The Eye Center, P.A.

Optician in Columbia, SC
Optician in Columbia, SC The Eye Center is the leading refractive practice in Columbia, South Carolina, providing full service eye care and specializing in Refractive Surgery Epi-Lasik, Thin Flap Lasik, AST, PRK CK, PRELEX, as well as Corneal Transplant and Cataract Surgery. Our eye physicians also treat eye emergencies, offer diabetic eye exams, follow and manage glaucoma, offer an in-house dry eye clinic, and conduct healthy eye checkups.

Our Board Certified Ophthalmologists offer a superior level of experience and skill. Their compassion and dedication to our patients demonstrates their commitment to excellence. We offer the highest standards of sterile technique, stringent safety measures, superior service and state-of-the-art, FDA approved equipment.
Areas Served
  • US
Business Details
  • Serving commercial clients only
  • Year established: 2010
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1655 Bernadin Avenue, Suite 100
Columbia, SC
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Christina Fuller Shaffer
Oct 06, 2021
Special place
The Eye Center is a special place. All of the staff I encountered were very friendly and respectful. Dr Platt is exceptional, I highly recommend hime for cataract surgery. I had the Trifocals lens and I see much better than before my surgery.
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Paula Rouse Kohl
Oct 03, 2021
Professional service
I recently had cataract surgery on both eyes by Dr Clary. I can’t give enough praise for his skill, professionalism and caring, joyful personality. I’m truly amazed at the difference in clarity and distance I can now see. Having this surgery and having Dr Clary as my surgeon was one of the best decisions I’ve made.
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Brenda Fox
Aug 02, 2021
Dr. Matthew Clary is a great Surgeon
I'd like to thank Dr. Matthew Clary for preventing me from making a blinding decision. I came to The Columbia Eye Center with high eye pressure and declining vision in one eye more than the other. Though simple tasks such as grocery shopping, walks and driving had become uncomfortable, I was in grievous denial that I needed any treatments but eyeglasses. Dr. Clary's diagnosis: severe glaucoma and cataracts in both eyes fell silent to my ears. I couldn't fathom surgery at the time. The doctor was empathetic while stern about my outcome without aggressive treatments. MIGS and Cataract surgery were performed on both my eyes without incident. Post-op healing has a lot to do with how we take care of ourselves, follow doctor's orders and communicate our concerns to medical staff. I have no doubt that if I have any concerns after surgery, Dr. Clary, Janet and staff will take care of me. Thank you.
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Dry Eye Treatment Columbia
read moreAre your eyes trying to tell you something? If you are experiencing discomfort in your eyes, it could be due to dry eye disease, a condition that can get worse over time. If you experience any of these symptoms, it's important to find out what's really going on. Giving us a call is a good start. Dry eye can be caused by an imbalance in the tear-flow system of the eye or by the drying out of the tear film. This can be due to dry air created by air conditioning, ceiling fans, heat, and other environmental issues.
Eyelid Surgery Clinic
read moreBlepharoplasty is surgery that includes repairing droopy eyelids by removing excess skin, muscle and fat. As you age, your eyelids stretch, and the muscles supporting them weaken. As a result, excess fat may gather above and below your eyelids, causing sagging eyebrows, drooping upper lids and bags under your eyes. Besides making you look older, severely sagging skin around your eyes can impair your peripheral or side vision making it much more challenging to perform your daily activities. One of the main risks is inability to see your blind spot when driving.
What is Laser Vision Correction
read moreThe STAR S4 IR Excimer Laser System is designed to bring Advanced CustomVue laser vision correction to life. Featuring VSS technology (Variable Spot Scanning) and VRR (Variable Repetition Rate) pulse-packing algorithm, both proprietary to AMO, the STAR S4 IR Excimer Laser reduces thermal effects on the cornea, allowing you to perform the Advanced CustomVue procedure quickly and effectively, while maximizing patient safety. Using the STAR S4 IR Excimer Laser System, surgeons can deliver the broadest range of wavefront-guided laser vision correction treatments to patients.
read moreOne of the most common symptoms that seem to bring patients to the eye doctor is dry eyes. Dry eye syndrome varies from minor, occasional discomfort to frequent pain which can be debilitating. The Eye Center is dedicated to providing real solutions to minimize the symptoms of dry eyes. Dry eyes are often characterized by irritated, stinging, scratchy eyes, but can also cause excessive tearing. It can cause a feeling of grit in the eyes, redness and blurred vision. The condition can be diagnosed easily and painlessly through a comprehensive eye exam.
Glaucoma Treatment Columbia
read moreGlaucoma is an eye disease usually associated with elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) inside the eye that damages the optic nerve, resulting in vision loss. It is a chronic disease that usually has no symptoms and may damage your optic nerve before you notice actual changes in your vision. Three million Americans suffer from glaucoma but only half know they have it. Although glaucoma cannot be cured, progression of the disease can be stopped if it is closely monitored. Early detection and treatment to lower IOP are the best defenses against vision loss.
read moreGlaucoma is the second-leading cause of blindness, affecting approximately 78 million people worldwide. Sadly, glaucoma cannot be cured so treatment is aimed at slowing or stopping vision loss by managing intraocular pressure (IOP). Glaucoma treatment has traditionally required patients to use multiple types of prescription eye drops for the rest of their lives, and sometimes undergo complex and invasive eye surgery. Technology has always played an important role in eye care. Today, this includes managing your mild-to-moderate open-angle glaucoma: because now we are able to add another step to your cataract surgery allowing treatment of your open-angle glaucoma in a completely new way.
read moreMany glaucoma patients struggle daily to get their eyedrops in properly. Whether it is from arthritis; red, scratchy, itrritated eyes; or from dementia, these patients are at a much higher risk of vision loss since their medication is not taken properly every day. Now we have a solution! DURYSTA™ was designed to offer patients an alternative IOP lowering option to topical eyedrops. In June 2020, DURYSTA™ became the first intracamedral, biodegradeable sustained-release implant indicated to reduce intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with open-angle glaucoma (OAG) or ocular hypertension (OHT).
Lasik Eye Surgery Center Columbia
read moreIf you need glasses or contact lenses to see clearly because of nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism (abnormal curvature of the eye), or presbyopia (cannot read up close) Refractive Surgery can eliminate this need. This surgical procedure is used to adjust your eye's focusing ability by reshaping the cornea. Other procedures, such as PRELEX, involve changing the lens inside your eye. ICL simply adds a contact lens inside your eye. If you desire to reduce your dependence on glasses or contact lenses, Refractive Surgery may be an excellent option for you.
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Rated 5 of 5 from 3 reviews
Hours of Operation
Monday07:30 AM÷04:30 PM
Tuesday07:30 AM÷04:30 PM
Wednesday07:30 AM÷04:30 PM
Thursday07:30 AM÷04:30 PM
Friday07:30 AM÷12:00 PM
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