About Dr Cheryl Lee


The Straits Times The Doctor Is In 27th July 2016

Better vision and eye health

Dr Cheryl Lee addresses presbyopia and cataracts. Lao Hua explains why presbyopia happens to everyone and how to solve the problem



Singapore has one of the highest numbers of people with myopia and highest prescriptions in the world.

The higher the prescription, the higher the chances are of getting diseases that could potentially lead to blindness, like glaucoma, retinal detachment and cataracts.

While many choose to correct their vision with LASIK procedures, there is now an alternate solution.

Effective and long-lasting procedure

The Swiss developed Vision Implantable Contact Lenses (ICL) do not cause dry eyes, and can maintain good long term vision. There is absolutely no daily hassle of maintenance.While the procedure is meant to be permanent, it is also reversible. This allows the patient to have the lens exchanged in the future if he or she does not want to wear reading glasses when presbyopia age arrives.

The procedure, which has been around for twenty years, is safe, fast and painless. The lenses also do not cause retinal diseases that are more common in short-sighted people. Each lens is specially customised to each individual eye from its size of ICL to the prescription.

Experienced professionals

Dr Cheryl Lee, a myopia specialist and retinal surgeon, has been practicing, studying and teaching ophthalmology in Britain, USA and France. With all that experience, she started The EyeClinic in 2010 to provide advanced eye care solutions for patients in Singapore.

Dr Lee has devoted her time and effort in mastering the procedure. She is now an expert on ICL and her clinic is recognized as the leading ICL practice in Southeast Asia. Dr Lee said: "My professional team and I ensure that proper assessments are done in order to get excellent outcomes. ICL can treat a wide range of prescriptions and even patients who cannot do the LASIK procedure."

Other than specializing in conditions like cataracts, retinal detachments and short-sightedness, Dr Lee also treats the more mature age group with presbyopia.

Presbyopia, also known as long­sightedness, affects the vision of people above the age of 40 and causes them to have to use reading glasses.

Dr Lee and her team help the patients to choose the safest and most appropri­ate option. They personally get to know their clients and their lifestyle habits

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