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  • Eyeglasses vs. Contacts

    19 Sep 2017 | 0 Comments

    As your Birmingham, AL optometrists and ophthalmologists, one of the most common questions we at Callahan Eye Clinic get from our patients is whether to go with eyeglasses or contacts for their daily lives. Truthfully, there’s no real answer to this question. Each choice has its own features that can make it optimal for one person, while unsuitable for the next person. In order to help make your decision easier, we’d like to give you a quick list of some of the pros and cons for choosing each one.

  • Which Eye Doctor Should a Diabetic See?

    15 Aug 2017 | 0 Comments

    At Callahan Eye Clinic, we’re glad to provide quality eye care in Birmingham, AL for patients of all conditions. We’re even capable of offering diabetic eye care to patients who have diabetes. Diabetes can interfere with a patient’s body and a number of different organs in potentially negative ways. The eyes are just one example of this. Since a diabetic has different eye care needs, does it matter what kind of eye doctor he or she sees? Read on...

  • All About Cataracts

    20 Jun 2017 | 0 Comments

    As your trusted ophthalmologists and optometrists in Birmingham, AL, we at Callahan Eye Clinic make it our goal to provide you with the best in compassionate eye care. This dedication isn’t simply just when you step into our Birmingham, AL office – we aim to be there for you whenever you have any questions regarding your visual health. Having said that, we’d like to provide you with a simple and informative guide about one of the most common eye conditions that can affect your visual health – cataracts.

  • Do Carrots Really Help Your Eyesight?

    14 Apr 2017 | 0 Comments

    When most people want to improve their eyesight, they generally go to their eye doctor. As your trusted Birmingham, AL eye doctor, we at Callahan Eye Clinic are glad to provide the eye care and treatments necessary to help you achieve good eyesight. However, there are also some people who believe that all you have to do is eat the proper foods in order to improve your eyesight. Having said that, it shouldn’t be a surprise that one of the most common questions that we get is whether carrots really help your eyesight...

  • PROMOTION: Say Bii To Dry Eyes!

    08 Mar 2017 | 0 Comments

    Callahan Eye Clinic in Birmingham is committed to helping our patients see their full potential. Every winter, we hear our patients suffer more than usual from Dry Eye Syndrome. This is likely due to the fact that being indoors with heat increases the likelihood of your eyes drying out. Last month we discussed some Dry Eye Syndrome symptoms and effective treatment methods in a Dry Eyes Blog. This month, we’ve decided to band together with some of our eye drop partners and offer a free Dry Eye Treatment Bag for anyone who comes in for an appointment and mentions this blog!

  • Dry Eyes

    13 Feb 2017 | 0 Comments

    As your trusted choice when you’re looking for eye care in or around Birmingham, AL, we at Callahan Eye Clinic are proud to go above and beyond to satisfy your needs. Not only do we provide standard eye exams and screenings, but we also provide high-quality services to treat a variety of eye conditions. One of these eye conditions that we’re able to treat is dry eye syndrome. Dry eye is one of the most common eye problems and there are about three million cases of it per year. As your trusted Birmingham, AL eye doctor, we’ll make sure it’s not something you’ll have to suffer with. If you believe you have this condition, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

  • Cataract Surgery: Alternative Premium Options During Surgery

    05 Dec 2016 | 0 Comments

    At Callahan Eye Clinic, we’re proud to offer the most advanced, state-of-the-art technology available. Beyond, we’re fortunate to have a doctor like Dr. Callahan who is able to make full use of this technology, so you’re able to provide the best eye care possible. Nevertheless, we are asked by patients frequently what options there are other than the standard intraocular lenses during cataract surgery because the standard intraocular lenses can still require patients to wear glasses even after surgery. This blog will help you explore alternative methods and premium IOLs that can enhance the benefits of your cataract surgery and allow you to live a glasses-free life.

  • Flex Spending To The Rescue: Don’t Get Trapped In The Donut Hole

    14 Nov 2016 | 0 Comments

    Callahan Eye Clinic has proudly been a part of the Birmingham community for over 40 years and we’ve helped a lot of patients not only “see” their full potential, but also navigate the tricky waters of insurance, financing and more. Toward the end of the year, every year, we are asked a lot of questions concerning flex spending accounts (also known as FSAs) and the gap between maxed-out insurance benefits and the new year (also known as “the donut hole”). We’ve decided to create a blog to expand on this topic.

  • Caring for Your Eyeglasses

    07 Nov 2016 | 0 Comments

    Category: Eyeglasses

    Callahan Eye Clinic is proud to be your choice when you’re looking for an eye clinic in and around Birmingham, AL. As your trusted Birmingham optometrist, we’re glad to help you out with any eye problems you may have. One common worry that patients sometimes have is about taking care of their eyeglasses. To alleviate these concerns, we’ve provided a list of steps for you in order to best take care of your eyeglasses.

  • A Refresher On Caring For Your Contact Lenses

    03 Aug 2016 | 0 Comments

    Category: Contact Lens Care

    As your Birmingham, AL eye clinic, we take the care of your eyes very seriously. Our services are all meant to provide you with the best vision possible, and our doctors are eager to educate our patients about how best to keep eye care up even after you exit our office. If you are a contact lens wearer, chances are you’ve heard some tips for keeping your lenses clean – many patients, however, struggle with eye infections due to improper contact lens care, so we’d like to provide you with a few refreshers on contact lens care.

  • Five Foods That Are Good for Your Eyes

    03 Aug 2016 | 0 Comments

    Category: General Eye Care Tips

    When most people think about foods that promote eyesight, they think of carrots first. While it’s true that carrots offer a wide variety of health benefits for the eyes, there are many other foods that provide equally beneficial nutrients. Take it from your Birmingham, AL, eye clinic and include the following five foods in your diet.

  • Signs That Your Child May Need an Eye Exam

    03 Aug 2016 | 0 Comments

    Category: Eye Exams

    At Callahan Eye Clinic, we’re dedicated to delivering the best in ophthalmology in and around the Birmingham, AL area. That means not only offering efficient and cost-effective treatments for eye conditions, but also providing a friendly environment that’s perfect for the children of the family as well. It’s important to bring your children in for an eye exam, but it’s not uncommon for many parents to have a difficult time telling when that should be. Having said that, we’d like to help you out by alerting you to several signs that show that your child may be in need of a visit to the Callahan Eye Clinic.

  • Why Buying Eyeglasses Online May Not Be a Good Idea

    03 Aug 2016 | 0 Comments

    Category: Eyeglasses

    If you’re thinking about buying a pair of glasses, you may have noticed that it’s becoming more common for eyeglasses to be purchased online. However, this may not always be the best idea. Here are a couple of reasons why we feel that you should think twice before buying your glasses online.