First Responder Story

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Restoration Eye Care, home to Mid-Missouri’s leading Cataract and LASIK surgeon, Dr. Timothy McGarity held a special event for first responders this past May. REC takes pride in being active in our community, and serving those who selflessly work to keep our town safe. All police, fire, EMT, 911 dispatch, hospital personnel, etc. in and

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iLASIK Success Stories

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Quotes and experiences from patients who had iLASIK or other refractive surgeries with Dr. Timothy D McGarity. “I was tired of the hassle that came with contacts.  Also, my eyes were becoming very dry and would often hurt after a long day on the computer.  The team at Dr. McGarity’s office is very professional and

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The Cost of Cataract Surgery

Posted in Patient Education, Technology

There are many variables in the cost of cataract surgery: type of intraocular lens (IOL), type of preoperative testing (basic or basic plus refractive), geographic location (urban vs rural), and length of postoperative care. According to AllAboutVision.com’s 2012 report, the average, basic cataract surgery in the US would cost roughly $3,429 per eye if you paid

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Restoration Eye Care

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Dear patients, friends, and neighbors, Over the past couple of years I have had the great privilege of being your neighbor, doctor, and friend.  During this time I have been able to build valuable personal and professional relationships in Columbia and around Mid-Missouri.  As we grow, I am always looking for opportunities to better serve

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The Community Montessori Scholarship

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Dear Facebook Friends, Here at Dr. McGarity’s, we are always looking for new ways to better serve you and the community. We strive to provide you with the best vision possible. In the next few months, our practice will be growing and changing to better serve you. In order to celebrate our upcoming changes, Dr.

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Cataract Surgery: Gracious Patients

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October 3, 2013 “I do not do Facebook, but I am telling many people in the area how Very Pleased I am with my new eyes, your staff and the procedures.  I am thrilled!  This is the first time I have had 20/20 vision in 55 years.  The procedure was predictable and my recovery has been

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Allergies

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What is Allergic Conjunctivitis? Eye allergies account for a number of patient visits each year. The hallmark of allergic conjunctivitis is itching. I tell patients that it’s like the itching they get when bitten by a mosquito. You feel like itching or aggressively rubbing the eyelids will end the agony. It doesn’t. Trust me, I

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Dry Eyes

Posted in Patient Education

Are you bothered by dry eyes? Do you experience any of the following symptoms: burning, foreign sensation (like a lash, sand grain, or foreign object is caught in your eye), dryness, blurring of your vision? These are common symptoms of Dry Eye or Dry Eye Syndrome. There are 2 major types of dry eye types:

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Happy 4th of July and Firework Safety

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From the office of Dr. Timothy D. McGarity, M.D., we want to wish everyone a safe and happy Independence Day. Please use all precautions when handling or approaching any type of fireworks. Unfortunately, ocular firework accidents are one of the most devastating eye injuries. These types of injuries frequently lead to some type of vision

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ASTIGMATISM?

Posted in Patient Education

At the vision correction practice of Dr. McGarity, we want to educate you about your eyes and eye health. This informative animation will quickly educate you about astigmatism. View Video Our Focus is You!

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