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.

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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…

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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…

Do-It-Yourself and Fireworks Eye Safety

Do-It-Yourself and Fireworks Eye Safety

  Weekend do-it-yourselfers should take precautions to avoid preventable eye injuries by wearing appropriate eye protection when performing yard work, home repairs or maintenance. Every household should have at least one pair of ANSI-approved protective eyewear. Choose protective eyewear with “ANSI Z87.1” marked on the lens or frame. This means the glasses, goggles or face shield…

Don’t Skip Your Comprehensive Eye Exam Because of Coronavirus!
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Don’t Skip Your Comprehensive Eye Exam Because of Coronavirus!

All three Columbia Eye Clinic locations have returned to a normal appointment schedule after several weeks of focusing care on patients with urgent and emergent needs to comply with American Academy of Ophthalmology recommendations and guidelines in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Read our latest update to learn more about how we are protecting our…

All Locations Return to Normal Appointment Schedule
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All Locations Return to Normal Appointment Schedule

As of May 18, 2020, our appointment schedules have returned to normal. Routine eye care may now be scheduled. A physician will be on call, as always, for emergent after-hours care for our patients. Each patient’s care and the safety of all patients and staff members are of paramount importance.  You can rest assured that all…

Coronavirus Update 5/1/2020
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Coronavirus Update 5/1/2020

For the week of May 4th, the Downtown Columbia, Lexington and Northeast locations will be open Monday – Friday, 8AM to 5PM. The Downtown Columbia location will also re-open on Saturdays from 8AM-Noon beginning on May 9th. ***Please note the NE office will close at Noon on Friday, May 8th.*** Our appointment schedules will continue…

Sports Eye Protection Prevents Injury
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Sports Eye Protection Prevents Injury

As you prepare your kids to go back to school, don’t overlook adding protective eyewear for sports to their supply list. The information below also applies for adults. Protective eyewear is not just for kids or adults who wear glasses or contacts. Most sport frames can accommodate both prescription and nonprescription lenses. Likewise, regular eyeglasses do…

Tips to Make Sure Kids’ Eyes and Vision Are ‘Grade A’ This School Year

Tips to Make Sure Kids’ Eyes and Vision Are ‘Grade A’ This School Year

With school back in session, parents may think they have crossed everything off on their long list of school to-dos, but our ophthalmologists also want to remind moms and dads not to neglect one of the most important learning tools: their children’s eyes. Good vision and overall eye health are vital to learning and academic…

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

Polarized lenses improve vision by making colors appear deeper and bolder and eliminating uncomfortable and often dangerous glare, as well as filtering harmful ultraviolet light. 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…