FOCUS Laser Vision Opens New Laser Eye Treatment Clinic in Wimpole Street, London

October 03, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
FOCUS Laser Vision, the UKs only dedicated laser treatment correction and reading vision specialists have just opened a brand new state-of-the-art clinic in the heart of London's Harley Street medical enclave. Boasting 3,000 square feet, the new clinic is set across three of the large and stylish houses in Wimpole Street next to Harley Street.

In stark contrast to the original 1900's properties in the area, the new laser eye clinic is bright, modern and welcoming with vivid blue LED lights smouldering from the staircase, 50 inch plasma screens, water features and specially commissioned art installations.

FOCUS Laser Vision is the only laser eye treatment centre specialising in restoring reading vision. Dr David Allamby, one of the UKs most experienced laser eye surgeons heads up the clinic, which has a large and welcoming reception area, advanced audio-visual presentation facilities, as well as four consulting rooms, and a chill out room for patients to relax after their treatment.

It also has the latest, safest and most technically advanced laser.

The WaveLight Allegretto Eye-Q Laser

FOCUS Laser Vision has invested in the best, safest and latest laser eye treatment technology available.

The WaveLight Allegretto Eye-Q Laser is the newest laser in the UK. In America
they have found this laser to have the best safety and vision results of any laser
for standard short-sighted eye treatments, with or without wavefront customised laser correction. It comes with the most accurate eye scanners available in the UK providing even greater safety.

The WaveLight Allegretto Eye-Q laser can treat most prescriptions in less than 10 seconds!

Throw Away Your Glasses

At some point in our 40s we find greater difficulty in seeing print and focusing on near objects. This normal but frustrating age-related change requires the need for reading glasses or varifocals.

In just a few seconds, FOCUS Laser Vision's unique treatments will eliminate
the need for wearing glasses!

Part of Wimpole Street's Unique History

Today there are over 3,000 people employed in the Wimpole Street and
Harley Street area and the private clinics are modern, comfortable and
welcoming; a far cry from the original days when Harley Street doctors
arranged their own appointments and dealt with correspondence by letter
in candle light and resided in the house itself.

Medical History Dating From the 1860s

It was during the 1860s that doctors began moving into Harley Street and
Wimpole Street choosing the area because of the quality housing, the central location as well as the accessibility to major train stations such as Kings Cross St Pancreas and Marylebone. As more and more doctors moved to the area they invited colleagues to work with them from their prestigious homes and the area began to thrive as a medical centre.

Royal Society of Medicine, Wimpole Street

This trend was given extra impetus when the Medical Society of London moved to Chandos Street in 1872 and the Royal Society of Medicine to Wimpole Street in 1912. Since then the numbers of doctors, hospitals and medical organisations in and around Harley Street has spiraled - from a total of about 20 in 1860 the number of doctors grew to 80 by 1900 and to almost 200 by 1914. By the time the National Health Service was established there were 1500 and contrary to expectation this figure has never fallen, in recent years actually increasing if dentists are included!

Blue Plaques
English Heritage celebrates great figures of the past and the buildings they inhabited with Blue plaques.

36 Wimpole Street, W1
Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer (1841-1917), Colonial Administrator, lived and died here.

57 Wimpole Street, W1
Paul McCartney lived at The Asher's House between 1964 and 1966. His room was on the top floor, overlooking Browning Mews. Peter Asher's room was next door, overlooking Wimpole Street. Dr Asher's surgery was on the ground floor. The music room where McCartney worked on his songs, both alone and with John Lennon, was in the basement

50 Wimpole Street, W1
Poet and essayist Elizabeth Barrett Browning lived at number 50.

*Proven by US FDA regulatory body.

FOCUS Laser Vision, 20-22 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8GQ, telephone:
0845 5000 500