Cheyenne Vision Clinic

1200 East Pershing Blvd.

Cheyenne, Wy 82001

phone: 307.634.EYES (3937)

fax: 307.638.6451 

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The Cheyenne Vision Clinic has been involved with the diagnosis, treatment, and management of LASIK patients for over 15 years.

LASIK involves the use of laser light, following making a surgical flap, to change corneal shape and corneal thickness. This surgical procedure can reduce or eliminate nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

We choose for our patients to have LASIK surgery from the most experienced surgeons to ensure the best outcome.

There are no "DEALS" in LASIK surgery like there are in shopping malls.

We Co-Management with several LASIK surgeons.


Refractive surgery may never be the same again. SMILE LASIK is the new state-of-the-art LASIK performed with the world’s newest laser to correct vision. 

It may replace traditional LASIK that uses an excimer laser and requires a flap. SMILE LASIK appears to be safer and reduce some of the complications like dry eye.  

The surgery uses one laser to create a small opening and a lenticule (lens) within the cornea. The lenticule is removed through the small opening. Advantages are both to the doctor and patient. Reports say it is quick, extremely safe, and comfortable and the results are predictable. It has the safety of no blade and no flap, the two things that create the majority of LASIK complications. 

Currently it is being performed outside of the United States. We will be able to offer patients who want only the latest technology the ability to participate in investigations that start in the Spring of 2012.

It is anticipated that SMILE LASIK will be FDA approved within a few years for those who choose to wait.

If you have any questions regarding SMILE LASIK please ask your doctor during your annual eye examination or setup a free consultation.

One Laser . . . No Blade . . . No Flap = Anticipated Safer with less complications

One of the most common eye surgeries performed in the United States is  cataract surgery . It is said that nearly three million surgeries are performed in the United States each year. More than half of people over the age of 60, find themselves in the situation where surgery is necessary. Cataracts are usually first noticed with the dullness of colors, while the clouding vision is so progressive few notice it. However it’s not until the cataracts begin interfering with reading, driving and other daily functions that one should really start considering this procedure.

At this day and age, we consider ourselves lucky to say that cataract surgery is now an outpatient procedure. It is conveniently now faster and safer to choose vision, over continuing life with the cloudy vision that the respectively, elder people have chosen to do for many years.

Cataracts are most commonly associated with the clouding of the lens inside your eye. This lens is such an important factor in our eye’s ability to focus light. As it is impossible to clear this condition with medications, surgery is most often necessary. It is entirely possible to decrease the probability of cataracts with moderating UV radiation and elimination cigarette smoking, but history has shown that with age, the probability of escaping cataracts is nearly impossible. 

Since cataract surgery can be done many ways, patients should discuss the best procedure with their eye doctor.

Most patients see better after surgery within 24 hours; however, they should expect to be on a schedule of medicated drops for the first few weeks following the surgery.

The Cheyenne Vision Clinic primarily uses eye surgeon,  Dr. Foster of the Eye Center of Northern Colorado . More information on him and his practice can be found below. 

Rest assured, all pre-operation and post-operation appointments, with Dr. Foster, that are necessary (other than the surgery itself) can take place, here, at the Cheyenne Vision Clinic.

These are exciting times in  cataract surgery

The scalpel has been the tool of choice for cataract surgeons for decades. Today lasers are being used in cataract surgery.

In the past the scalpel worked great, and the surgical outcome was dependant on the skill of the surgeon. 

The Cheyenne Vision clinic only uses the best cataract surgeons. We are thrilled to offer the option of laser cataract surgery. This new surgery may decrease infections and increase precision.

Cataract Surgery
LASER Cataract Surgery
Dishler Laser, Denver Colorado
Dr. Dishler
24% of their patients every month come from Wyoming, Kansas or Nebraska.

For over 15 years, Dishler Laser has successfully partnered with Affiliate Doctors to deliver superior patient care and outcomes.

They feel we are truly partners as they provide our patients with the best LASIK experience, results and technology possible.

It is their philosophy that patients regardless of where they live can get the most advanced LASIK with one of the Best LASIK surgeons in the USA while co-managing their LASIK care with their local trusted doctor. 

