Dr. John Long, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 63

Dr. John Long, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Birmingham, AL and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Iowa College of Medicine medical school in 1979. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Long to book an appointment.

Dr. Long

Alabama Ophthalmology Assocs

1000 19th St S Birmingham, AL 35205
Accepting new patients

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Dr. Long's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Blind Hypotensive Eye
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Dr. Long treats Blind Hypotensive Eye more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Long treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Eyelid Disorders
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Dr. Long treats Eyelid Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Long treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Eyelid Surgery
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Dr. Long performs Eyelid Surgery more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Long performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Long's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Canthotomy
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Headache
  • Keratitis
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Nearsightedness
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Trichiasis
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects

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(205) 930-0700

Dr. Long accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Long's Reviews

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4.7

Based on 40 ratings

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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (34)
  • Appointment scheduling (33)
  • Explained conditions well (33)
What could be improved
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions (3)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (3)
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Really great doctor. The results of my eyelids are amazing and he took the best care ever. He cares! I couldn't have been more pleased. Thank you, Dr. Long!
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Charlotte – Jan 22, 2021
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Dr Long performed a Ptosis repair on my right eye and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results! Not only is my eye perfect now, Dr Long and his wonderful staff took the best care of me. I felt so comfortable in his office. The wait was short but when I saw him I felt like he spent a lot of time with me. He made me feel at ease during the procedure which was virtually pain free. I have had amazing results and I couldn’t be more grateful! Thank you Dr Long! You are the best!!! Great personality and an excellent doctor, I wouldn’t go to anyone else. Also a great staff, so kind and caring!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Patricia Guy – Oct 14, 2020
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Dr. Long performed an upper eye lift and it looks amazing. Such a noticeable difference without any clue I had anything done. I’ve been in the medical profession for over 20 years and hands down he has an outstanding bedside manner, a very professional office staff, and I would recommend anyone considering reconstructive or cosmetic eye surgery to not proceed until having a consultation with Dr. Long. Thank you for taking such care before, during, and after the procedure.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Carrie – Feb 26, 2020
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My eyelids were so bad they were affecting my peripheral vision. I was afraid the surgery would leave me with that perpetually surprised look. But NO. They look very natural and I still look like myself, just a lot better. There was minimal discomfort during and after the procedure. I could not be happier. THANK YOU, Dr Long!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Nov 08, 2019
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My eyelids had gotten so bad I was unable to see any more without holding my eyebrows up to get my eyelids out of my line of sight. I was very hesitant about having any kind of plastic surgery performed and had put it off for more years than I should have. Dr. Long did a blepharoplasty on both eyes and they look great! I can see now and I am beyond thankful for that! His staff was courteous and very helpful with appointments and scheduling surgery. They took care of it all and I didn't have to do anything. Dr. Long was great about answering any of my questions. He LISTENED to me and my wants and don't wants. He was very kind with a wonderful beside manner. I don't really care about a doctor's bedside manner as long as the results are good, but it was a plus that Dr. Long did have a good bed side manner. Dr. Long did a wonderful job on both my eyes. I could not possibly be any happier with the results. It wasn't too much or not enough....it was just right!
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JWalters – Aug 09, 2019
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I had Ptosis Repair surgery. I regained my periphery vision and younger looking eyes as a bonus. Dr. Long is a wonderful surgeon.
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May 10, 2019
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Dr. Long performed lower eyelid surgery on my eyes. He did a fantastic job and was pleasant and caring, too (as was his staff). He is the best!
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May 08, 2019
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So impressed with the entire experience at Alabama Oculoplastic Associates - fast, friendly and professional. Dr. Long took extra time to make our experience amazing.
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May 01, 2019
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I was so nervous about having eye surgery but Dr. Long "talked me off the ledge" and I am so glad he did. The procedure went without a hitch and the results were fantastic. My eyes feel better than they have in months and they will only get better.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Diane R. in AL – Sep 27, 2018
