Disposable Contact Lenses in Columbia, SC
Contact lenses are one of the most innovative technologies the optometry world offers. Not only do they correct one’s vision to minute details, but they make everyday life much easier. Whether you’re an athlete, an employee, a student or a family member—vision corrected with contact lenses offer long-lasting benefits. Our staff at Dr. Dorothy Park and Associates want to help Columbia, SC, patients achieve the most—and we’re here to show you how a contact lens exam can change your life.
How Do Disposable Contact Lenses Work?
Just like eyeglasses, disposable contact lenses correct a patient’s vision. They are, however, much more convenient than traditional glasses. By altering the way light rays reach your retina, they can correct a number of seeing impairments.
If you’re farsighted, light rays fail to create a focal point when they reach the retina. When this happens, your eyes can’t focus. Disposable contact lenses correct this by making light rays converge—enhancing your focusing power.
If you’re nearsighted, light rays focus much too early in your eye. They intersect in a focal point ahead of the eye’s retina—instead of directly on it. In this case, contact lenses redirect the light rays—reducing the eye’s focusing power, moving the focus point back onto the retina.
Wearing Contact Lenses
Your disposable contact lenses rest on your corneas. They’re roughly as wide as your pupils are when there are low-light conditions. They’re incredibly thin, often having a thickness less than 0.1 millimeters. Because you can place and remove your contact lenses as needed, they’re incredibly convenient.
Scheduling Your Contact Lens Exam
Before you get contact lenses, you’ll need to get a contact lens prescription. This prescription contains specific information about your eye, detailing how your optometrist can correct them to achieve optimum vision.
Your contact and eyeglass prescriptions aren’t the same. As such, you may need a separate prescription for contacts even if you have glasses. Dr. Dorothy Park and Associates can help. We’ve provided patients with high-quality optometry services for years, and we love our Columbia, SC, community.
Call us Today!
If you’re ready to enhance your vision—give us a call at 803-254-6306. Our experienced medical professionals can give you the perfect fit for your eye’s measurements, seeing needs and day-to-day lifestyle. Once we’ve conducted a contact lens exam, we’ll help you try on your first pair. Get the most out of your vision with disposable contact lenses, and enhance your lifestyle like never before.