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Seeing is Believing: Laser Vision Correction

Imagine waking up in the morning and not having to reach for your glasses or put in your contacts. Many people are either nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism. These common eye conditions are known as refractive errors. If you want clear and sharp vision, connect with our highly qualified surgeons at Focus Eye Centre, who can use advanced laser vision correction to correct and improve your vision.

Focus Eye Centre Directors

Focus Directors, Dr Richard Smith and Dr Margaret Kearns commenced practice in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs 32 years ago. Dr Smith and Dr Kearns pioneered laser eye surgery in Australia 20 years ago and continue to use the best laser eye technology available.

Dr Richard Smith believes, “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”.

Leading Australia in Modern laser Vision Correction

Laser technology and medical procedures to correct refractive errors have all been scientifically validated and clinically tested.

Focus Eye Centre performs four main types of laser vision correction procedures. These procedures correct a wide range of vision errors.

The main types of laser vision correction procedures performed at Focus Eye centre include;

Our highly qualified surgeons at Focus Eye Centre will do a thorough assessment and develop the right treatment plan with you.

“We are out to give people the best vision they can possibly have, and our latest lasers do it more precisely, more easily and more safely than ever before. My greatest satisfaction is seeing someone happy with their result.”

Dr Richard Smith Focus Owner/Director, Surgeon

Focus Eye Centre uses advanced lasers that are smart, fast and gentle. Our lasers have an inbuilt patient support system that provides extra comfort and relaxation during treatment. The system continuously monitors the patient’s position during the procedure and will automatically make comfort adjustments.

Laser treatments are carried out in our licensed, accredited day surgery centre, which maintain full operating theatre standards.

Healing with minimum discomfort

In most cases, patients see clearly 2-hours after the procedure and vision stabilizes within a week. Patients are normally able to drive, work, wear makeup and participate in sports, just a few days following treatment.

If a life without the hassle of glasses or contact lenses sounds ideal and you’d like to take the first step, make an appointment with Focus Eye Centre today: (02) 9663 3927

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Am I a Candidate for Refractive or Laser Eye Surgery?

Refractive or laser eye surgery is not right for everyone. The qualifications of a good candidate for refractive or laser eye surgery generally include:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Stable eyeglass and contact lens prescription for at least 2 to 3 years
  • Stable vision over at least the past year
  • No history or findings of active corneal disease
  • No significant medical or eye problems, such as previous corneal ulcers, keratoconus (a progressive thinning of the cornea), diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, or glaucoma
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Eyeglass prescription within certain limits set by your eye surgeon

A good candidate is also one who, despite expecting improved vision, will still be OK with the idea of having to wear glasses under certain situations, such as when driving at night.

Article appeared on WebMD

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FOCUS on the 3 C’s – Cornea, Chalazion & Cross Linking

FOCUS on the “Three C’s” : A presentation on Cornea, Chalazion & Cross Linking

Presented by: Dr Con Petsoglou – Ophthalmic Surgeon – FOCUS Eye Centre

Presented at: “Ophthalmology Update” October CPD event – FOCUS Eye Centre

What is ReLEx SMILE @ FOCUS ?

ReLEx SMILE @ FOCUS – Laser vision correction beyond LASIK

A step towards flapless, minimally invasive laser correction.

ReLEx combines state-of-the-art femtosecond technology with high-precision lenticule extraction aiming at providing minimally invasive refractive correction in a single system: the ZEISS VisuMax. A refractive lenticule is created in the intact cornea and removed via a small incision. No ablation. No flap.

 Learn more from our technology provider – Zeiss

FOCUS Eye Centre is now offering the ground breaking ReLEX SMILE procedure at our Kingsford practice.
Take the step beyond LASIK –  Contact us today

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FOCUS on use of excimer lasers ( TG PRK )

Dr Gregory Moloney, visiting Corneal Specialist for FOCUS Eye Centre’s collection of works on recent clinical results of topography-based Customized Ablations

Article 1 – “Clinical Results of Topography-based Customized Ablations in Highly Aberrated Eyes and Keratoconus / Ectasia With Cross-linking” Download

Presentation 2 – “Topography-Guided Photorefractive Keratectomy TG PRK” – Presented at ESCRS 2012″ Download

Article 3 – “Lin Holland Tan Current opinion” Download

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FOCUS implements the very latest generation of vision correction technology

On Monday 10 November The Zeiss Visumax Femtosecond Laser was installed at FOCUS EYE CENTRE Day Surgery Unit.
This is a collaborative project with Dr John Males who is an eminent Sydney corneal and refractive surgeon. With this technology FOCUS remains right at the leading edge of vision correction technology, providing our patients with THE safest, quickest and most accurate vision correction possible.
This latest generation of vision correction technology, the Zeiss Visumax Femtosecond Laser, is capable of:
  • 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
For more information on this laser go to Zeiss.com
Or download the Zeiss brochure here

 

Refractive surgery for the over 50’s

Refractive surgery for the over 50’s : A presentation on Refractive Surgery for the over 50s, their refractive options which have changed with age – the risks as well as the benefits

Presented by: Dr Margaret Kearns – Ophthalmic Surgeon – FOCUS Eye Centre

Presented at: “Ophthalmology Update” October CPD event – FOCUS Eye Centre

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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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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.