Category: Pediatric Eye Exams

What Does A Pediatric Optometrist Do?

Does your child have a difficult time learning or reading? Have you noticed that one of your child’s eyes turns out or in? A pediatric optometrist is an eye doctor specifically trained to treat children. These eye doctors can diagnose, treat, prevent, and manage certain conditions that can affect the vision and eyes of children…. 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


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


Comprehensive Eye Exams for Infants

Babies aren’t born with the ability to focus their eyes or move between two images — they learn how to visually process the world around them over time. While most babies develop these abilities without much trouble, occasionally, vision problems can show up during infancy. Early eye exams can help identify any vision problems that… Read More


5 Reasons the Athlete in All of Us Hates Glasses

  Whether you’re just shooting hoops with friends or practicing with the pros, you want to feel like you’re the best in the game. Your glasses, though, are not in it to win it. The athlete in us all is perpetually in conflict with those frames resting on our face. Here are the five ways… Read More


Why Pediatric Eye Exams are Important and What to Expect

Did you know that 80 percent of your child’s learning happens visually? This means if your child has untreated vision problems, it could impact them academically, socially, and personally. Your optometrist will check for many different things during your child’s yearly eye exam. Pediatric eye exams are fairly similar to adult eye exams; your optometrist … 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


Protective Eyewear A Large Part of Proper Pediatric Eye Care

  Oftentimes, conversations about pediatric eye care revolve around eye exams, vision tests, and glasses. But an often forgotten area is safety measures and protective eyewear. Children participate in a wide range of activities whether it be organized sports or informal play, and knowing how to best protect one of their most valued organs –… Read More


Don’t Forget Your Child’s Back To School Eye Exam!

  Though it seems as if school just got out, you are probably planning for the start of the new academic year. As you cast a discerning eye around your home to seek out salvageable supplies, don’t forget another important back-to-school must: an eye exam. Annual eye exams are a vital part of pediatric eye… Read More


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