Cheyenne Eye Clinic & Surgery Center Blog

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 […]

August is Back to School Month

Is your student’s vision ready for the classroom? Research on the link between vision and learning has repeatedly shown that vision problems can hold a child back from their full learning potential. It seems obvious, right? If vision problems are getting in the way of seeing the board, reading a book, or developing good hand-eye […]

Protect Your Eyes From the Sun

Summer is a great time to get outdoors! Don’t forget to protect your eyes from harmful UV exposure, which can cause conditions like: Corneal sunburns Cataracts Macular degeneration Skin cancer Sunglasses with UV protection are essential. UV filters protect our eyes from unwanted light (glare), lessen exposure to harmful UV light, and keep dust and […]

Cataracts Recap

Cataracts are a fact of life. A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens. Most people will show signs of cataracts in their 50’s or 60’s. The good news is that they are treatable. People often wonder how they will know if they have cataracts. Most people experience difficulty seeing things at a distance, […]

How Healthy Is Your Retina?

The retina is the delicate, light-sensitive tissue that covers the interior wall of the eye that includes the macula, which is made up of light-sensitive cells that provide us with sharp, detailed vision. Like the film in a camera, it receives images projected through the lens of the eye. In a healthy eye, images are […]

Skin Cancer and the Eye

Approximately 1 in 5 people will develop some form of skin cancer in their lifetime. Despite being such a small portion of the overall skin surface area, the eyelids account for up to 10% of skin cancers. Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are by far the most common types. Risk Factors and Prevention […]

The Importance of Eye Care

Routine eye exams are important – for everyone. During a comprehensive eye exam, your doctor will check for common eye diseases and those that may lead to vision loss, determine whether you need a prescription for corrective lenses, assess how your eyes are working together, and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall […]

Rejuvenate You

Cosmetic Surgery Eyelid Lift The eyes are the focal point of the face. Extra eyelid skin resulting in puffy, droopy lids can make us look older than we feel. Every year, approximately 100,000 people undergo a blepharoplasty or “eyelid lift” in the United States as an effective procedure to rejuvenate the appearance, and sometimes help […]

Protect Your Eyes At Work

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 20,000 workplace eye injuries happen each year. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that workplace eye injuries cost an estimated $300 million a year in lost productivity, medical treatment and workers compensation. 90% of all eye injuries can be prevented with proper eye […]