Holiday Closure Schedule

Columbia Eye office locations will observe the following closure schedule for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays: Downtown Columbia – Closed December 23rd-26th and December 30th-January 1stLexington – Closed December 25th, 26th and January 1stNortheast Columbia – Closed December 19th, 25th, 26th, 28th and January 1st. Closed at 1:00 p.m. on December 22nd.West Columbia –…

FDA EYE DROP WARNING

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends consumers immediately stop using 26 brands of over-the-counter eye drops that may cause eye infections that could lead to partial vision loss or blindness. These products are sold under the brand names: CVS Health Equate Hydration (Walmart) Leader (Cardinal Health) Rugby (Cardinal Health) Rite Aid Target Up &…

Congratulations to Dr. Bill Cain on his retirement!

The doctors, staff, and patients of Columbia Eye congratulate Dr. Bill Cain, M.D. on his retirement after 45 years in practice. Multiple generations of patients know Dr. Cain for his medical expertise, kindness, caring, and patient-focused approach to care. Since joining the practice in 1978, Dr. Cain has seen Columbia Eye grow to the largest…

What’s the worst thing you can do if you wear contact lenses?
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What’s the worst thing you can do if you wear contact lenses?

Wearing contacts for longer than instructed can cause eye irritation, infection, abrasions, and vision issues! Whether your wear daily, weekly, or monthly disposable contacts, Columbia Eye’s contact lens departments at our four convenient locations are here to make sure you always have a supply of fresh contact lenses. Call or walk-in to ask about annual…

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Protect your eyes from the summer rays

Buy any complete pair of prescription glasses, get 50% off a pair of prescription sunglasses! Learn about the benefits of lenses with UV protection, polarization, and anti-reflective treatment. Offer valid at any of our four optical shop locations through June 30, 2023. Some restrictions may apply. Walk-in or schedule an appointment at 803-779-3070.

In Our Optical Shops: Buy One, Get One FREE!

Buy one complete pair of prescription glasses, get a second pair of complete prescription glasses of equal or lesser value FREE! This promotion only happens once a year! We carry a wide selection of frames and lenses including, sunglasses, reading, computer, golf, and other task specific glasses to fit your vision needs. Columbia Eye Clinic’s…

7 Good Reasons Our Optical Shop Should Make Your Next Pair of Glasses

Buying glasses online or from a discount retailer can be risky. Our Optical Shop staff are licensed opticians with the experience and training to fully customize your lenses and frames for your unique vision needs. Don’t gamble your clear vision with DIY virtual or at home try-ons. Walk in or schedule an appointment at the…

Holiday Closures

Please note that our office locations will observe the following holiday closure schedule: Downtown – CLOSED 12/24/2022-12/26/2022, 1/2/2023 Lexington – CLOSED 12/26/2022, 1/2/2023 Northeast – CLOSED 12/26/2022-12/29/2022, 1/2/2023 West Columbia – CLOSED 12/26/2022, 12/30/2022, 1/2/2023 A doctor will be on call throughout the holiday season for emergency eye care needs for our patients.

COVID-19 Safety Protocol Update – 10/17/2022

Announcing updates to our COVID-19 safety protocols effective Monday, October 17, 2022: In accordance with the CDC’s current COVID-19 guidelines for healthcare settings, masks use by patients and visitors continues to be optional. Staff working in close contact with patients will wear a mask if the patient is wearing a mask, upon request by a…

Free Frames!
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Free Frames!

Purchase one complete pair of prescription glasses and receive a FREE frame with the purchase of a second pair of complete prescription glasses! Walk in or schedule an appointment at any of our optical shop locations to take advantage of this offer. Valid through December 31, 2022. May not be combined with other offers (value…

Will I need glasses after cataract surgery?
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Will I need glasses after cataract surgery?

A cataract is a vision impairment resulting from a cloudiness of the lens in the eye that prevents light from being focused clearly. Most people have some clouding of their lenses by age 60. Surgery is the only treatment option for cataracts and is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in the United…

Get 50% Off Computer Glasses
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Get 50% Off Computer Glasses

Buy one complete pair of prescription glasses, get a pair of computer glasses of equal or lesser value half off! Computer™ lenses provide a wide field of near viewing with clear vision up to five feet – a far greater depth-of-field than offered by conventional reading lenses. With computer glasses, people with presbyopia (age-related loss…

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COVID-19 Safety Protocol Update – 4/25/2022

Announcing updates to our COVID-19 safety protocols effective Monday, April 25, 2022: One visitor is now permitted with each patient. Face masks are optional for patients and accompanying visitors. Staff members are still required to wear face masks in all patient areas and anytime they are in close contact with other staff members. The safety…

Buy One Pair of Glasses, Get 50% off Sunglasses
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Buy One Pair of Glasses, Get 50% off Sunglasses

Buy one pair of complete prescription glasses, get a pair of sunglasses of equal or lesser value half off! May not be combined with other offers (value packages, coupons, discounts, and insurance.) Not valid for Maui Jim, Costa del Mar and EnChroma. Valid through June 30, 2022. Click to print a coupon or mention the…

March Madness BOGO Optical Promo!!!
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March Madness BOGO Optical Promo!!!

It only happens once a year–our annual March Madness BOGO optical promotion! Through March 31st, buy one complete pair of prescription glasses and get a second pair of complete prescription glasses of equal or lesser value FREE!!! Call today to schedule an appointment or walk-in to any of our optical shop locations. Some restrictions apply….

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COVID-19 Safety Update

As we continue to maintain a normal appointment schedule, each patient’s care and the safety of all patients and staff members continue to be of paramount importance.  You can rest assured that all physicians and staff at Columbia Eye Clinic will continue strictly adhering to CDC guidelines for disinfecting the office and hand hygiene.  Visitors and…

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FREE FRAMES!!!

Buy a complete pair of prescription glasses and receive a FREE FRAME with the purchase of a second pair of complete prescription glasses. Offer valid through December 31, 2021. May not be combined with other offers (value packages, coupons, discounts and insurance.) Offer excludes Maui Jim. Walk-in or schedule an appointment at the Optical Shops at any…

Buy a premium frame and get a second pair of lenses 50% off!
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Buy a premium frame and get a second pair of lenses 50% off!

Buy a complete pair of glasses including a premium frame and get half off lenses on a second complete pair. Offer valid through September 30, 2021. Valid for frames $400.00 and up including OVVO, Orgreen, Silhouette, and Kia Yamato. May not be combined with other offers (value packages, coupons, discounts, and insurance.) Offer excludes Maui…

Congratulations to Dr. Hal Crosswell on his retirement!

Congratulations to Dr. Hal Crosswell on his retirement!

The physicians, staff and patients of Columbia Eye Clinic congratulate Dr. Hal Crosswell, M.D. on his retirement after 54 years in practice. Multiple generations of patients know Dr. Hal for not just his medical expertise, but also his kindness, caring, and patient-focused approach to care. Since joining in 1967, he has seen the practice grow…

What are the benefits of polarized sunglasses over traditional tinted lenses?

What are the benefits of polarized sunglasses over traditional tinted lenses?

Polarized lenses with ultraviolet coating improve vision by making colors appear deeper and bolder and eliminating uncomfortable and often dangerous glare. Darkly tinted sunglasses without UV protection can potentially do more harm than good, as the darkness of the lens can cause the pupil to dilate, allowing damaging ultraviolet rays into the inner parts of…