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  • Importance of Sunglasses
    See and Look Your Best with Prescription Sunglasses When most people think of sunglasses, they envision high fashion and style. However, prescription sunglasses from Dr. Dorothy Park & Associates in Columbia, Read more
  • Polarized Glasses
    Polarized Glasses Polarized glasses reduce glare and protect your eyes when you are outdoors, especially if you perform activities around water or snow. Dr. Dorothy Park & Associates in Columbia, S.C., Read more
  • Glaucoma Treatment Options
    Are You Concerned About Glaucoma? If you're like most of our patients, even though you enjoy living in Columbia, the second-largest city in South Carolina, you like a bit of small-town Read more
  • Importance of Sunglasses During Winter
    The Importance of Sunglasses During Winter While most people typically associate wearing sunglasses with the summertime, it is equally essential during the winter months. Many eye experts agree that during the Read more
  • Orthokeratology
    Orthokeratology Many people who rely on glasses or contact lenses to see correctly find it to be a hassle. Some people choose LASIK surgery to see correctly. However, not everyone is Read more
  • Keratoconus Treatment From Dr. Dorothy Park & Associates
    Keratoconus: Cause Unknown, Treatment Essential Keratoconus is a condition in which your cornea becomes thinner and begins to bulge. It affects your sight and can make it difficult to see. In Read more
  • Signs That Your Kids Have Vision Problems
    Signs Your Kids Might Have Vision Problems Our kids don’t always tell us if their eyes are bothering them. We must pay close attention to what they do to know if Read more
  • Back To School Vision Care
    Back To School Vision Care with our Columbia Optometrist at Dr. Dorothy Park & Associates Before you or your loved one goes back to school, pay a visit to Dr. Read more
  • When To See Our Optometrist in Columbia
    When To See Our Optometrist in Columbia, SC Taking care of your eye health is extremely important. Seeing our optometrist for an eye exam can help to find problems quickly so Read more
  • What To Expect During a Contact Lens Fitting
    What To Expect During a Contact Lens Fitting at our Columbia Optometrist Your first contact lens fitting may seem nerve-wracking, but the fitting is relatively simple and very thorough. These small Read more
  • How Fruits and Veggies Impact Your Vision
    Fruits & Veggies and How They Impact Vision: More Matters Month with Dr. Dorothy Park & Associates When it comes to eye health, your diet is important. Your vision can be Read more
  • Contact Lenses vs Traditional Glasses
    Contact Lenses vs Traditional Glasses: Our Columbia Optometrist Explains the Difference Correcting your vision requires the right type of lenses for your eyes. Depending on your situation, you may decide to wear Read more
  • How to Prepare For An Eye Exam
    How to Prepare For An Eye Exam at our Columbia Optometrist Going in for an eye exam plays an important role in keeping your eyes healthy. The problem is that you Read more
  • Eye Trauma: A Very Serious Matter
    Eye Trauma: A Very Serious Matter Eye trauma is difficult to deal with. In most cases, you will know if you have suffered an injury to your eye, but there are Read more
  • Blue Light Dangers from our Optometrist
    The Dangers of Blue Light Blue light has become almost ubiquitous in modern life. It is generated by computer screens, phone screens, and other such displays. It also comes from some Read more
  • The Importance of Diabetic Eye Exams
    Diabetic Eye Exams with our Columbia Optometrist When you have diabetes, it can affect many different parts of your body, including your eyes. This disease puts you at risk of diabetic Read more

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Tuesday:

7:30 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-4:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

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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!"
    Janet
  • "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."
    Daniel
  • "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!"
    -Miek
  • "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!"
    -MoMo.
  • "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."
    Chris
  • "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!"
    Sandy