- the SMILE procedure for correction of myopia and astigmatism
- “no-touch” PRK correction for a wide range of myopia, astigmatism and hyperopia
- Works in tandem with our Schwind Amaris Excimer laser to provide even more accurate LASIK
This Tuesday the 21st of October, FOCUS hosted “OPHTHALMOLOGY UPDATE” an optometry CPD points evening at our award winning Kingsford practice.
It was a great night, with all of FOCUS’ ophthalmologists giving useful and informative talks.
“Just a short note to say “thank you” to everyone that made Tuesday night such a success. The hospitality was marvellous, the speeches updated us on current topics and overall the night was great. It was a fun night and it was good to catch up and tour the centre. Thank Dr Smith and Dr Kearns for their Hospitality”
Regards, Helen Lianos
If you are an Ophthalmologist, GP or Specialist and want to be added to our database for optometry CPD points event information please contact Ana Alexandratos:
Over the coming weeks we will feature each presentation topic on our website, these topics include:
What’s New at FOCUS …
by Sally Turner, Orthoptist & Quality Manager
Cataract Surgery Pros And Cons Phaco V’s Femto | Monofocal V’s Multifocal
by Dr Richard Smith
Overview of headaches … An approach to managing headaches as a presenting symptom in Ophthalmic patients
by Dr Paula Berdoukas
FOCUS on refractive surgery for 50 & 60 year olds… what is it about and what is it for?
by Dr Margaret Kearns
FOCUS on the 3 “C’s”… Cornea , Cross – Linking and Chalazia
by Dr Con Petsoglou
Day Surgery … What your patient experiences at our centrefrom Admission to Discharge
by Sr Jenny Keller & Ana Alexandratos
FOCUS Eye Centre features in a recent promotional videos the UTS Graduate school of Health produced. The videos are used to introduce Orthoptics career prospects to future students.
Keep good vision in your sights by eating the right foods, says nutritionist Nicole Senior.
Seeing an optometrist is recommended if you feel your vision changing. Correcting vision problems with glasses or contact lenses may be all you need. However, as we age, more serious conditions can threaten eyesight. You can increase your chances of maintaining good vision with a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Did you know?
- Egg yolks are one of the best sources of lutein – an important antioxidant for eyes. They also contain zeaxanthin.
- Blueberries contain phytochemicals thought to regenerate rhodopsin in the eye, which helps night vision.
- An average-sized orange or baked potato provides your recommended daily amount of vitamin C – one of the eye-friendly antioxidants.
Eating for healthy eyes
Golden/green fruit and vegetables (for lutein and zeaxanthin) Kale, spinach, baby spinach, broccoli, corn, capsicum, peas, dark lettuce, zucchini, brussel sprouts, green beans, asparagus, kiwifruit, persimmon and mandarin.
Orange/dark green fruit and vegetables (for beta carotene) Carrot, sweet potato, pumpkin, corn, butternut squash, yellow tomatoes, yellow and red capsicum, oranges, rockmelon, mangoes, pink grapefruit, peaches, apricots, spinach, baby spinach, silverbeet, basil and kale.
Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, published cover story – “Advances in imaging technologies improve screening, detection of diabetic eye disease” on August 25, 2014.
An extract from the story reads…
FOCUS Eye Centre features in the Sep-Nov 2014, ISSUE 58 of Indesign Magazine
“There is more than meets the eye in this intriguing development for a Sydney eye clinic.
For what might be expected to be a straight forward functional facility, this eye centre in Sydney has an intriguing mix of narratives – and they all come together in a beautifully resolved piece of design which optimises the operational efficiency and minimises the anxieties of the patients…”
Read article here – In Design “Perfect Vision”
Computer/TV eyestrain has less to do with screens and more to do with the way you use them. Most of us forget to blink and take breaks as often as we should, so all that time spent staring at the screen can make eyes tired and dry. But it won’t damage your eyes.
Is gaming bad for eyes ? – in CTVNews article published on August 13, 2014 “Gaming isn’t all bad…” it is stated that in some cases gaming can improve your eye sight.
Whist warming your cockles by the fire this winter, spare a thought for your eyes. Mostly our time is spent thinking about how best to keep warm in the winter months and we can forget to care for our eyes. The following are a few eye care tips for winter – to keep your peepers healthy.
If you are experiencing any eye discomfort this winter please contact your eye specialist to make an appointment.
Directors, Dr Richard Smith and Dr Margaret Kearns are highly experienced ophthalmic surgeons who commenced practice in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs 32 years ago. These respected specialists were integral to the development of laser refractive surgery in Australia 20 years ago. In creating their practice they put together the best team of Orthoptists, Registered Nurses and administrative personnel, to ensure the very best quality of care for their patients.
In 2013, their practice (known as the Sydney Eye Specialist Centre) underwent a huge transformation updating it’s premises, facilities and technology. The Directors felt that they needed a new brand that reflected their newly modernised centres as well as their values and outlook. They re-branded to become FOCUS Eye Centre with their team of Doctors and Staff, who all remain committed to maintaining the same quality of care they always have.
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.
Phone: 02 9663 3927
2 Middle Street
Kingsford NSW 2032
8 Cooper Street
Double Bay NSW 2028