Does Medicare Pay for Cataract Surgery?

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If you’re considering cataract surgery then you’ve probably already considered the costs, and if you’ve considered the costs you’re probably wondering if your insurance will cover it.   The simple answer to this question is: Yes, it does! The more complicated answer is: while it may pay for it today, insurance is always changing. As

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Common Cataract Symptoms

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How do cataracts form? Most cataracts are nuclear or age-related, it is just a natural process of our eyes aging. The eye lens overtime starts to grow in size and begins clouding gradually. Vision will become yellow and fuzzy. Imagine a window that has never been washed, year after year. It will eventually get so

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Presenting Columbia, MO Eye Surgeon: Dr. Tim McGarity

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Overview Dr. Timothy McGarity is the owner of Restoration Eye Care. While Dr. McGarity is not a Columbia, MO native, the city made a big impact on his life in 2002 when he attended the University of Missouri for their Ophthalmology Residency Program. After completing his residency, he decided to open up his own private

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March Observances

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  This month- dive into education about diabetes symptoms and dangers, take a moment to appreciate your favorite doctor with National Doctor’s Day and use the whole month to raise awareness about maintaining eye health.   This Month’s Observances   March is Save Your Vision Month This observance is organized by the American Optometric Association

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How to Choose a LASIK Surgeon

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Now that you’ve finally decided to say goodbye to glasses and contacts forever, it’s time to find your perfect LASIK surgeon! We understand that the decision to get LASIK was a big step, but figuring out who is going to operate is just as important. Determining who will be doing your surgery should be based

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How to Choose a Doctor for Cataract Surgery

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  Cataract surgery is an extremely common procedure to remove a foggy lens from the eye and replace it with a new, clear lens. More than 50% of Americans over the age of 80 have a cataract or had the removal surgery. Since the procedure is so common, there are usually multiple surgeons to pick

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Lens Replacement Surgery

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What is Lens Replacement Surgery (LRS)? Essentially, Lens Replacement Surgery, LRS for short, is the same as Cataract Surgery. The natural lens of a patient’s eye is replaced with a new, manufactured lens. Like Cataract Surgery, LRS is quick, mostly painless, and a permanent solution. Anyone can get this surgery, however, most of the patients

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Eye Drops After Cataract Surgery

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What kind of eye drops are used after Cataract Surgery? Cataract surgery has fewer post-op restrictions than other procedures and has a short recovery time. While you need to avoid accidentally bumping your recovering eye, the most imperative postoperative act is applying your eye drops as prescribed. If you decide to have your cataract surgery

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What is Astigmatism?

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  You have been suffering from headaches and blurry vision for some time and you have just been told by your doctor that you have astigmatism. You’re wondering just what you are diagnosed with and what you can do to address it. Thankfully, there are a few ways you can tackle your diagnosis head-on and

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What are Cataracts?

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Have you or a loved one noticed that the lens of your eye looks foggy, appearing as if a small cloud has landed on the colored part of your eye? Has it become harder for you to see clearly or have you developed a sensitivity to light? If you’ve answered “yes,” then you may be

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