Yearly Archives: 2017

Cataract Surgery: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

This holiday season, you will probably spend a lot of time thinking about what gifts to buy for friends and family. But what about giving yourself the gift of better vision? If you have been living with cataracts for a while it may be time to consider the life-changing benefits of cataract surgery. Cataracts cause… Read More

The Benefits of Modern Cataract Surgery

A cataract forms when the lens of the eye becomes cloudy and vision is impaired. Cataracts are often a result of aging and may start in your forties and fifties.  They usually begin to affect your vision over the age of 60. In the beginning, cataracts can develop so slowly that vision changes may be… Read More

4 Ways to Have a Safe and Fun Halloween

Halloween is a favorite holiday for people of all ages. Your kids may be the most excited to dress up and eat candy but adults can join in on the fun too. And regardless of your age, there are certain Halloween precautions everyone should take. Did you know that every year there are hundreds of… 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

“I’m Afraid of LASIK” — Your Fears Debunked

When it comes to LASIK, it can be hard to separate fact from fiction. There is always that one nervous relative who has a friend, who has a cousin, who knows someone that had a terrible experience during their LASIK procedure. Fortunately, LASIK has become very commonplace in the last ten years or so as… Read More

Safety Information about The Solar Eclipse

  VisionFirst Eye Center 3240 Edwards Lake Parkway Suite 100 Birmingham, AL 35235 CONTACT: Mandy McDaniel PR & Marketing Manager (205) 949-1406 For immediate release: VisionFirst Eye Center like many others was led to believe that our glasses were ISO approved. However, our distributor released a statement this weekend stating that because they did… Read More

LASIK Questions and Answers from a Refractive Surgeon

Have questions about LASIK surgery? Get the answers straight from one of our Cornea and Refractive-Trained Ophthalmologists, Dr. Carolyn Hebson, M.D. WHAT IS REFRACTIVE SURGERY? Refractive surgery is surgery used for the treatment of myopia (nearsighted), hyperopia (farsighted), and astigmatism. The purpose of refractive surgery is to reduce or eliminate your need for glasses or… Read More

Beyond the Cool: How Sunglasses Protect Your Vision

  You already know that UV rays are bad for your skin. But did you know that they are harmful to your eyes as well? UV rays can damage your eyes and put you at elevated risk for developing macular degeneration, cataracts, and even cancer. And UV damage is cumulative so it is even more… 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

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