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“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

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

10 Reasons to get LASIK surgery

As technology continues to advance, more and more people are starting to consider LASIK, and perhaps you are one of them! If you are considering LASIK surgery but aren’t sure if it is worth it, you aren’t alone. Many people put off LASIK surgery for years due to a variety of fears and uncertainties. Let’s… Read More

Dr. Clark Cleghern on ‘Ask the Doc’ – FOX 6

If you missed Dr. Sarah Clark Cleghern appear on ‘Ask the Doc’ on FOX 6 earlier this week, catch up here to listen to Q & A about seasonal allergies, pediatric eye exams and macular degeneration. Dr. Sarah Clark Cleghern is one of our Optometrist at our Pell City & Trussville location. Call to schedule… 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

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

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