We truly believe in routine eye examinations so that you can see as clearly as possible. Once you have to get glasses or contacts, it is even more important to watch the health of your eyes. You also need routine checks to ensure your prescription has not changed.
To ensure good eye health and vision, we are very proud to offer the following services:
Comprehensive Eye Exams
On average, we recommend scheduling an appointment once every two years to ensure your eyes are remaining healthy. If you have been diagnosed with an eye condition, however, we recommend scheduling an appointment once or twice a year depending on the severity.
During your appointment, we will review your patient history, visual acuity, perform preliminary tests, and evaluate your eyes’ overall health.request an appointment
Nowadays, most people prefer to wear contacts instead of glasses. If you are interested in contact lenses, please let your eye doctor know prior to your appointment. During your exam, we will discuss the various contact lenses available and determine the best option based on your individual needs and lifestyle.request an appointment
Diabetic Eye Care
When you are diagnosed with diabetes, whether it is type-1 or type-2, you must begin to think of managing your health in a different way. Diabetes is the inability to produce insulin, which is needed to remove glucose from the body. Elevated glucose levels can cause damage to the blood vessels of your body, including the blood vessels in your eyes. This is why individuals with diabetes are encouraged to take special measures concerning eye care and vision health.
WHAT IS DIABETIC RETINOPATHY?
Retinopathy is a category of diseases that affect the retina at the back of the eye, an essential structure for normal vision. Diabetic retinopathy occurs when the blood vessels of the eyes become damaged from the chronic high blood sugar levels in the body. The blood vessels may become swollen and begin to leak. Sometimes, the blood vessels close, stopping the normal flow of blood to the eye structures. In other cases, new blood vessels begin to grow on the retina, interfering with normal vision. In some cases, the blood vessels develop scar tissue, which can eventually tear and cause retinal detachment.
All of these changes in the eye can cause serious problems with vision. Your eye doctor will monitor the changes in your eyes closely to determine if additional treatment is necessary to preserve your vision.
PREVENTING DIABETIC RETINOPATHY AND OTHER EYE PROBLEMS
Individuals who have diabetes are encouraged to take proactive steps to protect their eye health to ensure that they avoid problems like diabetic retinopathy. Stay under your physician’s care to maintain normal blood sugar levels to prevent blood vessel damage that can affect your eyes. Eat a healthy diet, rich in green, leafy vegetables, fish, lean meat, nuts, eggs and healthy oils. Watch your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, which can affect eye health. Exercise regularly to help lower glucose levels and to maintain general health. You should also have your eyes checked regularly to detect changes in your eyes, so problems can be treated at an early stage.
Let The Eye Institute of Wyoming Be Your Casper or Douglas Optometrist for Diabetic Retinopathy
Dr. Dana Day and the caring staff at Eye Institute of Wyoming are dedicated to providing the best in vision care for their patients in Casper, WY, Douglas, WY and surrounding communities. With offices in both Casper and Douglas, we offer a range of services, including eye exams, eyeglass fitting, contact lens fitting, pre- and post-LASIK surgery care and dry eye treatment. We also offer emergency care for our patients. Call our Casper office today at (307) 235-5384 or our Douglas office at (307) 358-2900 for an appointment to learn more about caring for your eyes when you have diabetes.
Dry Eye Treatment
The Eye Institute of Wyoming is proud to offer dry eye treatment for our patients. Ocular Surface Disease, also known as dry eye, can occur from certain medications, naturally by aging, or as a symptom arising from systemic diseases such as Sjogren’s syndrome, Rheumatoid arthritis, or Lupus. If you have a minor case of dry eye, you may be experiencing irritation, excessive tearing, fluctuating vision, and/or a burning sensation in your eyes. Excessive dry eyes, or dry eye symptoms that go untreated, have the potential to damage eye tissue, scar your corneas, and impair your vision.
Dry eye is a common condition that can cause discomfort. Knowing more about this condition helps you understand what it is, what causes it and what kinds of treatments there are for it. Our optometrist in Casper & Douglas, WY offers the following information on frequently asked questions about dry eye.
What Causes Dry Eye?
Dry eye can occur for two different reasons. It can happen if glands in your eyelids cannot produce enough oil to keep your tears healthy, or it can occur if you do not produce enough water for healthy tears. No matter what is causing dry eye, it is important to have it treated in order to protect your vision and ensure good eye health.
What Are the Symptoms of Dry Eye?
