What is dry eye?

Posted in Patient Education, Resources

Burning, itchy, sore, fatigued or a general achy sensation can all be symptoms of dry eye, a condition in which a person doesn’t have enough quality tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Anyone can suffer from the symptoms of dry eye. As one of the most common eye conditions worldwide (and a common reason

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Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month: Start the School Year Off Right

Posted in Patient Education, Resources, Safety

As lazy summer days come to an end and the hustle and bustle of the pending school year approaches, the American Academy of Ophthalmology stresses the importance of adding vision exams to the yearly back to school checklist for all children.   August: Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month More than simply a monthly observance,

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What is glaucoma?

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Author: Dr. Josia Leipholtz What is glaucoma? Glaucoma is a disease that damages your eye’s optic nerve. It usually happens when fluid builds up in the front part of your eye. The increased pressure from this fluid, called intraocular pressure, can damage the optic nerve, which transmits images to your brain. If this damage continues,

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Ophthalmologist vs Optometrist: What’s the Difference?

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Author: Dr. Josia Leipholtz What is the difference between an optometrist and an ophthalmologist? If there is one question we get asked a lot (outside of: “am I a good candidate for LASIK?”) it’s what is the difference between optometry and ophthalmology? Beyond being really fun to say, the difference between ophthalmologists and optometrists are

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LASIK Eligibility: Am I a good candidate for LASIK?

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Author: Dr. Josia Leipholtz There are plenty of everyday moments when we all wish we could see better. But what makes someone a good candidate for LASIK, and what are the potential eye health issues that might prevent someone from enhancing their vision? LASIK Eligibility Many people who rely on glasses or contact lenses to

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UV Safety Month: Have Fun in the Sun this July

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Protect your vision and your health this month with a little help from your friends at Restoration Eye Care. Every year the US Department of Health and Human Services designates July as “ultraviolet safety month.” The goal? To spread awareness about the importance of protecting your eyes and skin from harmful UV rays—not just during

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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

Posted in Safety, Technology

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

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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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