Child cancer awareness month (Retinoblastoma)

Welcome to September the childhood cancer awareness month, I take children and anything that concerns them really seriously and that is why the month of September this 2018 is so important to me. Children are our tomorrow and what are we if we do not preserve our future generations. As an optometrist [after all, the […]

EYE TRAUMA

Eye trauma refers to damage caused by a direct blow to the eye. The trauma may affect not only the eye but the surrounding area, including adjacent tissue and bone structure. There are many different forms of trauma, varying in severity from minor injury to medical emergencies. Even in cases where trauma seems minor, every […]

WHAT IS COLOUR BLINDNESS?

What is colour blindness? Most of us share a common colour vision sensory experience. Some people, however, have a colour vision deficiency, which means their perception of colours is different from what most of us see. The most severe forms of these deficiencies are referred to as colour blindness. People with colour blindness aren’t aware […]

DIABETIC EYE DISEASE

DIABETIC EYE DISEASE What is diabetic eye disease? Everyone with diabetes can develop diabetic eye disease but some groups are affected more than others. Diabetic eye disease includes; Diabetic retinopathy: Damage to the blood vessels in the retina. Cataract: Clouding of the lens of the eye. Glaucoma: Increase in fluid pressure inside the eye that […]

SICKLE CELL RETINOPATHY

What is sickle cell anaemia? Sickle cell anaemia (sickle cell disease) is a disorder of the blood caused by inherited abnormal haemoglobin (the oxygen- carrying protein within the red blood cells). The abnormal haemoglobin causes distorted (sickled) red blood cells. The sickled red blood cells are fragile and prone to rupture. When the number of red blood cells decreases from […]

ALBINISM, ACHROMIA, ACHROMASIA, ACHROMATOSIS

The word “albinism” may make you think of light skin or hair. Albinism is a group of inherited disorders characterised by little or no melanin production. Most people with albinism have pale skin, eye conditions and are sensitive to the sun. But albinism also can affect a person’s eyes. When it does, it’s called ocular […]

THE CRIZAL LENS

At Cypress Eye Centre, we do not compromise on our standard and we strive to meet your daily vision needs. Here’s introducing to you some, but not all of our lens options for your daily needs. Whether you enjoy hiking, biking, or spending time outside with your family, you need the right lenses to protect your […]

Tips To Care For Your Contact Lens

The majority of people wear contact lenses for reasons including convenience, appearance and the wider range of vision they offer. Regardless of your reason for choosing contact lenses, it’s important to handle your lenses carefully so you can avoid infections and other eye problems. It’s important to understand the essentials of contact lens care: caring […]

Polarized Lenses

While eye doctors everywhere recommend wearing sunglasses all year round to protect your eye health, you may wonder which kind to wear. Polarized lenses/sunglasses offer many advantages over their non-polarized counterparts, and should be a serious consideration when making this purchase. How They Work: Polarized lenses block light rays that would normally enter your eyes […]

Reading Glasses: What You Need To Know As You Age

Presbyopia usually occurs beginning at around age 40, when people experience blurred near vision when reading, sewing, or working at the computer. You can’t escape presbyopia, even if you’ve never had a vision problem before. Even people who are nearsighted will notice that their near vision blurs when they wear their usual eyeglasses or contact […]