Over 3 million people in the United States have glaucoma, but most of them don’t know it yet. Glaucoma, the “Silent Thief of Sight,” typically doesn’t present symptoms until the late stages, so early diagnosis is critical. Glaucoma is a disease that damages your optic nerve, usually caused when fluid builds up in the front […]
Maintain your eye health this year with these everyday healthy eye habits. Schedule your annual comprehensive eye exam. Invest in sunglasses with UVA/UVB protection. Practice the 20-20-20 rule. Add eye-healthy foods, like leafy greens and colorful fruits, to your diet. Stay active and hydrated. Wear eye protection while playing sports. Quit smoking.
What is selective laser trabeculoplasty surgery? This is an outpatient procedure that only takes a few minutes to perform and is typically painless. The last light is focused into the drainage canals and stimulates special cells (macrophages) to clear out debris, allow the fluid of the ye to exit more easily. What happens during the […]
Having 20/20 vision doesn’t mean you have “perfect” vision, but it does mean your vision is sharp and clear. Other vision skills, such as peripheral awareness, eye coordination, depth perception, ability to see moving objects and to discern objects that are similar in brightness to their background, focusing ability and color vision also contribute to […]
An Interview with Dr. Smits Dr. Smits, who specializes in glaucoma and cataract diagnosis, treatment and surgery at Cheyenne Eye Clinic & Surgery Center, was drawn to ophthalmology in medical school after sitting in on cataract surgery and witnessing how quickly an ophthalmologist can improve someone’s vision – and their life! What’s the difference between […]
There are many things to consider when deciding whether to wear glasses or contact lenses to correct your vision, including the convenience of each and which would best fit your lifestyle. Here are some things to think about. Pros of Wearing Glasses They’re easy – you simply put them on and go. Less upkeep – […]
It’s important to schedule regular eye exams so your eye doctor can look at your eyelids and the surface of your eyes, as well as check how you blink. Your doctor may also measure the quality or thickness of your tears, or measure how quickly you produce tears.
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Dry eye syndrome is a common condition of the eyes. It occurs when your eyes don’t produce enough tears, or when they don’t produce the right kind of tears. Your tears are made up of three layers: an oily layer on the outside, a watery layer in the middle and an inner mucus layer. Together, […]
Sometimes a new prescription isn’t going to help a patient see better, and surgery isn’t the answer, either. Dr. Bowman’s specialty is Low Vision Care, and she explains how to help a family member who may benefit from her knowledge and experience with low vision tools. As they get older, our loved ones are often […]