Eye and Vision Exams

Just like you get a regular medical checkup, your eyes also need an annual exam.  This is an opportunity for the eye doctor to fully assess the health of your eyes and detect any signs of disease before it becomes a serious issue.  Regular eye and vision exams also ensure that your prescription is current as your vision changes throughout your life.

At Dr. Dorothy Park & Associates in Columbia, SC, our team provides the highest levels of vision care.  Learn what to expect when you come in for eye and vision exams.


Eye Exams for Children

Our team of optometry professionals recommend that a child’s first eye exam should be at one year old.  This should be followed by another exam at age three.  These screenings provide information about the health of their eyes and their development.

Adult Eye Exams

As we age, our vision changes.  Therefore, regular eye exams are important. Early detection of eye disease can help preserve your vision.  Issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol can significantly impact your visual health.  During the exam, the doctor will be looking for signs of glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration. 

Comprehensive Eye Exams

Most eye exams start with a visual acuity test or the eye chart.  Then the doctor will test for peripheral vision, eye coordination and movement.  This test demonstrates how well eye muscles are functioning. The pressure of each also is also checked.

Slit Lamp Microscope

Eye care professionals use a slit lamp to exam the cornea, iris and lens.  This shines a bright light into your eye so that they can examine the interior of the eye.

Eye Dilation

A comprehensive exam will include dilating the eyes.  This gives your doctor the ability to examine your retina for any signs of damage or disease. While your eyes will be light sensitive for a short period following the exam, this is a valuable tool in preserving your eye health.

Glass and Contact

If you are prescribed glasses or contact for the first time, our team of professionals will help you get the right ones for your lifestyle. We are also ready to help when you need to update from lenses.

At Dr. Dorothy Park & Associates, our team wants to have the best vision and eye health possible.  We recommend regular eye and vision exams at our office in Columbia, SC. We provide a full range of eye care services to meet your needs.  Do not put off caring for your eyes.  It is too important to your quality of life.  Our team is committed to providing quality eye care.  Call us today for an appointment!


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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!"