Eyeglasses can either be an asset to your personal style, or a hindrance. At Trendsetter Eyewear, our selection is limited to one variety -- the kind that enhances your look.
From high-end designer eyeglasses to bespoke artisan creations, our collection has been specifically curated to complement our customer’s individuality. With specialty sizes for those with hard-to-fit faces, we are well versed in fitting frames that are unique to you.
Established in 2011. Trendsetter Eyewear is an optical boutique specializing in designer eyeglasses and sunglasses. We continuously expand our selection of designer brands to provide the current on-trend styles requested by our clientele.
Dr. Cynthia Payne is an Optometrist licensed in Nevada with more than 25 years of experience providing eye exams, contact lens fittings, and is certified for the treatment and management of eye disease.
Optical manager Grady "Chip" Williams works to provide an upscale, inclusive experience for clients looking for prescription eyeglasses.
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Dr. Cynthia Payne comes to Las Vegas from 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.
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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 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 included dry eyes, allergies, and various forms of infections or “red eye”. She prescribes eyeglasses for all vision need 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 is also certified in myopia (near-sightedness) control contact lenses with CRT lenses and MiSight soft multifocal contact lenses.
Dr. Payne has worked as a contracted optometrist with Lasik of Nevada since 2008 providing pre- and post-operative care for patients who seek laser eye surgery such as LASIK or PRK. She has evaluated and provided post-operative care for over 10,000 eyes for patients having surgery at Lasik of Nevada in their Las Vegas, Summerlin, and Reno, NV 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 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. She has been expanding her specialty knowledge in Visual Rehabilitation and Neuro-Optometry by attending programs by some of the acknowledged global leaders such as Dr. Sanet, Dr. Collier and trainings presented by the Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Association.
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. She feels the best things about living in Las Vegas are the fabulous weather and the fact that there are very few bugs in Las Vegas!
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 more than 40+ 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.
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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 about Cajun food (and eating!), biking the trails around Red Rock in Summerlin, kayaking on the Colorado river.
He is a former Navy medic who loves to meet other military veterans from our community.
Daniel Gaytan is a Las Vegas native and the Executive Assistant for Dr. Cynthia Payne at Trendsetter Eyewear. Daniel is an experienced Ophthalmic Technician and is skilled in all positions to make an optometric practice function. Daniel joins Trendsetter Eyewear after working at other Optometry and Ophthalmology practices in Las Vegas for the past 10+ years.
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In addition to being the parent of 2 children, Daniel has a passion for music and art. He is an experienced DJ for Las Vegas weddings, parties, and events and enjoys drawing.