At Dr. Dorothy Park & Associates in Columbia SC, we specialize in optometry with you in mind. We want you to not only have great eyesight but to have all of the choices available in today’s market, including bifocal contact lenses. In the past, if you needed bifocal lenses your only option was eyeglasses, but now, we offer both eyeglasses and contact lenses for bifocals. As many of us age, we require bifocals or even trifocals. Our team will work with you to get the right bifocal lenses for your eyesight.
What Are Bifocals?
Bifocals are a single set of lenses with two prescriptions in them. The top part of the bifocal corrects nearsighted impairments while the bottom part of the lens helps with farsighted issues. Bifocal contact lenses are a type of multifocal lens that can correct both presbyopia and another refractive errors at the same time. If you are prescribed bifocal lenses, understand that it can take a little time getting used to them. Since the bottom part of the lens is to help near vision, daily tasks like walking down stairs can be difficult. With a little practice, you’ll get used to looking through the top portion of the lens for certain tasks when needed.
Our optometrist will provide you with both an eye and vision exam to determine the exact prescription that you need for your eyes. We will also be able to determine if you have any eye issues that could prevent you from wearing contact lenses or make it more challenging to do so.
Contact Lens Fitting
Our eye doctor will also meet with you for a contact lens fitting appointment. At this appointment, our team will be able to measure your cornea and determine the exact prescription needed for your lenses. We will also be able to evaluate with your input if daily wear contact lenses, weekly, or monthly will be best for you and your lifestyle. Our team will also assist you in learning how to put your contacts in your eyes and take them back out, if you have never worn contact lenses before.
Call Us Today
If you are in need of bifocals, our team at Dr. Dorothy Park & Associates is ready to find the prescription and fit that is best for you. We care about your eys and can help you find the bifocals you need for correct vision. Call us today to find out how we can help you see better!