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 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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

Red Eye

Red-eye is a common problem that can affect one or both eyes. The redness associated with red-eye comes from blood vessels on the surface of your eye that is expanded (dilated) due to some form of irritation or infection. Causes Allergies Blepharitis (inflammation that affects your eyelids) Chalazion Corneal abrasion (scratch): First aid Corneal herpetic […]

Pink Eye Tips and Prevention

Pink eye is an inflammation or infection of the thin, clear covering of the white of your eyeball (the conjunctiva) and the inside of your eyelids. When the small blood vessels in the conjunctiva become inflamed they are more visible making the whites of your eye appear pink. Also called conjunctivitis, it can affect one […]