Yearly Archives: 2018

10 Myths About LASIK

1. LASIK can’t fix astigmatism Actually, it can. Well probably. If you have an astigmatism, you likely already know what it is and have used the football analogy to describe it to people who have no idea what you’re talking about. But, can LASIK turn your football-shaped cornea into a basketball? (Okay, we promise no… Read More

No Fireworks Are Safe, Even “Innocent” Sparklers Can Cause Serious Eye Injuries

Fireworks injuries cause approximately 10,000 visits to the emergency department each year. Most of those visits involve children who suffer thousands of eye injuries.1 Though the most disabling injuries occur with illegal firecrackers, most injuries are caused by legal fireworks parents buy for their children, such as sparklers, firecrackers, bottle rockets, and Roman candles. Every… Read More

Comprehensive Eye Exams for Infants

Babies aren’t born with the ability to focus their eyes or move between two images — they learn how to visually process the world around them over time. While most babies develop these abilities without much trouble, occasionally, vision problems can show up during infancy. Early eye exams can help identify any vision problems that… Read More

Planning for Parenthood and LASIK

When you’re planning for parenthood, if there’s one thing you’re probably not thinking about, it’s an elective medical procedure for yourself. You’re probably more concerned with the conception, baby proofing, work/life balance and how you’re going to fit a little bundle of joy into the big mess of life. However, taking care of yourself is… Read More

5 Reasons the Athlete in All of Us Hates Glasses

  Whether you’re just shooting hoops with friends or practicing with the pros, you want to feel like you’re the best in the game. Your glasses, though, are not in it to win it. The athlete in us all is perpetually in conflict with those frames resting on our face. Here are the five ways… Read More

Three Things Patients Should Know About Cataracts

Approximately 25 million Americans have cataracts, which causes cloudy, blurry or dim vision and often develops with advancing age. This June, VisionFirst Eye Center joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in observing Cataract Awareness Month by sharing three things everyone should know about the condition and its treatment. As everyone grows older, the lenses of… Read More

How to Choose the Best Glasses for Your Style

Whether you’re a busy mom, an active athlete, or a professional who works behind a desk all day, there are lenses to fit every lifestyle. But what good are lenses without the perfect frames? Keep reading for tips on how to choose the best lenses and frames for your style! Which Frame Fits My Style?… Read More

Women Face Higher Risk of Blindness Than Men

Studies show there is a gender gap in eye disease. Women are more likely than men to suffer from sight-threatening conditions such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, and glaucoma. In support of Healthy Vision Month in May, VisionFirst Eye Center and the American Academy of Ophthalmology remind women to make vision a top priority…. Read More

How to Prevent Sports-Related Eye Injuries

  There are a lot of positive things to be gained by playing sports. Physical exercise, camaraderie, and teamwork are just a few of the advantages sports can bring to your life. But did you know that each year, an estimated 100,000 people get hurt in sports-related eye injuries? And many of these eye injuries… Read More

Top 4 Foods for Healthy Eyes

Are you getting all of the nutrients your body needs for optimal eye health? Making sure you’re getting the right amount of nutrition to keep yourself healthy can be difficult, and many people don’t take into consideration what their eyes might need, too. While eating a healthy diet cannot cure eye disease, making a habit… Read More

CALL 205-949-2020
order contacts
request appointment
patient portal
VisionFirst Eye Center Logo