The Vision Correction Practice of Restoration Eye Care

Dr. McGarity is a native of Honolulu, Hawaii, and as the son of an United States Air Force pilot, he had the unique opportunity to live in many places. Dr. McGarity has been serving the mid-Missouri area as an ophthalmologist since 2003. He is board-certified and has performed thousands of surgeries including Advanced Technology Cataract Surgery™ (phacoemulsification) and laser refractive surgery to correct vision disturbances. At our practice in Columbia, Missouri, we have performed more than 5500 LASIK surgeries, and patients will benefit from Dr. McGarity’s extensive medical training and personal approach to vision correction.

Why Do Our Patients Choose Us?

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Experience
Dr. McGarity has been serving the mid-Missouri area since 2003, during which time he has provided medical and surgical eye care to thousands of patients.
Surgeon Locally Available
Dr. McGarity has been located in Columbia since the beginning of his professional career. If you have concerns before or after your procedure, you will be able to talk to Dr. McGarity or his staff.
Free iLASIK Evaluations and Testing
All patients receive pachymeter (cornea thickness), topography (eye map), and WaveScan (customized for you) testing. If more than one evaluation is necessary, there is no extra charge. We want to make sure your eyes are in perfect shape before your procedure.
Safe Procedural Environment
Dr. McGarity offers the newest and best possible surgical environment. A nurse is assigned to the procedure room to simply monitor humidity and sterility of instruments. We don’t take risks with your vision.
Latest Technology
Dr. McGarity uses the most advanced technology for his surgical procedures. He uses the Intralase FS Laser and VISX® Star S4™ laser for iLASIK and PRK, which is FDA approved for the widest range of treatment for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. In conjunction with the VISX® laser, we use the WaveScan WaveFront™ Wavescan System which is the most advanced system on the market providing the Advanced CustomVue™ iLASIK procedure. We are the only practice in a 90 mile radius of Columbia, MO to provide the iLASIK procedure.

Cataract surgery patients also have access to the latest technology. During pre-operative testing ophthalmic biometry by LenStar® is performed to precisely calculate the implant required. Another recent addition was the Barrett Toric Planning Software which increases the accuracy of Advanced Toric IOLs and Multifocal IOLs. Advanced Technology Cataract Surgery™ can include premium lens implants that help reduce your dependence on glasses after your procedure. Also, we added the Nidek OPD Scan 3® wavefront analyzer and iVUE® OCT tomographer to further evaluate the health of your eyes.

Affordable Payment Options
Payment may be made using cash, check, Visa®, MasterCard® or Discover®. We also have financing available through CareCredit® with low monthly payments and zero percent financing.
Patient Satisfaction Is Our #1 Priority
That’s why we perform comprehensive evaluations and use state-of-the-art technology.
Dr. Timothy McGarity

Dr. Timothy McGarity

Dr. McGarity has been practicing in Columbia, MO, since 2003 and has been Restoration Eye Care’s cataract surgeon since acquiring the practice in 2011. In addition to treating patients in his clinic, Dr. McGarity periodically volunteers his time at Harry S. Truman V.A. Hospital to help provide surgical care for veterans. He also routinely lectures and trains other physicians in the practice of ophthalmology.

Dr. McGarity is a board certified ophthalmologist with the American Board of Ophthalmology and he holds an active state license to practice medicine and surgery in the state of Missouri.

How does technology drive your practice?

Technology drives everything about our practice. From using our website and videos to educate patients to our EMR, we use available technology to give patients the best care possible.

How do patients benefit from your use of technology?

We are able to achieve tailored and targeted surgical results using the clinical patient data collected from our various advanced technology diagnostic devices. Technology allows us to perform Constant Comparative Analysis on testing results, observe any discrete variations, and utilize “forecasting software” to predict the best outcomes. Our software takes each patient’s results and customizes outcomes to help deliver even more accurate results for future patients. These tailored results allow patients to have more choices in their advanced cataract surgery, glaucoma implants and various laser treatments including iLasik.

Dr. Josia Leipholtz

Dr. Josia Leipholtz

Dr. Leipholtz joined Restoration Eye Care in 2012, and provides patients with both preoperative and postoperative care. She enjoys working with cataract and refractive cataract patients, and brings a great deal of experience in those areas to our patients.

What makes our team here at REC wonderful to work with and be around?

REC has a kind and caring staff that is highly knowledgeable and efficient. Our team cares about each individual patient experience and makes every effort to make patients feel well cared for. Personally, we all work well together and are happy to help each other out.

Tracy Thomas, OCS

Tracy Thomas, OCS

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Tracy is our Office Manager and a resident of Booneville. Originally from St. Louis, she joined our practice over 20 years ago.

Meredith Williams, COA

Meredith Williams, COA

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Meredith is our Clinical Manager, and was born and raised in mid-Missouri. She currently resides in Columbia and brings over 10 years of experience in Ophthalmology.

Sam Craker

Sam Craker

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Sam joined Restoration Eye Care in the beginning of 2015. He serves patients by assisting in educating them about their vision options and is always available to speak with patients regarding their surgery.

Kathy Gilman, L.P.N.

Kathy Gilman, L.P.N.

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A mid-Missouri native, Kathy has worked in our practice for over 20 years and currently resides in Auxvasse.

Sam Craker, B.S.

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Sam is our Cataract Surgery and IOL Coordinator

Hannah Curnutte

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Hannah is our Billing/Coding Assistant and Patient Service Representative

Chris Danforth, B.S.

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Chris is our Marketing, IT, and Customer Service Manager.

Layla Brown

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Layla is our Lasik Coordinator.  She was born and raised in Columbia, and joined our practice in 2016.

Melanie Bryan, B.S.

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Melanie Bryan received her COA in 2015, and is our Ocular Surface and Dry Eye Coordinator.

Cayla Timberlake, COMT

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Cayla joined our practice in 2016, and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Restoration Eye Care.  Cayla coordinates our Glaucoma and YAG Laser Treatments.