Yearly Archives: 2019

Safe Toys and Celebrations Month

December is the time that millions of families have holiday celebrations! Gift-giving is part of those traditions.  It is no coincidence that many organizations have named December Safe Toys and Celebrations Month. Don’t let this time of fun and joy turn into a tragedy for your family! Keep reading for some tips to keep this… Read More


How Diabetes Can Affect Your Vision

Many people with diabetes can live long and healthy lives. When high blood sugar levels are not controlled, there can be serious damage.  This can happen to the heart, kidneys, feet, ears, and eyes.  The key to managing diabetes is through diet, exercise, and taking medications.  November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month, so it’s… Read More


Best Of Birmingham 2019

Each year, Birmingham Magazine releases the results of its Best of Birmingham poll. This is the who’s who of our city and we’re proud to announce VisionFirst Eye Center won in several categories this year! Keep reading to learn more! Best Ophthalmologist, Dr. Mark Bearman As an ophthalmologist who has performed over twenty-five thousand cataract… Read More


Halloween Safety Month

Halloween should be a fun holiday filled with costumes and treats that all kids can enjoy. Every year at Halloween hundreds of children ends up in the hospital with eye injuries.  Take some simple precautions that will keep your kids safe while they have a great Halloween! Street Safety It is safer to take your… Read More


September Is Healthy Aging Month

Did you know that September is Healthy Aging Month? There are lots of programs and articles for seniors about eating well and exercising.  But they don’t usually mention good vision. We want to focus on healthy aging in relation to your eyes. Keep reading for 7 lifestyle habits that may help you maintain good vision… Read More


Protecting Your Children From Eye Injuries

August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month. Thousands of children suffer eye injuries each year. Many children sustain permanent damage to their vision. Over 90% of these injuries are preventable if parents understand the potential dangers. Keep reading to learn more about how to protect your children from eye injuries this August! Indoor Safety… Read More


10 Reasons to get LASIK – 20% OFF by July 15*

As technology continues to advance, more and more people are starting to consider LASIK, and perhaps you are one of them! If you are considering LASIK surgery but aren’t sure if it is worth it, you aren’t alone. Many people put off LASIK surgery for years due to a variety of fears and uncertainties. Let’s set those… Read More


Hello Summer! – 20% OFF SUNGLASSES*

Summertime is here! It is that time of year that we spend a lot of time outdoors at the pool, the beach, hiking, traveling, sporting events, etc. Your eyes need to be protected. Take advantage of our June 20% OFF Sunglasses sale and start protecting your eyes today. Sunglasses are more than just a fashion… Read More


The Truth About LASIK by: Carolyn B. Hebson, MD

LASIK is a well-established procedure for the treatment of near sightedness, far sightedness, and astigmatism. To date, over 16 million procedures have been performed worldwide, making LASIK among the most common elective surgeries. But there are common misconceptions about LASIK, which may be holding people back from experiencing the benefits of this remarkable procedure. In… Read More


Hate having your eyes dilated? By: J. Andrew Ho, OD

Do you hate going to the eye doctor and having your eyes dilated? If you answered yes, then you are with the majority. Why do we dilate your eyes at the eye doctor? The answer is simple: we need to see the back of your eye; also known as the retina. “Why do I need… Read More


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Dr Bearman and his staff are so nice and professional. They have calmed me and made me feel ready for my cataract surgery. The whole staff goes out of the way to make you feel important.

Rita W. 

Dr. Doss is an amazing eye doctor. My daughter who is 4 years old saw her and she was the most caring, sensitive doctor she has seen in a while. Dr. Doss is a must a see doctor!

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