A young woman tries on prescription eyeglasses in front of a mirror.
Eyeglasses on display in an optometrists office.
Meet Our Dedicated Team

Doctors Committed
to Your Vision

Vision First Optometry is a locally trusted eye care clinic in Bethlehem, Hickory, and Taylorsville, North Carolina, renowned for delivering exceptional and personalized eye care. Our team of experienced doctors is committed to providing you with the highest quality of service to enhance your quality of life.

Michael Sigmon OD

With 34 years of experience in optometry, Dr. Sigmon is a core pillar of our practice. Born and raised in Hickory, he made an intentional decision to serve his hometown upon completing his education. Known for treating his patients like family, Dr. Sigmon loves knowing his patients and providing them with top-tier eye care. Outside work, he is an enthusiastic outdoorsman, frequently found hunting, hiking, and kayaking alongside his family.

Donald York OD, MBA

A native of Randolph County, North Carolina, Dr. York combines his optometry expertise with business acumen. Apart from being the current president of the Catawba Valley Optometric Society and Bethlehem Lions Club, he has a keen interest in dry eye, specialty contact lenses, and ocular disease. He values his time golfing, staying involved in his church, and cherishing moments with his wife and three daughters.

Elizabeth York OD

Coming from Lebanon, Ohio, Dr. Elizabeth York demonstrates an evident passion for pediatrics and primary care. As a graduate with honors from Southern College of Optometry, and member of both Catawba Valley Optometry Society and Bethlehem Lions Club, she brings depth to our team’s expertise. Her pastimes include reading, traveling, active church involvement, and spending precious time with her husband and three daughters.