Dr. Dorothy Park and Associates Welcomes You

Welcome to the official website for Dr. Dorothy Park and Associates, your trusted Columbia eye care professional. Dr. Dorothy J. Park and her dedicated team have provided a high standard of individualized optometry services for families in and around Columbia, SC since 1988. We've achieved that track record of success by always putting our patients' needs first. That is why we schedule eye appointments starting at 8am and as late at 6pm (along with our "Lunch Express" options). By making eye care more convenient, we also help to ensure that you can obtain that care when you need it for a lifetime of better ocular health and vision.


"Why Should I Choose an Eye Care Professional in Private Practice?"

Eye Care Professionals and ophthalmologists have many similarities and differences. Ophthalmologists are trained to be ocular surgeons; there are 7 different specialties! Eye Care Professionals care for the medical health of your eyes, treat diseases (such as glaucoma) and make sure that you see the very best. Dr. Park owns the practice and the location, making "the buck stop here." The commercial chains are tempting but are mostly owned and operated by larger corporations with employee doctors. We at Dr. Dorothy Park & Associates will give you the best care known in the eye care community.

Exams, Corrective Lenses, Emergency Eye Care, and Other Primary Eye Care Services in Columbia

Everyone from infants to seniors can benefit from the primary eye care services we offer in Columbia. You can rely on us for:

  • Eye exams

    - Regular preventative exams are single most important thing you can do for eyes and vision. We can evaluate your eye health for signs of diseases that may require soonest possible treatment, while also evaluating how well your eyes are actually functioning. Vision testing lets us determine whether you have any refractive errors that might call for corrective lenses.
  • Eyeglasses

    - We offer a fantastic range of fashionable eyeglasses featuring many of the hottest designer names in the industry. Adults and children alike will find the perfect eyeglasses to suit their needs, taste and style.
  • Contacts

    - We can makes the extra evaluations necessary to fit for for the best type of contacts for your eye health and refractive error. Options include state-of-the-art specialty lenses for treating astigmatism, presbyopia, keratoconus and many other "hard to fit" conditions.
  • Eye disease treatment

    - We can provide the necessary monitoring, recommendations and treatment for eye disease that might otherwise rib you of your vision. Let us care for your cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, dry eye and conjunctivitis.
  • Emergency Eye Care

    - We provide after hours eye care and emergency eye care just contact us at (803) 254-6306.

You Can Count on Dr. Dorothy Park & Associates for Friendly, Experienced and Affordable Eye Care!

Please take a moment to explore this website and learn more about the many features and services we provide here at Dr. Dorothy Park & Associates. Then contact us at (803) 254-6306 to schedule an eye exam or other necessary care from our Columbia eye care professional!

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30-day Unconditional Satisfaction Guarantee! You'll be happy with our service or your money back.

Meet The Optometrist

Dr. Dorothy J. Park has been in private practice as an optometrist and as a small business owner for over 25 years. Her practice emphasis is primary care, meaning that she enjoys all areas of eye care without one particular specialty. She does especially enjoy helping patients who are motivated to have LASIK or who have conditions such as cataract, glaucoma or multiple sclerosis, etc.



Office Hours


7:30 am-7:00 pm


7:30 am-7:00 pm


7:30 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-4:00 pm





Meet Our Patients

  • "Dr. Park is such a sweet person and consequently, makes an excellent doctor. Not only is she caring and compassionate with her patients, she participates actively in her community in "giving back". If you are looking for a great doctor to care for your vision, look no further--she's the one!"
  • "Very pleasant and knowledgeable. Dr. Park was excellent with a great chair side manner. Everyone there was very friendly and helpful. We will definitely be back with the kids for their exams."
  • "Dr. Park is the best. The staff in the office are so helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. Every time we go it’s like visiting family. I've been with the office for 11 years and would recommend the office to anyone!"
  • "Dr. Park is awesome. She is patient and genuinely cares about helping me. I had eye problems so severe they were preventing me from going to work weeks at a time. She took her time and researched my problem and was able to find a solution. Not to mention helped me finally get relief from so much pain.
    I would recommend Dr Park everyone!"
  • "She is a passionate doctor with a great heart and sense of humor. The staff is very welcoming and professional. You won't be disappointed. Highly recommended."
  • "Because of the positive experiences at Dr. Dorothy J. Park & Associates, my husband and I will drive nearly an hour making her office the new home for our eye care needs and continue to highly recommend this office to others. BIG thanks to this fantastic group of people!"