Lasik

Eye Doctor Serving Mobile, Alabama and the nearby Gulf Coast Area

Reasons To Consider LASIK in 2019

Group of young people celebrating 2019 New YearWith the New Year upon us, is it finally time to achieve the glasses-free vision you've been dreaming about? LASIK surgery re-shapes the cornea – painlessly and quickly – in order to correct the way light rays are bent by your eyes, thereby creating clear vision. Millions of people have gotten LASIK.

Group of young people celebrating 2019 New YearWith the New Year upon us, is it finally time to achieve the glasses-free vision you've been dreaming about? LASIK surgery re-shapes the cornea – painlessly and quickly – in order to correct the way light rays are bent by your eyes, thereby creating clear vision. Millions of people have gotten LASIK. To discuss your candidacy for this procedure, please arrange a consultation with Dr. Chris Walton in Mobile by calling 251-341-3385.

If you have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA), LASIK may be a qualified medical expense in 2019. Under such circumstances, the beginning of the year may be a great time to use money from your health accounts to get the LASIK procedure you've been wanting.

The Benefits of Being Lens-Free

Our patients report seemingly infinite benefits to getting LASIK, with some of the most common being:

  • Swim, camp, hike, run, play sports, all without glasses or contact lenses. Active people love the ability to get up and go without first worrying about finding their glasses or putting in their contacts.
  • Save time in the morning and before bed, even if it's only a few minutes. LASIK patients adore the feeling of waking up and going right into their day. There's no fumbling for glasses before you can see clearly. See the clock and your surroundings clearly as soon as you open your eyes! If you wear contact lenses, you'll be spared the routine of placing them and removing them.
  • Save money in the long run. If LASIK results in eliminating the necessity for daily glasses or contacts, then you will no longer have to purchase new lenses like you do now. In the long run, these savings can really add up.
  • Feel more confident. Many people report feeling a lift in self-confidence after getting LASIK. Perhaps you've never liked the way you looked in glasses or simply felt burdened by having to wear corrective lenses. With LASIK, you can free yourself from lenses and feel more comfortable moving through the day.

Of course, the only way to know if the procedure will benefit you is to arrange a consult with Dr. Walton.

The Track Record of LASIK Itself

Young man smiling and happy after LASIK results If you are trying to decide if LASIK is the right choice for you in 2019, we'd also like to point out its long-standing safety and effectiveness profile. This laser surgery has high rates of success and low rates of revision. Dr. Walton's Allegretto Wave laser procedure has thus far achieved at least 20/20 vision results for 100 percent of patients who have received it! Some patients have achieved better than 20/20.

Discuss What is Right for You as an Individual

Regardless of the historical and general benefits of LASIK, it's important to find out if it is right for you. Each person has their own expectations, goals and concerns, and Dr. Walton is personally committed to matching good LASIK candidates with the procedure, and providing alternative recommendations for those people who are not good candidates. First, he wants to meet you in a consultation to discuss your vision and what you would like to achieve. Rely on Dr. Walton for clear and honest information about your options.

Schedule Your Consultation with Dr. Walton

If you are interested in discussing the LASIK procedure with an experienced ophthalmologist, please call the Mobile, Alabama practice of Dr. Chris Walton at 251-341-3385. We look forward to arranging a complimentary consultation on your behalf, so that you can decide if this procedure is right for you.

Tips for Preparing for LASIK Surgery

When you choose the practice of experienced ophthalmologist Dr. Chris Walton, know that you will get clear, straightforward instructions in advance of your LASIK procedure. We don't want there to be any surprises in the weeks, days and hours leading up to your surgery. For examples of pre-procedure guidelines, please click through our slide show!

To arrange a consultation in Mobile, AL, to find out if you are a good LASIK candidate, please call our helpful staff at 251-341-3385.

5 Alabama Activities That Could Be Better After LASIK

Mobile AL skyline at dusk with a colorful sunset LASIK provides a great way to see the world, so to speak. When you no longer have to depend on glasses or contact lenses for clear vision, you may feel more free. Corrective lenses are an inconvenience, not only for travel but for your daily life. Imagine waking up in the morning with clear vision as soon as you open your eyes.

Mobile AL skyline at dusk with a colorful sunset LASIK provides a great way to see the world, so to speak. When you no longer have to depend on glasses or contact lenses for clear vision, you may feel more free. Corrective lenses are an inconvenience, not only for travel but for your daily life. Imagine waking up in the morning with clear vision as soon as you open your eyes.

Have you ever heard about the benefits of being a tourist in your own town? Sometimes, as residents of Mobile, we forget about the sights, scenes and experiences our great region offers. Below, we've outlined just a few of the endless opportunities that you may find more enjoyable after LASIK.

See Your Home State with Fresh Eyes

Mobile in particular is rich historically and culturally. Our state and region also offers a wealth of opportunities for adventurous outdoor recreationalists, as well as history buffs, museum fans and foodies. Believe it or not, you may find all of these things more enjoyable after LASIK, when you don't have to worry about accessing your glasses or contact lenses before you can see them.