They make it convenient for patients traveling from Cheyenne to Denver by making special hotel accommodations. 

Ask the staff at Cheyenne Vision for details
Dr. Dishler is a board certified ophthalmologist and a Fellow of the American
College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.). He graduated from the University of
Colorado Medical School in 1978 and completed his residency at the
University of Texas in 1982.

Dr. Dishler began practicing general ophthalmology in Denver in 1982 only a few blocks from our present location in the Denver Tech Center. In 1985, Dr. Dishler moved into our current facility, which was one of Colorado’s first state-certified ambulatory surgery centers. Here, at Dishler Laser Institute, he has performed many types of ocular surgeries including cataract extraction, corneal transplants, Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK), Radial Keratotomy (RK), Photorefractive Keratoplasty (PRK) and LASIK.

In 1992, Dr. Dishler was the first in Colorado and one of only 5 surgeons in the country to use the Automated Microkeratome to perform automated Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK). By April of 1995, he had performed over 500 ALK and over 5,000 Radial Keratotomy (RK) procedures.

In April 1995, Dr. Dishler became the first surgeon in Colorado to perform LASIK using two lasers he developed exclusively for his practice. Since then he has devoted his practice solely to refractive surgery and personally performs all the LASIK surgery at our centers. To date he has performed over 51,000 LASIK and refractive procedures and since 2000, has used the Bausch & Lomb Technolas 217 scanning excimer lasers for his LASIK procedures. In 2001, he was the third doctor in the country to introduce IntraLase, the laser flap maker, and as an investigator helped perfect the procedure. In January 2003, he was the first surgeon in Colorado to offer Bausch & Lomb’s new wavefront Zywave Diagnostics System. In July 2003, he added Alcon’s LadarVision to his laser platforms to offer patients two platforms for custom wave treatment; Zyoptix and CustomCornea. In 2006, Dr. Dishler was the first in the country to offer the the Carl Zeiss MEL 80 aspheric excimer laser, the newest and latest wavefront optimized laser approved by the FDA. In May 2008, Dr. Dishler added the Alcon Allegretto Eye Q laser and exclusively uses both the MEL 80 and Allegretto laser systems for all LASIK procedures.

Dr. Dishler is an internationally known and respected refractive surgeon. He has been a FDA clinical investigator for Bausch & Lomb’s myopia and hyperopia studies and a clinical investigator for Intralase for their IntraLASIK technology. He remains actively involved in FDA investigations for future refractive technological advances both within the United States and Germany. Currently, he is a lead investigator for Revision Optics implanting the Anamed lens for farsightedness; a consultant for Carl Zeiss and their Mel 80 excimer laser and femtosecond laser, Zeiss anterior chamber scan, and the ATLAS II topographer. He holds patents on several technologies related to laser vision correction and frequently lectures at national meetings on advances in laser technology and corneal topography. 

Patients seek his care around the world.
Eye Center of Northern Colorado
Dr. Gary Foster
Dr. Foster  graduated from Brigham Young University, Cum Laude, and then received his M.D. degree from the University of Utah with AOA Honors. He completed his residency in Ophthalmology at the Moran Eye Center, and scored in the top one percent nationally of board certifying ophthalmologists. He then received post residency training in retinal laser and refractive surgery before joining the Eye Center of Northern Colorado, in Ft Collins in 1995. Dr Foster’s practice focuses on custom  cataract correction  and refractive surgery to restore vision and decrease the need for distance and reading glasses. This is accomplished through eye-enhancing cataract correction with near focusing lens implants (Restor, Rezoom, and  Crystalens ),  laser vision correction  ( LASIK  and  PRK ), and  phakic IOL’s .

Dr. Foster has been a principle investigator in numerous research projects to enhance eye treatment and technology, and is a certified physician trainer for the Visx laser vision correction system. He is involved in teaching advanced surgical techniques at the American Academy of Ophthalmology and The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery national meetings, and speaks regularly on related topics to train other doctors.


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Premium Intraocular Lenses
Following cataract surgery a new lens is placed inside the eye, so you can have more natural vision. 

Implanted lenses  can be in the form of astigmatism or bifocal. 

This will improve your vision, possibly without the need of eyeglasses.
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LASIK and other surgery