VisionFirst is extremely excited to introduce the newest member of their team, Dr. Andrew Ho. 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 and post-operative surgical care including cataract and refractive surgeries.
Dr. Ho grew up in Gadsden, AL and attended The University of Alabama for his undergraduate degree. He graduated summa cum laude even while participating in the University of Alabama’s rowing team. Dr. Ho earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Upon graduation, Dr. Ho was the recipient of the Vision America Co-Management Award, demonstrating proficiency in providing co-management care.
Dr. Ho then completed primary care and ocular disease residency at Gallup Indian Medical Center in New Mexico providing medical optometry to the Navajo nation in a multi-specialty hospital. He served as the on-call eye provider for a level III trauma center during his residency, providing him with extensive experience with complex cases, ocular emergencies, and trauma. This experience allowed him to excel in delivering high-quality care in a multidisciplinary setting with a focus on systemic care such as diabetes/hypertension and autoimmune diseases.
He currently resides in the Birmingham area. He is involved as a member of the Alabama Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. In his free time, he enjoys being outdoors, sports, running, swimming, volunteering, cooking, and traveling.