Cheyenne Eye Clinic & Surgery Center Blog

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 […]

Caring for your Eyeglasses, Sunglasses, and Protective Eyewear

To keep your eyeglasses in optimal condition, it’s important to take care of them. Always lay your glasses down with the lenses facing up, store your glasses in a case when you’re not using them and clean your glasses frequently, the right way. Step #1 Wash and dry your hands to make sure they’re clean […]

Recognizing Glaucoma Symptoms

Glaucoma is referred to as the “silent thief of sight” because many people don’t notice a change in their vision and aren’t aware they have glaucoma until damage from the disease is quite severe. Having regular eye exams can help your ophthalmologist find glaucoma before you lose your vision. Learn more about glaucoma symptoms with […]

All About Your Retina

The layer of nerve cells lining the back wall inside of your eye is called the retina. This layer senses light that the lens of the eye has focused. It converts the light into neural signals that are sent to the brain. Your brain recognizes these signals visually; this is what enables you to see. […]

Dry vs. Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a process of degradation and damage that occurs to the macula. It’s linked with age, environmental and genetic factors, and is one of the most common causes of vision loss in people over the age of 60. Use this infographic to learn more about the difference between Dry and Wet […]