Category: Eye Diseases

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


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


What is Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

What is Age-Related Macular Degeneration? Age-Related Macular Degeneration, also known as AMD, is a common eye condition and a leading cause of vision loss among people age 50 and older. It causes damage to the macula, a small spot near the center of the retina and the part of the eye needed for sharp, central vision, which… Read More


We offer our patients top-of-the-line eye care

Nearly three million Americans currently report suffering from vision impairment. According to experts, many more may have eye diseases and may not be aware of it. In the age range of 40 or older, 2.7 million Americans have glaucoma and 24.5 million Americans have cataracts. Cataracts affect 68% of those who are 80 or older…. Read More


Welcome Dr. Sarah Clark

We are excited to introduce Dr. Sarah Clark to our team of doctors. Dr. Clark started practicing at our Pell City and Trussville locations in August 2015. Dr. Clark graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry and specializes in the diagnosis and management of complex eye diseases as well as the pre-and post-operative management of a… 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.

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