Dry eye can cause a wide range of symptoms, including dryness, irritation and the feeling that there is grit or debris in the eye. This condition can also cause your eyes to become more sensitive to light or tear up too much. You might also have a burning sensation or blurred vision. Your eyes might feel fatigued as well, or you might have discharge.
How Are Watery Eyes Linked to Dry Eye?
When you have dry eye, you might have watery eyes as one of the symptoms. While this might seem unusual, it is a common sign of dry eye. This condition can cause your eyes to produce too many tears in order to make up for tears that evaporate too quickly due to a problem with your eyelid glands. You might also have increased tear production if you have a problem with the way your tears drain.
How Is Dry Eye Treated?
There are different treatment options available to relieve dry eye. The type of treatment needed depends on the cause of dry eye, but some treatment options include LipiFlow, punctal plugs and surgery to correct problems with tear ducts. Artificial tears from eye drops or ointments are also used to treat dry eye and increase moisture levels in the eye. Home care for dry eye involves placing a warm compress on each eye to break up oil blockages and massaging eyelids gently.
How Does LipiFlow Work?
LipiFlow is a device that heats up the eyelids in order to get rid of oil blockages in the eyelid glands, which are also known as the meibomian glands. This makes it possible for these glands to function as they should and produce enough oil for healthy tears. Each treatment session with LipiFlow is roughly 12 minutes long.
Can Dry Eye Be Cured?
Dry eye is a chronic condition, so there is no cure for it. However, LipiFlow and other treatment methods can help manage this condition for long-term relief.
Contact Us for Dry Eye Treatment in Casper & Douglas
If you have dry eye symptoms, please contact us to schedule an appointment with our optometrist. We can evaluate your eyes and provide effective dry eye treatment in Casper & Douglas, WY to bring you relief.
There are many different styles, shapes, and materials to choose from when picking out the best frames for your lenses. This can sometimes be an overwhelming and difficult decision, but at The Eye Institute of Wyoming, we are happy to help you find the best frames for your specific wants and needs. Although frames are primarily a style choice, they are also affected by prescription strength. High-index prescriptions may limit which frames can support your lenses, but our friendly opticians are happy to help you find the right solution!
Frame material is also an important choice that needs to be made when choosing your frames. For our patients with metal allergies, we offer several options in alternative frame materials such as plastic or acetate. Since plastic and acetate frames are generally not adjustable, it is crucial to get the proper fit. Stainless steel frames are also an option as it tends to be less irritating than other metals for those with sensitive skin. Titanium is another alternative, and they are incredibly lightweight as well as durable and hypoallergenic.request an appointment
LASIK stands for laser in-situ keratomileusis and is a popular surgery to correct vision problems. LASIK can help people who are nearsighted or farsighted, as well those who have astigmatism.
LASIK works by reshaping the cornea with a laser, which allows light to be correctly focused onto the retina. A laser is used to create a small flap in the cornea, which is peeled back so another laser can reshape the cornea. The flap is then placed back and the surgery is complete.request an appointment
Macular degeneration, or age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects the central portion of your retina called the macula. Important for controlling visual acuity, the macular also supports your ability to recognize familiar faces, work on the computer, drive a car and perform other tasks requiring the ability to see details. As the primary reason behind vision loss in people over 60, macular degeneration in its early stages can only be detected by your optometrist in Casper while examining your eyes with special optical instruments.
WHAT CAUSES MACULAR DEGENERATION?
Composed of millions of photoreceptive cells designed to provide clear, central vision, the macula is a highly sensitive portion of the retina. It assists the retina in transmitting electrical signals to the optic nerve, which then relays these signals to the occipital lobe where they are visually interpreted. Thinning macula cells and tissues start losing their ability to receive incoming light as we age, especially when we reach our 60s. Sometimes, people experience quicker and more intense deterioration of their macular cells, resulting in a diagnosis of macular degeneration.
Although most cases of macular degeneration are attributed to aging, research is discovering that there could be a genetic component to AMD, meaning if your parents or grandparents are diagnosed with AMD, you may be at risk for macular degeneration. Other things that may increase your risk for AMD include:
- High blood pressure
- Having blue or green eyes
- Obesity/sedentary lifestyle
- Taking anti-psychotic medications such as Mellaril or Stelazine
SYMPTOMS OF MACULAR DEGENERATION
AMD is an asymptomatic, painless eye disease causing slow loss of vision. Progression of macular degeneration is so gradual that many people aren’t aware they are experiencing distortion or fuzziness of their central vision. During middle to late stage AMD, you may have blind spots interfering with your vision. One thing to remember about macular degeneration symptoms is that vision impairment only affects your central visual field, not the periphery. Loss of peripheral vision is associated with glaucoma.
