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  • What is a Toric Contact Lens?
    Contact lenses are used to treat a variety of vision issues, including myopia, astigmatism, and hyperopia. If you have astigmatism, which is an incorrect or imperfect curvature of the eyes, Read more
  • Sports Eye Safety
    Tips for Sports Eye Safety Playing sports is a great way to exercise both body and mind. However, it can be hard on the eyes if you do not take the Read more
  • Smoking and Eye Health
    If you are a smoker, you are probably aware of the risks smoking poses to your lungs. You may even think about how the smoke can age your skin. But Read more
  • Signs Your Child Might Have Vision Problems
    Vision is an important part of children’s development. Much of what they learn about the world they will get through their vision. Making sure they are seeing as clearly as Read more
  • 7 Signs You Might Have Eye Cataracts
    When most people think of cataracts, they correlate it with age and senior eye care, but age is not the only factor. Other factors can cause cataracts at any age, Read more
  • Glaucoma
    Glaucoma is a condition that occurs when the pressure in your eye increases, causing permanent damage to the optic nerve. It is one of the leading causes of blindness in Read more
  • Contacts Lenses vs. Traditional Glasses
    We rely on our five senses to navigate the world. If one of these senses isn't functioning correctly, it can significantly affect your overall well-being. That is why it is Read more
  • Hard to Fit Contacts vs Regular Contacts
    Hard to Fit Contacts vs Regular Contacts Andrew Stone Optometry is dedicated to ensuring you receive the best vision care possible. Dr. Stone is a skilled and compassionate optometrist with years Read more
  • Top 5 Causes of Dry Eye
    Causes of Dry Eye From time to time, everyone suffers from dry eye syndrome. It could be something environmental such as a weather change, the excessive computer uses, or smoke in Read more
  • Myopia Control in Kids
    Pediatric Optometry for Children with Myopia Nearsightedness is a common problem in the United States and can be particularly troublesome to children and adolescents. Pediatric optometry provides treatment to those suffering Read more
  • Signs Of Sight Loss
    Signs Of Sight Loss We can all agree that sight is one of the most critical senses. It allows you to do many things on your own without depending on your Read more
  • What is a toric contact lens?
    What Are Toric Contact Lenses? If you have astigmatism and are looking to get contact lenses, you might want to consider toric contact lenses. With the help of a qualified optometrist Read more
  • Healthy Aging and your eyes
    Andrew Stone Optometry Offers Tips For Healthy Aging and Your Eyes As you age, your eyes may experience changes. Regular visits to your optometrist become even more important as the years Read more
  • Choosing The Right Eyewear
    A Guide to Choosing the Right Eyewear from Andrew Stone Optometry At Andrew Stone Optometry, we are here to help everyone in the Columbia, MO, area make sure they choose the Read more
  • Glaucoma
    What is Glaucoma, Who is at Risk? And How is it Treated? Glaucoma attacks the vision of three to four million Americans- about half of those affected are completely unaware that Read more
  • Computer Vision- What Our Columbia Optometry Center Wants You To Know
    Computer Vision- What Our Columbia Optometry Center Wants You To Know Have you noticed that your eyes don't feel quite right after a long day of staring at spreadsheets at work? Read more

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Why do I need to see an eye care provider? Many “silent” diseases, such as glaucoma and diabetes, can only be detected through regular eye exams. When these conditions are discovered earlier rather than later, they become easier to treat or manage, allowing for better long-term preservation of eyesight. ...

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  • Pediatric Ophthlamology

    Ophthalmology addresses the physiology, anatomy and diseases of the eyes. Pediatric ophthalmology focuses on the eyes of children. Pediatric ophthalmologists examine children’s eyes to see if they need corrective lenses or other treatments to improve their vision. Training for Pediatric Ophthalmologists Pediatric ...

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  • Allergies

    Caused by the same irritants as hay fever, runny nose, coughing, and sneezing, eye allergies commonly affect those who suffer from other allergy symptoms. Not only do eye allergies cause discomfort, but they can also interfere with daily activities. Eye Allergy Causes Medically referred to as allergic ...

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  • Learning-Related Vision Problems

    Learning disabilities may include dyslexia, math disorder, writing disorder, auditory processing deficits, or visual processing deficits. Although each child with a learning disability is unique, many also have associated visual problems. Addressing these vision disorders may alleviate some symptoms ...

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  • UV Radiation and Your Eyes

    Optometry warnings about the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation on our eyes have not yet reached the degree of public awareness of that of skin damage. Yet, the sun can be just as damaging upon our eyes with unprotected exposure. Short-term exposure to very bright sunlight can result in a type ...

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  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy

    Fuchs' dystrophy (pronounced fooks DIS-truh-fee) is an eye disease characterized by degenerative changes to the cornea’s innermost layer of cells. The cause for Fuchs' dystrophy is not fully understood. If your mother or father has the disease, then there is roughly a 50 percent chance that you will ...

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  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    One of the leading causes of vision loss in people who are age 50 or older is age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This common eye condition leads to damage of a small spot near the center of the retina called the macula. The macula provides us with the ability to clearly see objects that are straight ...

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  • Diabetic Eye Diseases

    Diabetes is a condition that involves high blood sugar (glucose) levels. This can affect many parts of the body, including the eyes. One of the most common diabetic eye diseases is diabetic retinopathy, which is also a leading cause of blindness in American adults. Diabetic Retinopathy Diabetic retinopathy ...

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  • Presbyopia

    Somewhere around the age of 40, most people’s eyes lose the ability to focus on close-up objects. This condition is called presbyopia. You may start holding reading material farther away, because it is blurry up close. Reading suddenly gives you eyestrain. You might wonder when manufacturers started ...

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  • Laser Cataract Surgery

    The only way to correct the clouded vision caused by advanced cataracts is surgical intervention. If you find yourself pursuing cataract surgery to remove one or both cataract-disease lenses, you may be wondering what surgical approaches are available for treatment. Although eye surgeons have successfully ...

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