In 2013, the Columbia Eye Clinic celebrated 90 years of continuous care for patients. Much has changed in the practice of Ophthalmology since 1923. Throughout the years, the physicians and staff at the Columbia Eye Clinic have built the practice on an ongoing commitment to bring the most advanced treatment options to their patients.
Now serving patients in three convenient locations, with 14 physicians and more than 100 on staff, Columbia Eye Clinic is the largest medical/surgical Ophthalmology practice in the Midlands and one of the largest in the state. Led by Columbia Eye Clinic President and Retina Specialist, Derek L. Barker, M.D., the physicians at Columbia Eye Clinic have the experience and expertise to treat glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and retinal detachment, along with eye infections and simple vision problems.
Further, the unparalleled precision and accuracy of the LenSx femtosecond laser is only available in the Midlands at Columbia Eye Surgery Center. The laser is the most advanced bladeless technology for cataract surgery and premium lenses. Columbia Eye Clinic also specializes in helping diabetics, and patients with other health conditions that put their eyesight at risk, manage eye problems that can lead to blindness.
“Diabetes, high blood pressure and high blood lipids can cause permanent damage like diabetic retinopathy and cataracts,” says Dr. Barker. “It is important that patients with these conditions work closely with an Ophthalmologist to monitor their eye health. The sooner eye problems are detected, the better the outcome for your long-term vision.”
In order to bring its patients the highest quality medical care available, Columbia Eye Clinic is currently transitioning to electronic health records. Electronic health records provide physicians with more complete and reliable patient health information to help diagnose problems sooner. Electronic health records also monitor medications and alert physicians to patient allergies and negative drug interactions.
The physicians and staff at Columbia Eye Clinic understand that vision problems impact quality of life. Columbia Eye Clinic is here to help you manage your eye health so you can continue to drive, read, participate in recreational activities and enjoy your loved ones.
For more information about Columbia Eye Clinic see http://www.columbiaeyeclinic.com.