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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


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


Astigmatism: What it is and Why it Matters

By: Carolyn B. Hebson, MD Astigmatism is not an eye disease but rather a type of refractive error, like nearsightedness or farsightedness, which causes a problem with how the eye focuses light. In an eye with astigmatism, light fails to come to a single focal point on the retina to produce clear vision. Instead, multiple… Read More


5 Ways Contacts Make Your Beauty Routine Less Fabulous

Whether you’re a minimalist who prefers the au naturel look or you go for glamour at all hours, makeup can present unexpected challenges for contact wearers. Because handling your lenses in and out every day presents opportunities for contamination, it’s important to make sure anything coming in close contact with your eyes is clean and high quality,… Read More


When is the Right Time to Consider LASIK?

Squinting your way through the workday because you left those pesky glasses at home for the third time this week? It’s only for another month or so, you promise yourself, I’ll look into LASIK when the time is right. Well, what if that perfect time never comes, huh? Have you thought about that?? Lucky for you, it… Read More


10 Myths About LASIK

1. LASIK can’t fix astigmatism Actually, it can. Well probably. If you have an astigmatism, you likely already know what it is and have used the football analogy to describe it to people who have no idea what you’re talking about. But, can LASIK turn your football-shaped cornea into a basketball? (Okay, we promise no… Read More


Planning for Parenthood and LASIK

When you’re planning for parenthood, if there’s one thing you’re probably not thinking about, it’s an elective medical procedure for yourself. You’re probably more concerned with the conception, baby proofing, work/life balance and how you’re going to fit a little bundle of joy into the big mess of life. However, taking care of yourself is… 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


VisionFirst 15th Anniversary – 15% OFF LASIK

Happy 15th Anniversary to VisionFirst 15% OFF LASIK for 15 Years with VisionFirst Are you tired of the love / hate relationship with your glasses or contact lenses? It’s time to break that chain by having iLASIK. There’s no better time than now since we are offering 15%OFF LASIK to celebrate VisionFirst being in business… Read More


Introducing the iDesign to LASIK Patients

iDesign – Customized Treatment Plan Vision First is happy to announce the addition of the iDesign® wavefront analyzer from AMO-VISX to our practice.  We are proud to be the first in Birmingham to offer this high-definition, advanced technology to our patients.  iDesign measures the internal optics and surface of the eye more precisely than conventional methods. … Read More


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