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. 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. 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 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 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.
Dr. Day and his wife, Nikki are the proud parents of four children, two 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.
Dr. Teresa Back
Dr. Teresa Taylor-Back practices optometry in our Casper and Douglas offices. After receiving her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1997, Dr. Taylor-Back performed a residency in Primary Care/Ocular Disease at NOVA Southeastern University College of Optometry. After her residency, she remained as clinical staff until she moved to Wyoming. Dr. Taylor-Back practiced in Jackson and Riverton for several years. She has also practiced in the state of Washington and in Colorado, but considers Wyoming her home.
In 2015, she purchased Quality Vision of Wyoming in Casper, changing the name to Back Country Vision. In October of 2017, she merged the practice with Dr. Day and The Eye Institute of Wyoming.
As a licensed optometrist, Dr. Taylor-Back provides comprehensive care for patients with a broad spectrum of visual ailments and ocular disease, including Glaucoma, Diabetic eye disease, Macular Degeneration and dry eye. She especially enjoys and is very comfortable with infants and children. Her expertise, outstanding care, and service gained her a 2014 award and recognition in Colorado Parents Magazine as #1 for children’s vision care.
Dr. Taylor-Back is a member of the American Optometric Association, Wyoming Optometric Association, and was previously an Associate in the College of Optometrists of Vision Development. Dr. Taylor-Back participates in annual continuing education in order to provide the best and most up-to-date vision care to her patients.
Dr. Taylor-Back has two teenage children, and is pleased to be settled back in Wyoming closer to family. Dr. Taylor-Back is a member of Rotary and has previously been a Girl Scout Co-loader and a Cub Scout Den leader. Dr. Taylor Back has a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.
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. She is certified in billing and coding by the American Optometric Association. Nikki is very concerned that your experience at The Eye Institute of Wyoming, P.C. is as pleasant as possible. She works vigorously to ensure that your exam is processed accurately and quickly 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 helping The Eye Institute of Wyoming, P.C. "on the right track", she is busy keeping her 4 children "on the right track". Other interests include a good book, time with family, and the occasional vacation to somewhere much warmer.
Jessica Sharkey, CPOT., Optician
Jessica has been a member of our team since 2012. Previous experience in the health care setting have helped create a perfect transition into eye care. As a mother of two energetic girls, it keeps Jessica busy even when she is not working hard to serve our patients. She has recently transitioned from a technician to the optician in our Casper office. Jessica is certified as para-optometric technician by the American Optometric Association. She is very knowledgeable regarding frames, lenses, and lens options and can help explain them all to you. Come on in and let Jessica help you "see" the quality of life you deserve by helping you get the best possible optical products.
Cory Farinha, CPO., Technician
Cory lives and works in Douglas. She has been with The Eye Institute of Wyoming, P.C. since 2013. As a patient of ours, she had experienced the personal attention and service that we strive to provide to all of our patients and just had to become part of the team. We are thrilled to have her on staff serving our Douglas patients. Cory has received her Certified Paraoptometric designation by the American Optometric Association. Her joyous personality will help put you at ease as she employs all the latest pre-testing technologies in eye care to ensure that you receive the best possible eye exam. When she is not at the office, Cory enjoys spending time with her husband (James) and her son (Maddox).
Laci Manter, Optometric Assistant
Laci started with us in September 2016 as the receptionist in our Douglas office. She has since that time been trained as an optician and a technician. Her friendliness and positive attitude helps ensure that our patients have a pleasant visit from start to finish. Laci grew up in Douglas and enjoys spending time with her son (Logan) and her husband (Shain). We are happy to have Laci on the Eye Institute of Wyoming team.