How Long Does it Take for the Eye to Heal After Cataract Surgery?

A cataract is when the naturally clear lens of your eye turns cloudy. This is a natural part of aging, one that can, thankfully, be reversed with cataract surgery. The procedure involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with an artificial one to improve and sharpen your vision. Many people wonder what to expect […]

Why Is It Required To Dilate Eyes?

Has an eye doctor ever dilated your eyes? Eye dilation has been a common part of the eye inspection process for decades. If you’ve ever wondered why that is, we’re here to help. What is Eye Dilation? The eye dilation process involves the application of a special compound that dilates the pupils. This can involve […]

How To Choose An Optometrist?

Our vision is precious to us, so we don’t want to trust the health of our eyes to just anyone. It’s important to find a competent, trustworthy optometrist for our eye care needs. But how? What is an Optometrist? This may seem like a silly question, but there is a lot of confusion on the […]

What Is Diabetic Retinopathy And How Can It Be Prevented?

You’ve probably heard about various effects of diabetes — hunger, fatigue, blood circulation dysfunction, and heart problems. Many people don’t know about Diabetes’ effects on the eyes, such as cataracts and glaucoma. The most common eye effect of Diabetes is Diabetic Retinopathy. Here’s an overview of the condition, and how to prevent it. What Is […]

Dropless Cataracts

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Discover an Alternative to Traditional Cataract Surgery Dropless Cataracts Surgery in Cheyenne, Wyoming Cheyenne Eye Clinic & Surgery Center is one the most trusted optometrists’ clinics serving patients throughout Cheyenne, Wyoming, and the surrounding communities. Our team of professionals, led by our doctors, provides comprehensive eye care for children and adults. As the most highly-trained […]

Glaucoma & Teleophthalmology with Dr. Smits

David Smits, M.D. is a cataract surgery and glaucoma specialist at Cheyenne Eye Clinic & Surgery Center. He’s been interested in medicine for as long as he can remember, but began focusing on the eyes after watching his first cataract surgery – an elegant procedure, he calls it, and one that has the ability to […]

Why Taking Good Care of Your Retina Is So Important

If your eyes are like a camera, your retina is the film. The retina is a membrane of light-sensitive tissue that lines the back of your eye. Even though it’s less than a millimeter thick, it contains several intricate, essential layers you may have heard of, including the macula in addition to rods and cones. […]

Best Practices for Keeping Your Eyes Healthy

Your overall health and your eye health are connected; taking care of yourself will also help maintain your vision. Many studies have shown that exercise and a diet rich in a variety of fruits and vegetables can protect against blinding eye diseases, but you shouldn’t wait until you’re having problems with your vision to take […]

4 Hidden Signs of Vision Problems in Kids

As children grow and change from year to year, so do their eyes and vision. Sometimes parents can tell when their child has a vision problem, like when they squint, hold reading materials close to their face or complain about things being blurry, but sometimes vision trouble isn’t as obvious. Here are some subtleties in […]

Who’s Who on Your Eye Care Team

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Ophthalmologists, optometrists and opticians all play an important role in providing eye care services, and each group has its own training and expertise. An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor (MD) or doctor of osteopathy (OD) trained in eye care. Training includes a bachelor’s degree, medical school, residency, and often a fellowship to specialize in a […]