Specialist Services

Here at Focus Medical Eye Centre we like to go that extra mile for our patients. With our highly qualified team we are able to offer specialist services eye clinics. Including eye care services that are often only provided within hospital departments. We believe by offering choice to our patients they can access the very best care quickly, easily and most importantly when they want to.

Our joined up approach means we are able to offer specialist services with our Optometry and Ophthalmology specialists as well as Hearing Services with our fully qualified Audiologist.

Our Specialist Eye care services include:

Dry Eye Clinic

The exact prevalence of dry eye is unknown. Due to the difficulty defining the disease and the lack of a single diagnostic test. Recent studies show that 15% of patients report dry eye symptoms and then up to 30% of over 50 year olds report symptoms. This prevalence is expected to increase as the population in developed countries continues to rise. Here at Focus Medical Eye Centre, we offer a complete dry eye management plan which is tailored to your individual needs. We take a careful history as well as detailed notes on your symptoms.  Then we use specific tests to detect dry eye, setting to work devising a bespoke treatment plan. Also offering follow up appointments to track progress. We can then give up to date advice and supply the latest dry eye treatments.

Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS)

This is a free NHS service to assess and treat recent onset eye problems. To access this service you need a local GP in an area participating in the scheme.

The following conditions can be seen under MECS:

  • Red eye or eyelids
  • Dry eye or gritty and uncomfortable eyes
  • Irritation and inflammation of the eye
  • Significant recent sticky discharge from the eye or watery eye
  • Recently occurring Flashes or Floaters
  • Ingrowing eyelashes
  • Recent and sudden loss of vision
  • Foreign body in the eye


Please contact us ASAP if you think you have symptoms of Glaucoma.


Find out all about what to expect if your have cataracts.

Macula Degeneration

Around one in 10 people aged 65 or over show some signs of AMD (Age related macula degeneration). Please contact us as soon as you can, if you think you have symptoms of this.

Low Vision Service

Our fully qualified team can conduct a thorough Low Vision Assessment, offering bespoke products and advice to individual needs. We carry a large selection of low vision aids which can help with distance vision as well as near vision.  Our eye centre can supply the latest technologies to help improve sight which cannot be found in many hospital settings such as Eccentric fixating spectacle mounted telescopes. We also stock various hand and stand magnifiers with and without internal illumination. Low vision assessment is useful for any individual with slightly reduced vision due to eye disease or trauma.

School Vision

A school vision assessment is designed to explore why a child is having difficulties at school. It specifically looks at reading difficulties and dyslexia, allowing practitioners to dramatically alter learning outcomes for those affected. Muscle balance, eye dominancy, tracking, reading speed and colour preferences are all assessed. As well as the need for spectacles to aid clear focus when reading.

Self-Pay Ophthalmology

The team at Focus Medical Eye Centre is delighted to announce a new Ophthalmology service in conjunction with Mr Shahram Kashani. Lead Consultant Ophthalmologist at East Sussex NHS trust. Mr Kashani specialises in the diagnosis, management and treatment of retinal diseases. He is able to offer services in his speciality as well as general ophthalmic conditions including Glaucoma and Cataracts.

Hearing Services

Focus Medical Eye Centre also offer a full Hearing Service in association with Worthington Hearing. Peter Worthington is a fully qualified audiologist with over 20 years experience. He is able to offer a full hearing check and if required, the provision of the latest digital hearing aids. Peter offers a full aftercare and repair service along with tinnitus advice and management and ear wax removal with micro suctioning.

All of these specialist services are available at Focus Eye Medical Centre. If you would like to speak with us about getting booked in then please call us on 01323 442062.

If you have any questions about the services or products we offer please contact our team and they will do their best to help you.

What our customers are saying

Maybe I was just lucky but I needed a quick check up and phoned three Of the mainstream branches of a well know optician in Eastbourne and Hailsham. Unfortunately they didn’t have any appointments free.
One of them referred me to Focus Medical Centre, I phoned and they saw me straight away.
I was amazed at the technology and equipment they had there, my problem was diagnosed and a hospital referral set up on the spot.
When they say it pays to shop around it certainly does but this small business needs to be recognized. Some of the equipment they use for diagnosis is not owned by some of the mainstream Opticians and also some of the hospitals.
Thank you.

Chris Cossey

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