2014.

Extract from Article:

If you’ve just about had it with the glasses and contact lenses, perhaps you’re considering laser eye surgery to correct your vision. But what does the procedure really entail? What are the risks? And will you have guaranteed perfect vision afterward?

We asked Dr. Sonia Yoo, M.D., professor of ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Health System, and Dr. James Salz, M.D., a Los-Angeles based refractive and cataract surgeon and clinical spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, to answer the questions we’ve always wondered about getting corrective vision surgery — specifically, LASIK, which is undergone by about 700,000 Americans a year.

 

 

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Can using your cell phone in the dark cause blindness ?

Can cell phones cause blindness ???

In an article published last week by the Daily Mail Australia, a Chinese man needed an emergency operation after spending hours texting his girlfriend in the dark.

Extract from article:

Could using your phone at night cause blindness?

  • 26-year-old was diagnosed with the rare condition “Retinal Detachment”
  • This can cause blindness if it is not treated promptly
  • Scientists say cases are rising in young people – it usually affects those aged between 50 and 75 – and could be linked to excessive phone use

 

 

Dr Richard Smith presents at ESCRS 2014

European Society of  Cataract and Refractive Surgery Winter Meeting – Ljubljana, Slovenia 2014

Presentation: “Results of Astigmatism Correction with Alcon Acrysof T2 IOL”

Authors: Dr Richard Smith (presenter), Dr Margaret Kearns (co-author)

Abstract: This study indicated that accurate correction of astigmatism is possible down to +/- 0.5 Dioptre. This is an important element in achieving better vision from cataract surgery.

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Dr Smith and Dr Kearns present papers at the AUSCRS National Conference

Dr Smith and Dr Kearns are are presenting papers for the AUSCRS (Australian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons) Annual Conference.  The 2013 annual AUSCRS conference is a vital focal point for the Society and has become a regular on the calendars of Australian and New Zealand ophthalmic practices.  The meeting provides an opportunity to source up-to-date information on scientific developments within the field of cataract and refractive surgery, as well as the many diverse areas which affect ophthalmic practices.

Papers presented:

Experience with Rayner IOLs –  3rd July 2013
Richard Smith

Bioptic correction of regular and irregular astigmatism – 5th July 2013
Margaret Kearns

LINK: 2013 NQSHS Standards accreditation granted

The Directors and staff at Focus Eye Centre are committed to providing care consistent with the NQSHS standards.

In May 2013 Focus Eye Centre was granted ongoing Accreditation having implemented the first 3 NSQHS Standards, Governance, Partnering with Consumers and Preventing and Controlling Healthcare Associated Infections.

Focus Eye Centre will undergo an organisation wide audit of the 10 Standards in May 2014. As part of our Quality Program we undertake activities to demonstrate and monitor quality outcomes identified to improve Safety and Quality in Healthcare.

LINK: 2013 NQSHS Standards accreditation granted.

LINK: 2012 NQSHS Standards accreditation granted

The Directors and staff at Focus Eye Centre are committed to providing care consistent with the NQSHS standards.

In 2012 Focus Eye Centre was granted Accreditation. As part of our Quality Program we undertake activities to demonstrate and monitor quality outcomes identified to improve Safety and Quality in Healthcare.

LINK: 2012 NQSHS Standards accreditation granted.

Focus Team member wins Randwick Council Business Excellence Award

Focus Team member Sally Turner wins Randwick City Council Business Excellence Award for “Health” category. An impressive achievement made even more outstanding given that there were nearly 11,000 nominations across the municipality,  shortlisted to 149 candidates over 29 categories.