Dr. Dana L. Day

Dr. Day is an Optometrist in Casper and Douglas providing complete eye care services for the surrounding communities. Dr. Day began his career as a resident with The Eye Institute of Utah shortly after receiving his Doctor of Optometry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry in 1998. After completing a one year residency in ocular disease, he was hired as the clinic director of the Casper, Wyoming office for The Eye Institute of Utah. In 2004, Dr. Day founded The Eye Institute of Wyoming, P.C. and established a second office in Douglas, Wyoming.

As a licensed optometrist, Dr. Day provides exams, diagnoses, and treatments of all disorders that affect the eye or vision. In addition to training in eye diseases and disorders, Dr. Day is also trained in anatomy, pathology, pharmacology, biochemistry, and physiology. With this background, Dr. Day is trained to recognize a range of health issues; such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes, and dry eye.

Dr. Day works hard to stay current on the latest advances in eye health and vision care and regularly attends continuing education seminars and advanced training courses. It is because of Dr. Day’s dedication to continuing education that our patients receive the most modern and progressive vision care available. Dr. Day is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a member of the American Optometric Association, and Past-President of the Wyoming Optometric Association.

Dr. Day is actively engaged in the community and has served on various boards including the Chamber of Commerce and the Boy Scouts of America. He has received various scouting awards including the Eagle Scout Award, the Scoutmaster Award of Merit, the District Award of Merit, and the prestigious Silver Beaver Award. He is active in his church and currently holds a leadership position there. He is also serving as the Wyoming Optometric Legislative Chair, and as a committee member on the American Optometric Association’s Education Center Committee. He was the recipient of the Wyoming Optometric Optometrist of the Year award in 2020 and the esteemed American Optometric Association’s Presidential Award in 2021. Most recently, he received the James A. Boucher Distinguished Service Award from the Wyoming Optometric Association in 2022.

Dr. Day and his wife, Nikki are the proud parents of four children, grandparents of four grandchildren, and are happy to call Wyoming home. They do enjoy an occasional trip to somewhere tropical and warm in the winter time. Extra curricular activities include golfing, recreational league softball and volleyball, water-skiing/wakeboarding, woodworking, and home improvement projects.

Nikki Day

CPOC., Business Manager

With over 20 years of experience in the eye care industry, Nikki is exceptionally qualified and skilled as our business manager. She has been with The Eye Institute of Wyoming since the start and is the person we all turn to for advice and direction. Nikki strives to ensure that your experience at The Eye Institute of Wyoming, P.C. is as pleasant as possible. She is certified in billing and coding by the American Optometric Association, and she works vigorously to ensure that your exam is processed accurately to help you maximize your insurance benefits. We are fortunate to have her expertise and attribute much of our success to her professionalism. When not keeping The Eye Institute of Wyoming, P.C. “on the right track”, she is busy being “Mimi” to her 4 grandchildren. Other interests include a good movie, time with family, and the occasional vacation to somewhere much warmer.

Sara Garnica

Douglas Office Optician

Sara is a native to Douglas and 2ND generation in her family to have fallen in love with the Douglas community. She can be seen around town with 3 Little’s, 2 girls and a boy smack dab in the middle of them. Her hobbies include reading, crafting, TV bingeing or playing kickball in the warmer months. She has a wonderful demeanor and brings a calming influence to the office. She has been with The Eye Institute of Wyoming since 1999. While she can do almost any position in the office, her specialty is that of an optician. Glasses technology is always improving and changing. It’s Sara’s job to ensure that you are getting glasses for your specific needs. Sara is able to customize your lenses and educate you on your many options. Your glasses should be as unique as you are. If you need an adjustment or maybe have something that needs to be fixed, stop in or give us a call. She works wonders and is always willing to lend a hand. Whatever you need, Sara will have a solution or help to find the answer. It is her passion to help you see your best!

Sarah Bedsaul

CPOA, Douglas Office Technician

I grew up in the town of Roosevelt, UT (population 7,070). My paternal grandparents raised cattle, pigs, and chickens. My playground was acreage, as we resided just adjacent to the property. I loved roaming on the tractor, being pulled on the sled in the winter time and feeding the calves any chance I got. We moved several times in hopes of finding our forever; I attended East Hollywood High, a charter school in West Valley, UT for my freshman year of high school.

In moving to Wyoming as a 14 year old from the city, I really disliked the opportunity I had been restricted to. I was adamant that when I was able to choose things for myself I would find someplace else to call home. Everything changed my mind when I met my now husband during my junior year of high school, it was the cliché “love at first sight”. In May of 2015 I married my best friend, on a rainy day, with few friends or witnesses. Together we have brought to life two marvelous children who are so smart, so stubborn and so much “mini-me’s”. In all things I do in this life, I do it for them, as any parent would admit.

As for current day, I am intrigued and fascinated with my current position as a Technician for the Eye Institute of Wyoming. Being here and doing what I do Monday through Friday has taught me so much more about the eye(s) and the health of the organ than I could’ve ever really imagined.