TREATMENT FOR MACULAR DEGENERATION
No treatment protocols exist to reverse AMD but there are treatments that can delay progression of AMD. In some cases, AMD treatments may help improve vision. Currently, a few medications for AMD are going through FDA-supported clinical trials.
Ongoing research studies have found that antioxidant vitamins and nutritional supplements containing zeaxanthin and lutein may delay progression of AMD. Your optometrists in Douglas and Casper will also recommend practicing healthier lifestyle choices and wearing sunglasses to protect your eyes from UV radiation.
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DRY AND WET MACULAR DEGENERATION
Age related macular degeneration is called “dry” macular degeneration because it does not involve growth of new blood vessels. The less common form of macular degeneration–neovascular or “wet” degeneration–is a serious eye emergency involving rapid growth of weakened blood vessels in the eye that burst almost as soon as they are formed. Symptoms of wet macular degeneration often happen abruptly and include a well-defined dark spot blotting your vision, overall haziness of vision and eye pain.
If you are an older adult who hasn’t had an eye examination in the past six months, please call the Eye Institute of Wyoming, P.C. to schedule an appointment today: (307) 235-5384.
Lipiflow Dry Eye Treatment
When you suffer from chronic dry eye symptoms, it is important to seek treatment. Otherwise, dry eye can end up causing you significant discomfort and even interfere with your ability to see clearly. Dry eye treatment sometimes involves using warm compresses at home in order to eliminate gland blockages and improve oil production. Other treatments include eye drops and punctal plugs. If you have not had success with these treatment methods, LipiFlow might provide you with more effective relief from dry eye symptoms.
WHAT IS LIPIFLOW?
This form of treatment is used for treating dry eye symptoms that are caused by low or poor oil production. Your eyes need these oils in order to keep your tears healthy, which helps clear away debris and improves comfort. This condition, known as meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), occurs when these eyelid glands are unable to secrete an adequate amount of oil or when these oils cause tears to evaporate too quickly. LipiFlow is a device that produces heat for your eyelid glands. This heat causes blockages of oil to break down, which allows your glands to produce enough oil for your tears. This device is carefully applied to your eyelids for about 12 minutes per treatment.
CAN I HAVE LIPIFLOW DONE?
Not everyone ends up being a good candidate for LipiFlow treatment. If you are thinking of having this kind of treatment done, our optometrists will take different factors into consideration to determine if you might benefit from it. This will include doing the following:
- Checking the quality of your tear film to see if oil production is too low
- Examining your meibomian glands
- Assessing how severe your symptoms are
- Determining how often symptoms occur
Depending on these factors, our optometrists might recommend LipiFlow as a form of treatment for dry eye symptoms caused by MGD. If you are a good candidate for this treatment method, we will fully explain how it works in detail and let you know what to expect during your visits.
IS LIPIFLOW SAFE?
LipiFlow is used safely to relieve symptoms of MGD. This form of treatment has been approved by the FDA for use in the treatment of dry eye symptoms related to MGD. If you have any concerns about LipiFlow, we encourage you to ask one of our optometrists for more information.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO WORK?
LipiFlow can take about two weeks or less to begin relieving symptoms of dry eye. However, it might take a few months or more to begin experiencing relief if you have severe symptoms. Keep in mind that you can typically resume your regular activities soon after treatment. In order to improve its effectiveness, other kinds of treatment might be recommended, such as warm compresses or eye drops.
Visit Us for LipiFlow Treatment in Casper & Douglas, WY
If you have problems with dry eyes, please contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our optometrists in Casper or Douglas. At The Eye Institute of Wyoming P.C. in Casper and Douglas, and Dr. Day offer safe and effective LipiFlow treatment options that are right for you!
Emergency Eye Care
At The Eye Institute of Wyoming, P.C., our Casper and Douglas eye doctors provide an extensive range of eye and vision care services for you and your family. From routine eye exams, to treatment for eye diseases and conditions, we’re here to help optimize your ocular health. We also offer emergency treatment for severe eye injuries and similar trauma at both of our locations in Casper and Douglas, Wyoming.
WHAT CONSTITUTES AN EYE EMERGENCY?
