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Benefits of Contact Lenses

Prescription Lenses From Your Columbia Optometrist

At Dr. Dorothy Park & Associates, serving Columbia, SC and the surrounding area, we offer optometry care services. Our eye care service treats conditions like pink eye while we also enhance our patient's vision, so they see clearly. One way our optometrist accomplishes this is through a contact lenses examination. 

Prescription Contact Lenses

Benefits of Contacts

Contact lenses help a person see without the need to have glasses on your face all day. They're cheaper to lose than a pair of glasses, so you don't have to worry about misplacing them. Between contact lenses and glasses, contacts are the more aesthetically appealing option. You won't have to worry about it raining on your glasses or your contacts fogging up. Plus, contacts never go out of style unlike certain looks of glasses do. 

Contact Lens Fitting 

A contact lens fitting is a bit more extensive than a standard vision examination. During a routine eye screening, you have to look into lenses and read the letters you see at different sizes. In addition, you're evaluated for refractive errors using a series of images, which you have to decide which one looks the clearest. This determines your actual prescription and if you require hard-to-fit or specialized contacts like toric lenses. We also test your vision for certain eye conditions such as glaucoma and cataracts. 

To determine the dimensions of your contacts, our optometrist will use a special machine that measures your eye. Additionally, at your eye care exam, our optometry expert will use a keratometer to find the curvature of your cornea. If you have astigmatism, you'll notice you have a prescription with an extra number since the cornea is irregularly shaped. 

Contacts We Offer

At our office, we offer a wide variety of prescriptions, so in many cases, you're able to go home with a box, or several, when you leave our office. Although we typically only keep more common scripts on stock, we're able to order your prescription and have it delivered to our office for pick up, or we can deliver it directly to your house if necessary. We advise our patients to wear their contacts for a few days before inquiring about changing the prescription. Oftentimes, it just takes a little bit of time to adjust to the lenses. Blurriness is common in common the first few days of your new contact prescription, even if you're a regular contact user. 

Schedule an Appointment with Your Columbia Optometrist

Whether you have a condition like pink eye or want contact lenses for everyday or occasional use, our optometrist at Dr. Dorothy Park & Associates, serving Columbia, SC and the surrounding area, is able to assist. Contact us today to schedule an appointment by calling 803-254-6306. 


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