Category: Eye Exam

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


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


Women Face Higher Risk of Blindness Than Men

Studies show there is a gender gap in eye disease. Women are more likely than men to suffer from sight-threatening conditions such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, and glaucoma. In support of Healthy Vision Month in May, VisionFirst Eye Center and the American Academy of Ophthalmology remind women to make vision a top priority…. Read More


What Happens During My Annual Eye Exam?

What Happens during my Annual Eye Exam? Most people already know about the importance of preventive vision care. The best way to take care of vision problems is to keep them from happening in the first place. But sadly, most people will skip their yearly comprehensive eye exams. There are a number of reasons why… Read More


5 Ways to Protect Your Eyes from a Pterygium

Protecting yourself from developing a pterygium is probably not something you spend a lot of time thinking about. In fact, if you are like most people, you may have read the title of this blog and wondered, “what the heck is a pterygium?” If you have trouble with this word (hint: turr-idge-ee-um!) then you can… Read More


The Ins and Outs of Cataract Surgery

Is your vision getting cloudy? Are you having trouble seeing at night because of glare? Are you needing more light for reading? You may be developing cataracts. A cataract develops when the lens in the eye become cloudy, making eyesight blurry and distorted. By the age of 80, more than half of all Americans have… 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


Pediatric Myopia Control

Are you concerned that your child is getting more and more nearsighted every year? Are you really nearsighted and don’t want that for your child? There are now special contact lenses that have been shown to slow the progression of myopia considerably!* High myopia increases your risk of retinal detachments, tears, glaucoma and other retinal… Read More


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