Dr. Cynthia Payne
Dr. Cynthia Payne was raised in the southern United States. She attended Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee, and received a Bachelor of Science with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry in 1990. She also completed one year of graduate study at the University of Tennessee, Memphis in Neuroscience, and worked for an additional two years as a research assistant in Cancer Pharmacology.
Dr. Cynthia Payne attended the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, where she earned her Doctorate of Optometry in 1997. Her training included working with a very busy private optometry practice in Mississippi with extensive optical lab and eyeglass selection / fitting experience and also with a general ophthalmology practice in Memphis, TN with an emphasis on cataract surgery management, glaucoma diagnosis and treatment, and macular degeneration management.
She began her career as an optometrist in private optometry practice in Nashville, TN and and has continued her professional career as a practicing optometrist more recently in Las Vegas, NV. Dr. Payne is the owner and optometrist for Trendsetter Eyewear in the Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV area since 2011 and provides eyecare for the west Las Vegas and Summerlin community.
Dr Payne provides routine eye exams and is skilled at diagnosing many ocular diseases including glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, diabetes and hypertensive retinopathy. She routinely treats diseases of the anterior segment, which includes dry eyes, allergies, and various forms of infections or “red eye”. She prescribes eyeglasses for all vision needs such as computer lenses, sports eyeglasses, and progressive lenses. Dr. Payne’s prior optometric experience and training enables her to fit and recommend all specialty designs of contact lenses from RGP (rigid gas permeable), toric lenses (for astigmatism), multifocal contact lenses or monovision options for presbyopes, or contact lenses for “hard-to-fit” people with irregular post-surgical corneas or corneal disease such as kerataconus. She also provides pre- and post-operative eyecare for patients who seek laser eye surgery with Lasik of Nevada as a contracted optometrist at their Las Vegas, Summerlin, and Reno locations .
Dr. Payne is a certified optometrist by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry for the treatment and management of ocular disease. She is a State Licensed Optometrist by the Board of Optometry for the practice of Optometry in both Tennessee and Nevada. She is a 2014 member of Distinguished Women in Nevada and a Consumers’ Research Council of America awarded member of America’s Top Optometrists.
When Dr. Payne is not working as an optometrist at the Summerlin, Las Vegas Trendsetter Eyewear office, she enjoys her downtime traveling, visiting her family, or reading a great book. When asked what she likes most about living in Las Vegas, her reply is the fabulous weather and the fact that there are very few bugs in Las Vegas.
To schedule an appointment for your next eye exam with our Las Vegas, Summerlin optometrist, Dr. Cynthia Payne, OD, please call Trendsetter Eyewear at (702) 479-5222.
Grady “Chip” Williams is the Optical Manager for Trendsetter Eyewear. Chip is originally from southern Louisiana and began his training in the optical business by working for his father who is an optometrist. Chip brings 38+ years of optical experience to the Summerlin, Las Vegas Trendsetter Eyewear optical to help patients with choosing the best frame for their face and making sure the eyeglasses are in proper adjustment. If a frame or style you want is not in our inventory, Chip can assist you with an appointment for private shopping with our frame reps. He is also skilled in the process of making a pair of eyeglasses and doing eyewear repair.
Chip’s favorite thing about working in Trendsetter Eyewear optical is the opportunity to get to know and talk with people from the Summerlin, Las Vegas community. He enjoys talking (and eating!) Cajun food, biking the trails around Red Rock in Summerlin, and riding dirt bikes in the mountains and desert surrounding Las Vegas.
If you have any questions about the eyeglasses or lenses at Trendsetter Eyewear please call us at (702) 479-5222.