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Mr David Allamby

Dr David Allamby laser eye surgeon

61 Reviews

If you ever decide to have laser eye surgery, Focus Clinic is the place to have it!First of all, I am not paid to write this review. I only decided to pen down my experience having seen some less distinguished practices elsewhere. ... Read more

Mr David Allamby specialises in LASIK, LASEK, Conductive Keratoplasty (CK) and other laser eye treatments at Focus Clinic, which he himself founded, and where he now works as the medical director.

Mr Allamby also happened to be the first surgeon in the UK to perform CK for long-sightedness (presbyopia), helping to free his patients from reading glasses. He also stands out as one of the only laser eye surgeons in the UK to focus solely on refractive laser treatment full-time, making him a leader in this field.

For these reasons and many more, David Allamby sits proudly in the list of the 10 top laser eye surgeons in the UK, based on thousands of patient reviews on Lasik Eyes since 2002.


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1. Qualifications

Mr David Allamby, FRCS(Ed), FRCOphth graduated from Sheffield University Medical School in 1987, and has specialised in ophthalmic surgery since 1989. He became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and then a fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in 1993.

David Allamby has worked at some of the United Kingdom’s leading eye centres, including Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital.

As you would expect from a leading laser eye surgeon, Mr Allamby has published work – in ocular scar formation – whilst at the University of Manchester, which received funding from the prestigious Wellcome Trust grant.


2. Experience

Mr Allamby peforms the main types of laser eye surgery: LASIK and LASEK laser eye treatment, and CK radio eye correction – an innovative treatment for age-related vision issues – using state-of-the-art technology.

He works closely with each of his patients to determine which procedure most suits them, believing in the importance of his clients’ active participation through a process of full informed consent, so they can decide together which option is best.

In addition to clocking up more than 3,000 LASIK and LASEK laser surgeries to date, Mr Allamby has performed over 2,000 CK radio eye treatments, as well as providing CK surgery training to visiting consultants from countries around the world.

His particular expertise lies in the enhanced ‘light touch’ CK technique (a technique now adopted as standard by surgeons across the globe), which he partly pioneered at FOCUS Laser Vision and has more experience in than any other doctor in the world.

As a thought leader, David also runs a new informational blog for anyone wanting to learn more about LASIK and PRK laser eye surgery. It includes general information for UK patients, polling on key topics (currently on LASIK prices), informational videos and PDFs including watching live LASIK eye surgery and of course the opportunity to post your replies to blog topics, ask questions and request blog postings on subjects of interest.


3. Focus Clinic

Mr Allamby is the Chief Surgeon at Focus Clinic, a renowned Harley Street eye clinic. Focus enjoys a reputation as the go-to for celebrities, and claims of a 99.7% success rate for standard surgeries.

What makes it different? As you would expect from any independent eye clinic, it’s the consultants who led Focus Clinics, which means you’re unlikely to face hard sales strategies to use particular equipment, or accept a specific treatment.

Is there anything to look out for? As always, when choosing the right laser eye surgery provider for you, you don’t need to feel pressured into paying than you are comfortable with. With no finance options, and some of the highest laser eye surgery costs, this clinic won’t be for everyone.


4. Mr David Allamby Review: The Verdict

So, is Mr Allamby the right eye surgeon for you? Of course, that all depends on where you live, which treatment would suit your prescription, and what your budget is.

David Allamby is the medical director of one of the best laser eye surgery clinics in London, so if you live in the capital you may like to arrange an initial consultation with him to discuss your options.

That said, you’ll find cheaper laser and lens replacement costs elsewhere. If your optometrist diagnoses you with uncomplicated eye health, common procedures such as LASIK have a high success rate wherever you go, so you don’t have to feel pressured into paying more than you would like.

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Mr David Allamby Reviews

Rating Date

06 Jun 2011

What a wonderful experience it is to be able to see without glasses! Mr Allamby and his team are incredibly professional, kind and caring. If you are thinking of getting your eyes lasered I really recommend you to go with Mr Allamby at Laser vision Focus.

