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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


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


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Testimonials

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!

Nikole P.