Most people never anticipate experiencing an eye emergency, but it happens to people of all ages on a daily basis. Unfortunately, if you don’t seek proper treatment right away, some eye emergencies could leave you with permanent eye and/or vision damage. For this reason, it’s important to understand exactly what constitutes a visit to an emergency eye doctor.
One of the most common eye emergencies we see in our office is that of being struck in the eye with a foreign object. Not only can this be an extremely painful experience, but depending on the object, it could also cause severe damage to the structures of the eye. Any time there is a foreign object in the eye that is causing pain and cannot be removed, this is considered an eye emergency and should be treated promptly by a professional. The same applies to foreign objects that may not be lodged in the eye but have torn or otherwise damaged the eye itself.
Another relatively common eye emergency is a situation where those annoying “floaters” in the eye appear and do not go away after an extended period of time. While temporary floaters are not anything to be concerned about, floaters that do not dissipate on their own could be a sign of a serious eye problem, such as the early stages of macular degeneration. If left untreated, this could lead to permanent vision loss. The same could apply to a situation where you’re experiencing seemingly random flashes of light in your vision.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU EXPERIENCE AN EYE EMERGENCY
If you’re experiencing symptoms of an eye emergency, please do not put off seeing an experienced optometrist as soon as possible! Unfortunately, eye emergencies can quickly develop into permanent problems with your eye and vision health if they’re not treated properly and promptly. Here at The Eye Institute of Wyoming, P.C., our eye doctors have the experience, knowledge, and resources to provide you with the emergency care and treatment you need. Simply give us a call and let us know you’re experiencing an eye emergency; we’ll provide you with guidance from there.
Questions About An Eye Emergency? Contact Our Casper or Douglas Optometry Team!
Eye emergencies can be scary, but our Casper and Douglas optometry team is here to help in your time of need. Call our Casper office today at (307) 235-5384 or our Douglas office at (307) 358-2900 for an appointment to learn more about our emergency eye care services.
If you’re like most of the people who make a point of getting regular comprehensive eye exams, the pupil dilation that precedes a retinal evaluation is your least favorite part of the process. But there’s no getting around the fact that viewing the inside of the eye is critical for catching serious eye diseases early. That’s why our optometrists, and Dr. Day, want you to know about an easy, dilation-free alternative to traditional methods — the Optos retinal imaging technology we offer here at The Eye Institute of Wyoming, P.C.
WHY VIEWING THE RETINA IS SO IMPORTANT
Every comprehensive eye exam should include a detailed evaluation of the retina and other interior structures of the eye. By viewing these structures as carefully as possible, our optometrist can detect even the smallest signs of a potentially serious problem, from optic nerve damage to retinal abnormalities that may indicate macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy or ocular tumors. The importance of this step becomes particularly clear when you consider that some causes of permanent vision loss and blindness may cause destruction for years without giving you any warning that they’re even there.
THE OPTOS IMAGING ADVANTAGE
The traditional method for viewing the retina requires dilation of the pupils, which creates a wide enough opening for most of the retina to be examined. Unfortunately, pupil dilation tends to cause blurred vision and extreme light sensitivity for hours afterward; certain individuals may be even be allergic to the dilating eye drops. This may lead people to refuse pupil dilation, making a comprehensive eye exam much less effective at diagnosing retinal diseases.
Optos retinal imaging sweeps away those objections and inconveniences. Our digital system requires no dilation and produces no unpleasant effects whatsoever. All you have to do is place one eye and then the other in front of a laser scanner. The scan takes a fraction of a second and produces a detailed, full-color image of the inside of your eye, including the outstanding majority of the retina. Better yet, because the image has been digitally captured, we can discuss our findings with you and store the image in your medical records for easy future reference. Optos isn’t the ideal for every situation; for instance, LASIK pre-operative evaluations still require the traditional dilation method. But for many patients who prefer a more convenient form of retinal examination, it’s a tremendously useful and welcome option.
ASK ABOUT OPTOS IMAGING AS YOU SCHEDULE YOUR EYE EXAM
While your thoughts are turned to the vital importance of retinal imaging as a means of protecting and preserving your vision for life, there’s no better time to call The Eye Institute of Wyoming, P.C. at (307) 235-5384 to schedule your next comprehensive eye exam. We’ll be happy to tell you more about our Optos retinal imaging system — and even more happy to let you experience this remarkable technology for yourself!