08 Apr 2018

After years of glasses and contact lenses, I decided a change was in order…but I needed a push towards the laser eye surgery route. Speaking to a friend, she mentioned that she had had the surgery and would thoroughly recommend the place she had it done. After thinking it over some more, I asked her for the details and there began my introduction to the world of Focus Clinics. From the moment I set foot in their clinic I never felt anything other than comfortable. All my questions were answered in an easy to understand fashion (making me feel less stupid!) and on the day of the surgery you would never have thought I was going to come out with 20:20 vision because it was all just so normal and everyday! I am so grateful to my friend for recommending Focus Clinics and to the staff at Focus for giving me back my vision without the aid of glasses and contact lenses!!!

08 Nov 2011

Everyone at Focus could not have been more helpful and reassuring. The operation went extremely well and the results have beyond my expectations. I would recommend Focus to anyone and only wish I had my eyes done years ago

16 Apr 2009

In my opinion five star are not enough to rate the brilliant Dr. Allamby. He is approachable, experienced and his relaxed manner immediately calms you down (I was slightly nervous). I had Z-lasik in both eyes a week ago, after having worn glasses for 30 years and what an amazing result! Seeing my children with my own eyes is priceless. A HUGE thank you to Dr. Allamby and his dedicated, professional staff.

09 Oct 2012

I saw an offer for half price eye surgery and I was very undecided on whether to take advantage of it. I finally decided to phone Focus and find out more. From the first phone call I felt I was in safe hands, and I decided to go ahead and am so glad I did. The eye tests to decide whether I was suitable for this type of surgery were rigorous and if I had been found unsuitable I would have been told and Focus would not have performed the procedure. I found this very reassuring as I'm sure there are less professional clinics who would operate regardless, or maybe I'm just cynical... I met David Allamby who performed the procedure on the day of the operation and I immediately felt I was in safe hands. I was very nervous before I was taken into the operating theatre but there really wasn't anything to fear. The procedure is painless. I can now see really well and I'm so glad I've been able to ditch my specs - I've never enjoyed wearing them and I love the freedom of not having to reach for them as I wake up. It's quite miraculous and I spent the first few days being amazed by how well I could see.All the staff at Focus are very professional and put you at your ease. So a big thank you to all of them and I can't recommend Focus Vision highly enough.

09 Jun 2011

Everything was of such a high standard. You feel really cared for and people are so friendly and personal. I would definitely recommend the company, I am so happy with the results!

08 Apr 2018

Focus have provided outstanding customer care from start to finish. The explanations at each stage have been clear and reassuring. The actual procedure for me was painless with an end result that is amazing and instant! I would and have recommend the procedure and Focus to anyone. My only regret is not getting it done sooner!

11 Feb 2019

What a fantastic experience…been mulling this over for a long time and finally decided to get it over with. I can hardly say this was even uncomfortable, certainly not painful. The team make you completely at ease, and the results are undeniable, absolutely fantastic. Perfect vision now. I can wholeheartedly recommend FOCUS! Mr. Allamby was absolutely brilliant and I can’t fault the pre-op or aftercare. would recommend to anyone.

18 Nov 2011

I cannot recommend Focus enough. I had -9.00 short sight and by the following day check up I had vision far better than I could ever have imagined for someone with such a high prescription! From the outset, the very first call I made to make my consultation appointment, through to my consultation, subsequent surgery, and post-surgery check-up and care, every single member of staff at Focus have been amazing in more ways than one – friendly, knowledgeable, caring, trustworthy – they really make you feel great and relaxed about having such life-changing surgery. I have to save my biggest thanks for Mr David Allamby; he really does live up to his fantastic reputation and I'm so glad I placed my trust in him, he quite literally could not have got better results for me. So thank you Mr Allamby, your expertise and knowledge have changed my life for the better! And thanks again to everyone at Focus!

07 Aug 2009

Excellent service, very friendly and inspired confidence. I thoroughly recommend this surgeon.

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