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The Evolution of LASIK by Carolyn Hebson, MD

  The Evolution of LASIK, Understanding the Technology and Terminology By Carolyn Hebson, M.D. Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive Surgeon 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. LASIK is essentially… Read More


iStent Treatment for Glaucoma during Cataract Surgery

iSTENT INJECT® Treatment for Glaucoma during Cataract Surgery by Carolyn B. Hebson, MD VisionFirst Eye Center is proud to offer the iStent inject® which is FDA approved for the treatment of mild to moderate glaucoma in conjunction with cataract surgery. The iStent inject® is next-generation technology and an improvement of the original iStent which has… Read More


5 Reasons Why Glasses and Halloween Don’t Mix!

Leaves are changing colors. Awards hopefuls are coming to theaters. This can only mean one thing: it’s fall. And with fall comes one other thing: Halloween 🙂 Halloween’s a scream, and while you’re excited about what the holiday may hold, there are also a lot of questions weighing on you. Will Ken Bone be too… Read More


Best of Birmingham 2018

Each year, Birmingham magazine polls readers to discover the “Best of Birmingham”. This year, VisonFirst Eye Center was voted one of Birmingham’s “Best Eye Centers” and Dr. Mark Bearman was chosen as Birmingham’s Best Ophthalmologist! Birmingham magazine is the definitive guide to life in and around the Magic City. Each issue celebrates the cultural events, flourishing… Read More


Astigmatism: What it is and Why it Matters

By: Carolyn B. Hebson, MD Astigmatism is not an eye disease but rather a type of refractive error, like nearsightedness or farsightedness, which causes a problem with how the eye focuses light. In an eye with astigmatism, light fails to come to a single focal point on the retina to produce clear vision. Instead, multiple… Read More


5 Ways Contacts Make Your Beauty Routine Less Fabulous

Whether you’re a minimalist who prefers the au naturel look or you go for glamour at all hours, makeup can present unexpected challenges for contact wearers. Because handling your lenses in and out every day presents opportunities for contamination, it’s important to make sure anything coming in close contact with your eyes is clean and high quality,… Read More


VisionFirst is Home to Birmingham’s “Best Ophthalmologist”

Dr. Mark Bearman has been selected as Birmingham’s “Best Ophthalmologist” in a poll by Birmingham Magazine readers. Dr. Bearman, president of VisionFirst Eye Center, has been practicing ophthalmology since 1989. Dr. Bearman has performed more than twenty-five thousand cataract surgeries over the course of his career. He is an experienced ophthalmologist who also performs state-of-the-art vision correction… Read More


When is the Right Time to Consider LASIK?

Squinting your way through the workday because you left those pesky glasses at home for the third time this week? It’s only for another month or so, you promise yourself, I’ll look into LASIK when the time is right. Well, what if that perfect time never comes, huh? Have you thought about that?? Lucky for you, it… Read More


VisionFirst Welcomes Dr. Andrew Ho

  VisionFirst is extremely excited to introduce the newest member of their team, Dr. Andrew Ho, who will be seeing patients at our Alabaster location. Dr. Ho specializes in the diagnosis and management of ocular diseases, as well as providing comprehensive eye care for children and adults. Dr. Ho has extensive experience in managing pre… Read More


Back to school! Good vision and overall eye health are vital to learning

Back-to-school time is just around the corner, and the scramble to buy school clothes and new pencils, backpacks and notebooks has begun. We want to remind busy parents not to neglect one of the most important learning tools: their children’s eyes. Good vision and overall eye health are vital to learning. VisionFirst Eye Center joins… 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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