Pink eye or conjunctivitis is one of the most common eye complaints, occurring when the thin layer of tissue that covers the eye and lines the eyelid becomes irritated and inflamed. Different factors can cause conjunctivitis, and seeing an eye doctor at the first sign of symptoms is the best way to relieve symptoms and prevent additional irritation.
WHAT CAUSES PINK EYE?
The main causes of pink eye are:
- Bacteria and viruses: Bacteria like gonorrhea and chlamydia can cause pink eye, and so can the virus that causes the common cold, as well as other types of bacteria and viruses.
- Allergens: Dust, pollen, pet dander and other allergens can cause allergic conjunctivitis.
- Irritants: Soaps, shampoos, dirt particles and smoke can all cause the conjunctiva to become irritated.
Pink eye caused by bacteria and viruses can be passed from one person to another very easily. Having prompt treatment can help prevent spreading the germs to someone else.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF PINK EYE?
In addition to causing the eye to appear pink or red, conjunctivitis can cause symptoms like:
- excess tearing
- thick yellowish, whitish or greenish discharge from the eyes
- crusting on the lashes
- itching or burning sensations in the eyes
- increased light sensitivity
- blurry vision
HOW IS PINK EYE DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis relies on a careful evaluation of the eye to rule out other possible causes of symptoms. Your optometrist may also take a sample of eye fluid, collecting it on a soft cotton swab so it can be evaluated in a lab. Microscopic analysis will enable the specific disease-causing virus or bacteria to be identified so your optometrist can prescribe the most appropriate treatment.
HOW IS PINK EYE TREATED?
The treatment for pink eye will depend on its underlying cause. Pink eye caused by bacteria can be effectively treated with antibiotics that can be administered with eye drops or in pills. Eye drops typically need to be applied several times a day. There is no medication for conjunctivitis caused by a virus, which means the infection just needs to run its course, which typically lasts up to a week. With bacteria and viral infections, it’s very important to avoid touching your eyes to prevent spreading the infection, and contact lenses should not be worn until the eye heals. Makeup and lenses that were worn during the infection must be discarded to prevent reinfecting the eyes.
Pink eye caused by allergens and irritants should improve on their own once the allergen is removed or the irritant is washed away. For irritants, flush the eye with clean water for several minutes. If an irritant is caustic, it’s vitally important to call the office immediately after flushing the eye.
GETTING CARE FOR PINK EYE IN CASPER AND DOUGLAS
The Eye Institute of Wyoming is a top-ranked optometry practice, providing patients in Casper, Douglas and the surrounding communities with advanced care for pink eye and other eye diseases and infections. If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms or any other symptom that affects your vision or the way your eye feels or looks, call our Casper office at (307) 235-5384 or our Douglas office at (307) 358-2900 and schedule an appointment today.
Ocular Disease Testing
At The Eye Institute of Wyoming, P.C., we take your vision and eye health seriously. When you come in to see your eye doctor, our goal is to provide a comprehensive eye exam that will pinpoint any deficiencies in your sight. We also look at your eye health. If necessary, we make recommendations for care to protect your vision and minimize any eye health concerns you may have. Dr. Dana Day is available to discuss any concerns you have in our Casper or Douglas office.
WHAT IS OCULAR DISEASE TESTING?
An ocular disease is any type of illness or dysfunction of the structural components of the eye. While these diseases can impact vision, they do not always do so. When you come in for a comprehensive eye exam, we’ll perform ocular disease testing based on your risks, your age, and previous eye exams. Our goal is to pinpoint any concerns as soon as possible. We conduct ocular disease testing for preventative, early diagnosis, treatment, and chronic disease management.
WHAT ARE SOME TYPES OF EYE DISEASES TESTED FOR?
We’ll determine the appropriate ocular disease testing based on your specific needs and risk factors. Some of the most common tests include the following:
Angiography: This test involves injecting dye into the blood vessels to create clear images of them. There are several options available for doing this. The goal is to give us a call at the blood vessels in the eye to diagnose and treat macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and blocked retinal blood disorders.
Electroretinography: This test allows us to see how your eyes respond to light. Eye drops are used to numb the eye and, then, an electrode shaped as a contact lens is placed on the cornea. We use this to evaluate for conditions such as retinitis pigmentosa.
Computed Tomography and MRIs: This is a test to get a look at the structures inside the eye and the orbit which is the bony structure outside of the eye. We can pinpoint the location of foreign objects like this as well as find tumors, optic nerve damage, or optic neuritis.
