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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
The macula is part of the retina located at the back of your eye. It’s responsible for central vision and seeing fine details. Your macula enables you to see color, read, use a computer, watch movies, drive, write, distinguish faces, draw, paint, and so much more!
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 – […]