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Want to know what the doctors of Columbia Eye Consultants Optometry think you should know about your eyes? Check back here often to see the latest on what they have to share.

CECO News: We’ve moved!

Posted on Jun 14, 2016 in CECO Blog Posts | 0 comments

CECO News: We’ve moved!

The doctors of Columbia Eye Consultants Optometry (Michael Nichols, O.D.; Christopher DeRose O.D.; Melissa Liepins-Masek, O.D.; Rob Bernskoetter, O.D. and Jeffrey Gamble, O.D.) would like to invite you to our new location inside the new Boone Hospital Nifong Medical Plaza at 900 W. Nifong, Columbia, MO. We have relocated our Chapel Hill office to the new Boone Hospital Nifong Medical Plaza location as of June 1st, and we will continue providing care at our main office at the Keene Medical Building. For more information about Columbia Eye Consultants Optometry or to set up an appointment at...

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CECO Blog: Marijuana for Glaucoma

Posted on Feb 16, 2016 in CECO Blog Posts | 0 comments

CECO Blog: Marijuana for Glaucoma

legalizedThe subject of legalizing the use of marijuana for medicinal (and recreational) use has been much publicized of late. Currently 23 states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes. Four states have legalized marijuana for recreational use. Two groups are currently attempting to formulate ballot measures for legalization of medicinal marijuana in Missouri. So let’s dive into this a little bit as it pertains to what is probably its most socially well-known potential therapeutic effect – medical marijuana treatment for glaucoma. Its...

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CECO News: Expansion of CECO Staff & Facilities

Posted on Jan 26, 2016 in CECO Blog Posts | 0 comments

CECO News: Expansion of CECO Staff & Facilities

COLUMBIA, Mo – JANUARY 2016 – The doctors of Columbia Eye Consultants Optometry (CECO) are happy to announce the addition of Melissa A. Liepins-Masek, O.D. to their growing team of specialists. Melissa comes to CECO from the University of Missouri, where she practiced at the Mason Eye Institute with a primary emphasis in pediatric care. She began seeing patients at both CECO’s newly acquired practice in Montgomery City and their recently expanded Columbia, MO location on Keene Street in January of 2016. The addition of Dr. Liepins-Masek marks yet another sign of recent...

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CECO Blog: “Cheater, Cheater”

Posted on Jan 23, 2016 in CECO Blog Posts | 0 comments

CECO Blog: “Cheater, Cheater”

I am asked at least ten times a day about over the counter readers.  Many of my patients present for an examination frustrated with their near vision as reading comfortably becomes more and more difficult.  The transition is inevitable.  Many people define their experience as a gradual need to hold reading material further and further out until their arms simply become too short! The physiology of this phenomenon is actually not very well understood.  There are many theories about the decrease in focusing ability, also known as accommodation, that accompanies the aging process.  Most agree...

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CECO Blog: “Why Doesn’t 3D Work for Me?”

Posted on Jan 23, 2016 in CECO Blog Posts | 0 comments

CECO Blog: “Why Doesn’t 3D Work for Me?”

3D is here to stay.  Today’s 3D is not the blurry, underwhelming 3D of the 70’s.  The 3D filming process has improved significantly and Hollywood is taking notice.  The jury is still out on whether the investment in 3D is paying off for theaters and production studios.  However, as we watch the last Star Wars movie break every revenue record in the books, we have to acknowledge that many of the scenes were specifically designed for 3D. The reemergence of 3D in the marketplace has generated another kind of awareness for thousands of people paying the extra money with expectations...

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Welcome to Columbia Eye Consultants Optometry

Posted on Feb 5, 2015 in CECO Blog Posts | 0 comments

Welcome to Columbia Eye Consultants Optometry

For over 40 years the doctors of Columbia Eye Consultants Optometry have provided quality eye care for patients in Columbia and surrounding communities. We encourage you to discover for yourself why our patients continue to trust us to deliver their comprehensive eye care.

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