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I've never been as pleased with a doctor or any previous surgeries as I am with Dr. Long and his work. He performed surgery hon both of my upper eyelids. My eyelids were drooping so much I literlally had a small slit left in both eyes. I looked older, tired and unhealthy. He also told me I had Ptosis. He did an outstanding job. Dr. Long was very patient with my questions and concerns. I've been told I look great. He and his entire staff have been excellent. He is the best! ! !
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kathy Leonard in Birmingham , AL – Aug 05, 2018
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Dr. Long was amazing with my 8 year old son. He took time to listen to us and cared for him with compassion! I would highly recommend him and his staff!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Carla Lagace in AL – Jul 25, 2018
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Dr. Long did eyelid surgery on my eyes in March, OMG excellent job!!! My eyelids did not swell much and they did not turn blue. I’m so happy with the results! It’s so funny the people that I work with didn’t realize that I have blue eyes. I received so many compliments, which always makes you feel good. I am an educator, so therefore If I could give a grade it would have to be an A++.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Diane in AL – Jun 13, 2018
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Dr. Long is simply AMAZING! I can not say enough good things about him. He performed upper eyelid surgery on me due to droopy eyelids that were interfering with my vision and I feel like a brand new person. Not only can I see much better but it has taken 10 years off of my reflection in the mirror. Dr. Long specializes in cosmetic surgery of the eye and the eye only which is why I chose him. Please, if you are considering eyelid surgery of any kind, see Dr. Long.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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CSmith in Trussville, AL – Jun 12, 2018
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In January of this year, 2018, Dr. John A. Long performed eyelid surgery on both of my eyes. I could not be more pleased with Dr. Long, the experience, and the results. Before the surgery, my eyelids were so heavy that my vision was impaired to the degree that I was looking through my eyelashes, had difficulty reading, and could not perform well enough in eye exams to get an accurate prescription for my glasses. On my first appointment with Dr. Long, he listened to my frustration ... (more)
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Karen Anderson in Hoover, AL – Mar 21, 2018
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Great decision to use Dr Long... I had to have a revision done on my eyelid from a previous surgery with another doctor and Dr Long assured me on the first visit that he could repair my droopy eyelid..He repaired it within 30 minutes in the office with no problems.. I only had a small amount of bruising and very little swelling.. No pain at all....Now it looks great!! So sad I didn't go to Dr Long to have my eyelid surgery in the beginning..
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Jan 27, 2018
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I had an amazing experience with Dr. Long. Dr. Long came highly recommended and certainly lived up to all my expectations. I felt very confident with Dr. Long from the initial consultation thru my eyelid lift procedure and knew I had made the right decision and was in good hands. Dr. Long is highly skilled, professional yet relatable, patient and answered all my questions. His staff was friendly and accommodating. My eyes look terrific, thanks again, Dr. Long! C. Martin
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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C Martin in Al – Aug 21, 2017
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I would recommend Dr. Long to anyone who is considering eyelid surgery. He explained to me what I should expect. He kept me at ease during the entire procedure. I never experienced pain. I am so VERY pleased with the outcome!!!!! THANKS!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Birmingham, AL – Sep 28, 2016
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I love this doctor. He was able to fix my dropping eyelid. I can now see so much better. My friends tell me I look a lot better as well!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Betty in Birmingham, AL – Sep 27, 2016
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I can't say enough about how happy I am with this guy. Dr. Long was recommended to my by friends and then I saw my doctor and she also recommended Dr. Long. He spent a lot of time with me and made sure I was well informed and comfortable with my decision to have cosmetic surgery. The surgery was easy. I am soooooo happy. I would recommend Dr. Long to anyone. Thanks!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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HAPPY BLEPHAROPLASTY PATIENT in Birmingham, AL – Aug 18, 2016
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Dr. Long is an outstanding surgeon and I'm extremely happy with the eyelid lift procedure, which helps me to see better but (according to lots of folks I trust) also makes me look younger. His staff is very helpful and went out of their way to make me feel comfortable and confident.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Greg W. in Birmingham, AL – Aug 18, 2016
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Biography

Dr. John Long, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Birmingham, AL and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

1988
University of California-Los Angeles
Fellowship Hospital
1987
University of California-Los Angeles
Residency Hospital
1984
Luth Hosp
Internship Hospital
1979
University of Iowa College of Medicine
Medical School
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Is Dr. John Long, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. John Long, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Long frequently treats Blind Hypotensive Eye, Eyelid Disorders, and Eyelid Surgery. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Long treats.

Where is Dr. John Long, MD's office located?

Dr. Long's office is located at 1000 19th St S, Birmingham, AL 35205. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Alabama Ophthalmology Assocs

Alabama Ophthalmology Assocs1000 19th St S Birmingham, AL 35205
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