Progressive Lenses

Progressive Lenses From Our Columbia Eye Care Professional

Dr. Dorothy Park & Associates, a Columbia, SC eye care professional can determine if multi-focal glasses (or bifocal lenses) may be right for you. Typically, adults over 40 years of age may begin to have symptoms of presbyopia. This visual condition is also called farsightedness and can be the result of a loss of elasticity of the lens of the eye. Often when people begin to lose the ability to see things close up, they will result in prescription reading glasses or choose multifocal glasses that have two or more lens powers. 


For a younger look, progressive lenses offer eyeglass wearers a no-line, multifocal eyeglass lenses that have the same appearance as single vision eyeglasses. You can't tell that the person is wearing bifocals, which is why these glasses make for a younger-looking you!

Bifocals are commonly associated with old age when they should not be. But, too often, television and movies will portray the elderly as wearing lined bifocals perched precariously low, as the person peers over the rim of the glasses for better mid-vision. With today's progressive lenses, an eye care professional can achieve near vision for reading and close-up work, mid-vision for computer screens, and far vision for driving - all in one lens.

Benefits of Progressive Lenses

  • Expect better vision at all viewing distances - including arm's length for computer screen viewing
  • The change in lens power is gradual, unlike bifocals or trifocals where the change is strict
  • Eliminates the nuisance of  'image jumping' that occurs at the line of lens power change
  • Without the visible lines common to bifocals, progressive lenses are more attractive to wear
  • Takes advantage of cutting-edge, digital design tools and new manufacturing methods for glasses

Now is a great time to make the switch to progressive lenses to address both your near and far vision issues. And if you work on computers for long periods of time, we can implement a third visual field that perfects the visual distance when seated at a computer. Often, it will take a few days to get adjusted to progressive lenses, but the same adjustment period is common for those who begin wearing bifocals also.

There are many manufacturers of progressive lenses, including Kodak and Verilux. You should also discuss premium progressive lenses with the staff at Dr. Dorothy Park & Associates. These lenses are great for fashion frames that are smaller in size. They also provide a wide field of view in both reading and distance when compared to standard progressive lenses.

Call Dr. Dorothy Park & Associates Today!

Dr. Dorothy Park & Associates are located in Columbia, SC. We accept a wide range of insurance providers and offer full-service vision services for children and adults, diabetic exams, and stem cell treatments for corneal diseases.


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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!"