Bifocal Lenses

Bifocal Lenses in Columbia, SC

Having to carry two pairs of eyeglasses for your short and far vision correction can be a lot of work. You may forget to pack your pair for far-sight correction only to realize it when you are already driving. At Dr. Dorothy Park & Associates in Columbia, SC, we offer bifocal lenses that have the two vision fields.


What Are Bifocal Lenses?

Bifocal lenses consist of two lens powers that enable you to see objects at two distinct distances, those that are near and far. The inability to change the focus of your eyes mostly happens due to age; this condition is known as presbyopia. On the surface of the lens, there is a line that separates the two fields of vision; far and near. The lower part has a lens that corrects your near vision, and the remaining part is usually for your far vision.

The lens part used for near-vision correction takes the following shapes:

  • Round segment
  • Half-moon shape/ D segment/ straight-top/ flat top
  • Franklin, named after the inventor of the bifocal lens Benjamin Franklin. It is also known as the full bottom half/ Executive/ E style.
  • The narrow rectangular shape is called the ribbon segment.

Bifocal Solutions at Dr. Dorothy Park & Associates

When you visit us in Columbia, SC, our eye doctor takes you through the eye and vision tests first. She then discusses the options for your vision issues, including bifocal lenses. We provide a range of bifocal eyeglass brands to choose from. Our eyeglasses come in different styles, shapes, and tastes as well. If you feel that the separating line between the two lens powers is a distraction, we can provide you with progressive lenses. Typically, progressive lenses use advanced lens technology to eliminate this line.

If you are struggling with shortsightedness and farsightedness conditions, visit us at Dr. Dorothy Park & Associates. Our eye doctor has been in private practice for many years and is well-versed with diverse eye and vision conditions.

Schedule Your Optometry Appointment with Dr. Dorothy Park & Associates

Are you struggling with farsightedness and nearsightedness conditions? At Dr. Dorothy Park & Associates in Columbia, SC, we offer eye and vision exams and provide quality vision correction. Our bifocal eyeglasses come in a range of styles, frames, and shapes. Call us today at (803) 254-6306 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Dorothy Park.


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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!"