Profound experience and leading technology

FOCUS EYE CENTRE was established in 1985 and is a most trusted community facility.

Owned and operated by Australian qualified and overseas experienced ophthalmologists.

Offering state of the art facilities and beautiful premises.

Our experience

Highly experienced ophthalmic surgeons

Focus Directors, Dr Richard Smith and Dr Margaret Kearns 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.

“The decision to have eye surgery depends on finding people you can trust. You need to feel assured that they are properly qualified and highly experienced. Moreover you hope to find people  who will be highly communicative and totally honest. We aspire to these ideals.”

Dr Richard SmithFOCUS Owner/Director

Assessment, Diagnosis & Treatment


A cataract is clouding of the crystalline lens of the eye. This in turn affects vision.
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Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes and a cause of blindness worldwide.
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Glaucoma is an eye disease which can damage the optic nerve.
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Keratoconus is a thinning of the central zone of the cornea, the front surface of the eye.
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Macular Degeneration

The macula is a small central area of the retina. The macula is specialised for high acuity vision.
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A pterygium is a triangular shaped growth that covers the white part of the eye.
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Ptosis is a drooping of the upper eyelid. The lid may droop only slightly, or it may cover the pupil entirely.
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Refractive Error

If your eye is out of focus it could be due to refractive error. This occurs when light rays do not properly focus on the retina.
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Our centre’s experience is focused on three core areas;

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Our Doctors

As one of Australia’s most trusted eye specialist centres you can expect the most experienced LASIK surgeons at FOCUS.

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Our Premises

At Focus we think that you deserve to have your procedure in the utmost comfort and relaxation, that’s why we designed our centre around our patients.

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Our Technology

The Focus doctors pioneered laser eye surgery in the Southern Hemisphere and continue to use the most advanced technology available for all patients

Your Experience

At Focus you can expect professionals that you can trust

You can expect doctors that are at the top of their field and who are in demand internationally for their best practice approach to treating a wide variety of eye conditions. Your procedure will be conducted using high tech, accurate instrumentation with a focus on the safest course to a fast recovery, in a warm, calm, comfortable environment. You will receive full medical treatment from our clinical team all the way from diagnosis to post operative follow up.

Focus is licensed by NSW Health, and certified to comply with AS/NZS ISO 9001 Quality Management System. Continuous quality improvement ensures that the highest standards of care are provided.


Suitability, Cost and Surroundings at Focus Eye Centre

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Are you suitable?

Some easy questions you can answer in advance of your consultation to ensure that a procedure is the right course of action for you.

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Your expectations

Want to know how much procedures cost, or how much time you may need off work. Find the answers to common queries about Laser Eye Surgery.

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Focus Results

You can have confidence in the skills and expertise of the Focus doctors. We regularly monitor our success rates and the satisfaction of our patients.


Read articles on finding the right ophthalmologist, our practice procedures and information on specific eye conditions here…