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Focal Eye Centre

Focal Eye Centre

3163 1114 ext: 95364Mt Elizabeth Novena Hospital, 38 Irrawaddy Road #10-21, Singapore, 329563Singapore
4.7 / 5  Outstanding
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Opening Hours

Monday08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday08:30 - 17:00
Thursday08:30 - 17:00
Friday08:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:30 - 12:30
Prices from $120 - Enquire for a fast quote from Focal Eye Centre. Outstanding ServiceScore™: 4.7 from 233 votes.

Popular Treatments

Eye Specialist Consultation $120 - $150
Cataract Treatment from $3500
RLE - Refractive Lens Exchange from $3500
Eye Exam
OrthoK (orthokeratology or corneal reshaping for myopia) $120 - $150
Eye Exam $120 - $150
Intraocular Lenses
Glaucoma Treatment - laser versus surgery from $1500
Squint Reduction
Squint (eye misalignment) surgery from $4500
Squint Reduction $120 - $150
Dry or Wet Eyes Treatment
Dry or Wet Eyes Treatment $120 - $150
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About Focal Eye Centre

Located at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Focal Eye Centre and The Children's Eye & ENT Centre are sister clinics that infuse compassion and sophistication into caring for adult and paediatric patients suffering from eye problems.

With Scandinavian-inspired interiors, both clinics emanate an aura of warmth and friendliness. 

Focal Eye Centre, with Dr Zena Lim at the helm, is a specialist eye care practice that offers comprehensive and individualized eye care services, spanning the full spectrum of eye and vision care needs for all age groups. From paediatric and developmental eye care for children to customized  / "bladeless" cataract surgery and age-related eye degeneration screening for adults, the clinic is equipped with the latest in Zeiss ophthalmic imaging diagnostics to care for the entire family’s visual needs.

Besides locals and expatriates in Singapore, Focal Eye Centre also sees international patients who fly in to Singapore from Japan, Korea, United Arab Emirates, Cambodia, Vietnam, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Pakistan, USA, UK and Australia.

"Every patient is unique; supplemented by state-of-the-art technology, our clinic provides advanced subspecialty eye care tailored towards the needs of the patient in a family-centric environment. In keeping with our love for helping people get better, we hope patients always associate us with three words: “caring”, “patient” and "dedicated"."

Our Eye Services

We offer comprehensive eye services and treatments:

  • Myopia (short-sightedness)
    Hyperopia (long-sightedness)
  • Astigmatism
  • management
  • Cataract surgery, including customized small incision
  • Femtosecond assisted "bladeless" cataract surgery
  • Floaters and Flashes
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic eye management
  • Squints ("eye misalignment") and squint surgery
  • Droopy eyelid management
  • Dry eyes
  • Tearing in adults and children
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Pterygium management
  • Eye trauma

Available Technologies

Our clinic is equipped with the latest in Zeiss diagnostics to complement our clinical services:

• Zeiss Cirrus Photo / Optical Coherence Tomography (for retinal photography and evaluation of the posterior segment of the eye)
• Zeiss IOL master (Optical biometer – for measuring length of the eyeball and intraocular lens measurements prior to cataract surgery)
• Zeiss Humphrey Visual Field Analyzer (Glaucoma evaluation)

• iCare Pro Tonometer (a new, painless and quick method of measuring intraocular pressures in children)

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  • AMS - Academy of Medicine Singapore (Singapore) 
  • SMA - Singapore Medical Association (Singapore) 


Eye Care

Laser Eye Surgery



Accessible to disabled people

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Wheelchair accessible toilet

Access without steps

Disabled parking

Patient bathroom

Wireless access

On-site pharmacy

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Text message reminders

Home visits

Open 24 hours

Open weekends

Travel Services

International travel

Local travel

Local accommodation

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Local guide

Tours and vacation services

Pick up service from hotel

Pick up service from airport

Languages spoken


Eye Care

from $3500
Cataract Treatment
Dry or Wet Eyes Treatment
$120 - $150
Dry or Wet age-related macular degeneration management
$120 - $150
Dry or Wet Eyes Treatment
Eye Exam
$120 - $150
OrthoK (orthokeratology or corneal reshaping for myopia)
$120 - $150
Eye Exam
$120 - $150
Eye Specialist Consultation
from $1500
Glaucoma Treatment - laser versus surgery
Intraocular Lenses
$150 - $200
Low Vision Exam
from $1000
Prosthetic - Eyes
from $1500
PRP - Panretinal Photocoagulation
from $3500
RLE - Refractive Lens Exchange
Squint Reduction
from $4500
Squint (eye misalignment) surgery
$120 - $150
Squint Reduction
$120 - $150
Vision Therapy
$120 - $150
Retinal management - floaters, retinal detachment

