Cheyenne Eye Clinic & Surgery Center Blog

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

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 […]

A Closer Look at Nearsightedness, Farsightedness & Astigmatism

  Refractive errors are one potential cause of blurred vision. The most common refractive errors are myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism (distorted vision); it is possible to have more than one refractive error at a time. Myopia A myopic eye is longer than normal or has a cornea that is too steep, so that […]

8 Common Eye Concerns for Adults 40+

  8 Common Eye Concerns for Adults 40+ It’s important to understand how your eyes change with age and what you can do to keep them as healthy as possible. Here are eight common eye conditions and diseases to be aware of, but don’t wait until you have symptoms to see an ophthalmologist. The American […]

Laser Vision Correction Consultations & Referrals

Let’s talk about the right laser vision correction procedure for your unique eyes. Cheyenne Eye Clinic & Surgery Center is offering free consultations to discuss options such as PRK, LASIK and SMILE, the details of each procedure, whether you’re a candidate and which procedure would best fit your vision needs. Like a camera lens, the […]

Caring for Your Aging Eyes

Eventually, everything is affected by age, including your eyes. It’s important to understand how aging can change your eyes and what you can do to keep your eyes in the best health possible. Common Eye Conditions Related to Aging Presbyopia – when the lens in your eye loses flexibility, making it difficult to read up […]

Everyday Tips for Healthy Eye Care

There are things we can do every day to take care of the health of our eyes. Simple things, such as making sure we wash our hands before we touch our eyes, wearing sunglasses to protect our eyes from UV rays, eating nutrient-rich foods such as nuts, fish and leafy greens, and adhering to the […]