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.