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About Family First Vision Center


James M. Tickner, O.D., M.A.

Dr. Tickner has been providing eye care for the patients in Northeastern Pennsylvania since 2003.   As a board certified Optometrist, Dr. Tickner takes great pride in staying ahead of the curve in regards to technological advances in the Eye Care field. He treats his patients as though he would treat his family.  Everybody deserves to be treated that way.


Dr. Tickner has degrees from Millersville University, The University of Scranton and the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.  He graduated with honors receiving the prestigious Justin Roddy Memorial Award for best teacher and the Alcon Award for Clinical Excellence given to one graduating doctor each year for clinical excellence.   Before becoming an Optometrist, Dr. Tickner taught at Pine Run Elementary School in Central Bucks School District and at Delaware Valley Middle School in Milford.   As a former school teacher he relates to children in a way most other doctors do not.

If you are already a patient at Family First Vision Center, we want to say thank you for placing your trust in us.  If you aren't a patient yet, we hope you'll give us the opportunity to earn that trust.

Thanks for visiting our website.  We understand eye care very well, just as you'd expect.  We pledge to take excellent care of you as a patient foremost, but also as a customer and a friend.  This is extremely rare in health care today but we think you will find a refreshing change at Family First Vision Center.  You will find people who care.

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Family First Vision Center

  • We are usually on time for appointments.  We do not overbook.

  • We won't burden you with complicated forms to fill out.

  • We have a large enough staff to take care of you - by phone or in person.

  • Our staff is caring and friendly; we put you first.

  • We have patient-friendly policies.

  • Our office is spacious, clean, and comfortable.

  • We are easy to get to and have plenty of parking.

  • We provide extremely high quality eye care services and products.

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