Contacts and Glasses

$120 - $150
Eye Patch

Payment Information

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Private Patients Welcome

Public Health Insurance

Dr Zena Lim

Job Title:
  Ophthalmology, Paediatric Surgery
  English, Chinese, Cantonese, Malay/Indonesian

Dr Zena Lim is a US fellowship-trained Consultant Ophthalmologist and Adult & Paediatric Eye Surgeon.

Her inspiration to take up the field of ophthalmology stems from two things: her motivation to lead people out of the frightening situation of potential vision loss and her fascination for the mechanisms of the eye's delicate features.

With over 15 years of experience, Dr Zena Lim currently serves as the Medical Director of the Focal Eye Centre and Co-Director of The Children’s Eye & ENT Centre. In the field of ophthalmology, she's especially interested in customized small-incision cataract surgery; and squint (eye misalignment) surgery for adults and children, as, according to her, it not only therapeutically corrects eye alignment among other benefits, but also tremendously improves one's self-esteem and psychological well-being.

Her other areas of expertise include glaucoma lasers and surgery, droopy eyelid/inturned eyelid correction, surgical correction of tearing (syringing and probing of nasolacrimal duct), retinal lasers and injections for various retinal problems, and all aspects of paediatric ophthalmology.

Education, Training and Career Highlights

Dr Zena Lim embarked on her medical training with the National University of Singapore in 1995, followed by residency training in Ophthalmology. This subsequently led to Fellowship accreditation in Ophthalmology by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. In 2004, she was awarded the “Gold Medal in Ophthalmology” for being the top candidate in the Master of Medicine (Ophthalmology) examinations. In 2004-2005, she trained under the tutelage of Prof Alex Levin, a leader in the field of paediatric glaucoma, cataract and shaken baby syndrome at the renowned Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada. Upon completion of a year of fellowship training in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus with the Singapore National Eye Centre, she was awarded the Health Manpower Development Plan scholarship by the Ministry of Health to pursue further subspecialty training in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at the Duke University Eye Centre, USA. There, she honed her skills working with Professor Edward Buckley, an international leader in the fields of complex adult and paediatric strabismus, paediatric cataract and paediatric neuro-ophthalmology; and Professor Sharon Freedman, international leader in paediatric glaucoma. Dr Zena Lim has presented and lectured at numerous international, regional and local conferences, and is first author of many peer-reviewed indexed medical journals. In 2010, she was awarded “Best of the Anterior Segment Specialty Meetings” at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Meeting in 2010 for her work in paediatric cataract.

Giving Back to the Next Generation

Besides her passion for clinical practice, Dr Zena Lim believes in the importance of training the next generation of ophthalmologists. As a Core Faculty member of the Ophthalmology Residency Program at the Singapore National Eye Centre, she was actively involved in curriculum planning, residency teaching and cataract surgery training. She also served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and was part of the Clinical Faculty Scheme at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Singapore.

Previously a consultant with the “Cataract & Comprehensive” and “Paediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus” Services at the Singapore National Eye Centre, she is currently Visiting Consultant at the Singapore National Eye Centre, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital and Tan Tock Seng Hospital where her main role is imparting clinical and surgical skills to young aspiring ophthalmologists.

Ms Nate Ng

Job Title:
  Practice Therapist
  English, Chinese, Malay/Indonesian

Ms Sasha Binte Abdullah

Job Title:
  Nurse Practitioner
  Counselling, Nursing
  English, Chinese, Malay/Indonesian

3163 1114 ext: 95364Mt Elizabeth Novena Hospital, 38 Irrawaddy Road #10-21, Singapore, 329563Singapore