Cheyenne Eye Clinic & Surgery Center Blog

What Exactly is LASIK?

You probably already know that it’s a procedure involving lasers, but it isn’t like the Space Invaders video game. LASIK is a precise surgery that’s so detailed it needs two acronyms. LASER is an acronym for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.” Basically, it’s a precise and powerful beam of light. LASIK is short […]

Cosmetic vs. Plastic Surgery – What’s the Difference?

Cosmetic vs. Plastic Surgery – What’s the Difference? “Plastic surgery” and “cosmetic surgery” are often used interchangeably, which may be confusing to patients. Both “plastic surgery” and “cosmetic surgery” are concerned with improvements to the body, but their fundamental goals may be different. Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetic surgery is an elective plastic surgery undertaken to improve […]

It’s Our Anniversary!

This month, Cheyenne Eye Clinic is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Cheyenne Eye Surgery Center. Cheyenne Eye Clinic can be traced back to the founding father of eye care in Cheyenne, Dr. George Strader, who set up his practice in 1903. Through the lineage of one doctor to the next, one partnership after another, Dr. […]

What is Care Credit?

Considering LASIK or PRK? Find out how Care Credit can help! What is Care Credit? Care Credit is a third party financing company who helps you pay for out of pocket expenses that aren’t covered by insurance, like LASIK or PRK. Unlike a traditional credit card, Care Credit offers shorter term financing options with interest-free […]

LASIK: Frequently Asked Questions

More than 20 million LASIK surgeries have been performed across the U.S. since the technology has been in place. That means more than 20 million people have improved their lives by improving their vision. Will you be next? Let us answer some of the questions you probably have about the procedure.  What exactly is LASIK? […]

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) FAQ’s

How much do you really know about your Flexible Spending Account? Did you know you could use your FSA savings for products as well as services? The following are some frequently asked questions – answered! What is an FSA? Health Care Flex Spending Accounts help you pay for out-of-pocket medical, dental, and vision expenses for […]

Costume Contacts: Fun or Frightening?

Costume contacts, also referred to as FX contact lenses or theatrical lenses, describe any contact lens that changes how your eye looks, from red lenses to cat eyes. You may think these accessories will complete your Halloween outfit (and help you win that costume contest). But costume contacts are still contacts – and should be […]

Office Remodel: Before and After

This year Cheyenne Eye Clinic was fortunate to remodel our exam rooms and Optical Center! Apart from providing the best eye care in Cheyenne, we also strive to create the best experience for our patients. It is important to us that not only our technology is up to date, but that our space is too. […]

Shingles and Your Eyes

How can shingles impact my eyes and vision? Shingles (Herpes zoster) is caused by the recurrence of the chicken pox virus. It causes painful eruptions of vesicles which later scab over in different parts of the body. Unfortunately, the infection often leaves people with chronic, debilitating pain. Although often thought to only affect your skin, […]

Eclipse FAQ’s

We’re just days away from the eclipse! It’s an exciting time, especially with the path of totality going through Wyoming. Here are some frequently asked questions regarding eye safety: I live in a city that’s close, but not in the path of totality. Do I need to be concerned about eye safety? No matter your […]