How Your Vision Changes with Age

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Every aspect of our health changes as we age.  Our eyes are no exception. Since our vision is such an important part of our lives, it’s essential that we know what changes to expect in our vision. Common Vision Conditions Associated with Aging While there are a lot of vision conditions associated with getting older,

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The Best Glasses and Sunglasses for Post Surgery Protection

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In the aftermath of any eye surgery, it’s important to let your eyes heal properly.  To protect your eyes, your doctor may request you purchase special eye wear when recovering from LASIK or cataract surgery.  Some recommendations may be temporary while others are long-term, but don’t shy away from investing in quality eye protection after

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What is PRK?

Posted in Patient Education, Resources, Technology

Even if you’ve never had it done, you’ve probably heard of LASIK eye surgery.  But did you know that there are other eye correction surgery options available?  Photoreactive Keratectomy or “PRK” was the first laser eye surgery to come on the scene.  While it’s not as commonly practiced as LASIK, it might still be an

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Potential Risks and Downsides to Contact Lenses

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Every medical procedure or medical device comes with downsides and risks.  Work together with your eye doctor to find the best solution for your eyes. One of the most common ways to correct vision is by wearing the contact lenses.  Contact lenses are a great alternative to glasses when participating in sports, getting your picture

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Eye Allergy Prevention, Treatment and Relief

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  Eye allergies can make life unbearable.  Depending on what you’re allergic to, it might be hard to enjoy the outdoors during certain times of year or play with your pets.  While allergies might not seem like a big deal, untreated allergy symptoms or conditions misdiagnosed as allergies can damage your eye health permanently.   The

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What to Expect When Recovering from Cataract Surgery

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The recovery from cataract surgery is generally very straightforward and usually takes about 8 weeks for complete healing. I’ll go over every step, as well as do’s and don’ts to make sure you recover quickly and without complications. Before You Go Home First, we will prescribe you some medication eye drops. If you pick up

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What is a Visual Field Test?

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Author: Dr. Leipholtz As we get older our vision naturally deteriorates – it’s just a fact of life! But there are tools at our disposal that can ensure our long-term eye health. One of those tools is a visual field test. So, What is a Visual Field test? A Visual Field (VF) test is an

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Celebrating Dr. McGarity’s Visian® Toric ICL Certification

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Restoration Eye Care is excited to congratulate Dr. Timothy McGarity for receiving his certification to perform the Visian® Toric ICL procedure.  This certification broadens the range of tools that Restoration Eye Care uses to bring our clients more perfect vision.  Dr. McGarity is the only surgeon in mid-Missouri who has been certified to perform the

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September is Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month

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This month – keep your eyes safe from sports injury, support those affected by blood cancer, learn about food-borne pathogens, and more! This Month’s Observances Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month Prevent Blindness America has named September Sports Eye Safety Awareness month to educate the public on necessary steps to help keep our eyes healthy and

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Types of Laser Eye Surgery

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Types of Laser Eye Surgery: Exploring Your Vision Enhancement Options LASIK vs iLASIK or PRK vs ICL? At Restoration Eye Care we understand that you have a lot of questions (and complicated acronyms) to navigate when determining the best option for improving your vision and ocular health. That’s why we put together this helpful guide

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