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Who is a Good Candidate for LASIK?

LASIK can reduce or even eliminate your dependence on glasses or contacts, drastically improving how well you see and your quality of life. The procedure corrects refractive errors, including astigmatism, farsightedness, and nearsightedness. While LASIK has a high success rate for most people that choose to undergo it, you must meet specific criteria to qualify… Read More


How Do I Know If I Need Laser Cataract Surgery?

Is your vision blurry? Do you find it more challenging to drive at night due to glare and halos? These are some of the common signs of having a cataract. Most people will eventually develop cataracts as a result of aging. With age, proteins inside the eye break down and clump together on your lens,… Read More


Workplace Eye Wellness Month

March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month as designated by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. At Vision First Eye Center, we want all our patients to understand how to protect their eyes at work. There are risks to your vision whether you are doing industrial work or working at a computer in an office. Keep reading… Read More


Important Things To Know About Age-Related Macular Degeneration

February has been designated as Age-related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. ARMD (or AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in people over age 50. It affects more than 2 million people in the U.S. The staff at Vision First wants to make sure that you understand how to protect… Read More


January Is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma is often known as the silent thief of vision because it doesn’t have many symptoms. In most cases, people don’t know they have glaucoma until damage to their vision has already occurred. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world. It is estimated that several million people in the U.S. have… Read More


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


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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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