Pachymetry: This procedure works to measure the thickness of the cornea. It’s an important part of refractive eye surgery procedures such as LASIK.
Optical Coherence Tomography: This type of test gives us high-resolution images of the interior structures of the eye. It is a type of ultrasonography procedure using sound waves. It can help us to notice macular degeneration and glaucoma.
These are advanced disease tests, but our team will discuss how they can benefit you based on your age and eye health.
Schedule an Eye Exam with Your Optometrist in Casper or Douglas for Ocular Disease Testing
If it is time for an eye exam, we welcome you to schedule an appointment with your optometrist in our Casper or Douglas office. The Eye Institute of Wyoming, P.C. offers comprehensive ocular disease testing. Call us for an appointment in Casper at (307)235-5384 or Douglas at (307)358-2900.
Meibomian Gland Disease
Dry eyes are a common occurrence, but some cases are associated with a condition called Meibomian Gland Disease, or MGD. This condition can cause you to experience dry eyes on a regular basis rather than on a short-term one. There are different ways to treat this condition if it is causing discomfort and other symptoms.
LIPIFLOW FOR DRY EYES
At the Eye Institute of Wyoming, P.C., we offer LipiFlow treatment to relieve dry eyes that are linked to MGD. This form of treatment involves using a medical device to deliver heat to the affected area without harming it. This is a safe and effective type of treatment for stimulating oil secretion and breaking up debris that blocks the oil glands. LipiFlow is the only device with FDA clearance for the treatment of MGD that has proven to be effective at restoring normal function in meibomian glands. The device is a single-use one that is kept sterile in order to ensure patient safety. LipiFlow uses Vectored Thermal Pulse technology to deliver maximum results while also keeping patients comfortable.
Treatment sessions with LipiFlow only take about 12 minutes to do, which provides patients with a convenient form of relief for dry eyes. These sessions help remove blockages in the glands to lower the risk of having complications occur and to stop dry eyes and other symptoms of MGD from becoming worse. When MGD is not treated, it can end up affecting the ability to see clearly by causing blurred vision.
OTHER TREATMENT METHODS FOR MGD
LipiFlow provides a highly effective form of relief for severe dry eyes associated with MGD. For additional relief or for milder cases, there are other types of treatments available. Patients can apply warm compresses to their eyelids in order to promote oil secretion. These compresses also help clear away crust and other debris from the eyelids. Massaging the eyelids with slight pressure while applying warm compresses can also help ease dry eyes and irritation. Some patients might also benefit from using over-the-counter cleaning solutions and other products that are designed to get rid of debris that has built up along the lash lines. Patients can also discuss making certain lifestyle adjustments that might help relieve dry eyes caused by MGD. These include eating more foods with omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon and flaxseed, and protecting the eyes with sunglasses outdoors to keep dust and other debris from creating, even more, irritation.
Visit Us for Dry Eye Treatment in Douglas or Casper
If you have dry eyes related to MGD, please contact the Eye Institute of Wyoming, P.C. for an appointment with one of our optometrists in Casper at (307) 235-5384 or in Douglas at (307) 358-2900. We offer dry eye treatment in Casper and Douglas for those with this eye condition. Our eye doctors will evaluate your eyes and recommend an effective course of treatment for dry eyes and other symptoms that cause discomfort and affect vision.
Pediatric Eye Exams
Here at The Eye Institute of Wyoming, we are proud to offer pediatric eye examinations. Children should have their first eye exam around the age of six months. If the first exam finds that their eyes are healthy, they won’t need another appointment until they are between the age of two and three.
Although many schools offer annual eye exams, they are not complete visual exams and the results can be inaccurate. For this reason, you should schedule yearly or bi-yearly examinations to ensure that your child’s eyes are healthy and that he or she can see clearly.request an appointment
Sunglasses are designed to protect your eyes from sunlight. While all tinted lenses help to protect your eyes from sunlight, some will protect your eyes better than others. Sunglasses with lenses that block ultraviolet sunlight are the best option. Although sunglasses can be expensive, there are many affordable brands that provide great protection from harmful sunlight as well. If you are interested in finding the best brand of sunglasses for your lifestyle, we can help you find them.
We have a variety of options for you to choose from that will comfortably fit your face and let you enjoy the warm weather in style. Prescription lenses can be applied to most sunglasses and we can help you order a specific brand if we don’t have them in the store.request an appointment