1. Tour Mobile's historic districts. Downtown Mobile includes several historic districts, marked by beautiful architecture. Imagine strolling the roads and neighborhoods with clear vision after LASIK, no lenses required. Check out one or more of the following districts:

  • De Tonti Square
  • Oakleigh Garden District
  • Old Dauphin Way
  • Church Street
  • Ashland Place
  • Leinkauf
  • Midtown Mobile

Hiker taking a break to look at the view in Cheaha State Park in Alabama2. Hit the trail in Cheaha State Park. Outdoor opportunities abound in the Gulf Coast! Mobilians are active, outdoorsy people, and getting outside after LASIK can be truly life-enhancing. So far, 100 percent of patients treated with Allegretto laser technology by Dr. Chris Walton have achieved 20/20 vision or better. Imagine the views with these results. Although there are so many places you can go, we recommend Cheaha State Park for a multi-day trip. Located near Delta, this nearly 3,000 acre park includes the highest point in Alabama. You'll be rewarded with sweeping views of the surrounding Talladega National Forest. The fall is also a great time to go, when the leaves turn various hues of orange, red, gold and yellow.

3. Go to Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile. See a WWII era battleship and several other vessels. The battleship is a National Historic Landmark.

4. Tour the National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico. Called GulfQuest, this sprawling riverfront museum has tons of interactive exhibits. And the exhibits are housed within a full-size container ship inside the building!

5. Try one of the city's restaurants. Fancy yourself a foodie, or do you simply love great food? Mobile has a wide range of restaurants with an array of cuisines. Get fresh seafood, Japanese food, barbecue, oysters and so much more. Don't forget – eating great food isn't just about taste, it's also about sight. Seeing a beautifully presented dish can be just as important as tasting it.

Ready to take the Next Step?

If you've been considering LASIK in the Gulf Coast area and are ready to take the next step, please call the practice of experienced Mobile ophthalmologist Dr. Chris Walton at 251-341-3385. We look forward to arranging a consultation for you so you can find out if LASIK is the right way to free yourself from the hassles of glasses and contact lenses.

The LASIK Recovery

After LASIK surgery, you should be feeling back to normal the next morning. Most people have no problem returning to work the next day. You will need to take some time off from certain activities like swimming and contact sports in order to protect your healing eyes. Your eyes may feel dry for several weeks. Once fully healed, your vision will be clear without glasses or contact lenses.

After LASIK surgery, you should be feeling back to normal the next morning. Most people have no problem returning to work the next day. You will need to take some time off from certain activities like swimming and contact sports in order to protect your healing eyes. Your eyes may feel dry for several weeks. Once fully healed, your vision will be clear without glasses or contact lenses.

The only way to know if you are a good candidate is to visit Dr. Walton for a consultation and exam. As part of your consultation, we'll also discuss how you can plan for the recovery process and what you should expect. We make sure each of our patients feels properly informed about the entire process, the surgery and the results.

To find out if you are a good candidate for LASIK surgery in Mobile, Alabama, please call the practice of experienced ophthalmologist Dr. Chris Walton at 251-341-3385. Dr. Walton proudly provides LASIK care for people from across the Gulf Coast area.

 

Choosing a Mobile Alabama LASIK Surgeon

You deserve clear vision the moment you wake up in the morning. With LASIK surgery, such vision is possible. Dr. Chris Walton is passionate about achieving great vision results for his patients. Dr. Walton's patients have the option of Allegretto Wave laser technology. One-hundred percent of Dr. Walton's patients who have chosen Allegretto have achieved 20/20 vision or better after LASIK.

Please watch our video below and schedule a consultation with Dr. Walton. You can reach our office by calling 251-341-3385. We look forward to meeting you!

LASIK Myth vs. Fact

Part of the LASIK process involves gathering information about the procedure so that you can make an informed decision. To make information-gathering a little more fun, we've prepared this LASIK Myth vs. Fact quiz! Please complete the quiz to test your knowledge about this procedure. Unfortunately, there is a lot of fiction out there when it comes to LASIK. It's important to understand what is and is not true, as you decide whether this surgery is right for you.

In Mobile, Alabama, Dr. Chris Walton is committed to providing clear, honest and straightforward information about your vision correction options. During a free LASIK consultation, Dr. Walton will determine if you are a candidate, and answer any and all of your questions.

To arrange your free visit in Mobile, please call our experienced staff at 251-341-3385. You can also contact us using the form on this page.

Signs You May Benefit from LASIK

Laser eye surgery is a safe, effective way to improve vision. One of the greatest attributes of the procedure nowadays is its adaptability to suit mosts patients' needs. Dr. Walton has helped thousands of patients enjoy a better life through LASIK.

Here's a look at a few key factors of LASIK candidacy. The best way to find out if the procedure is right for you, though, is to schedule a free evaluation with Dr. Walton.

Laser eye surgery is a safe, effective way to improve vision. One of the greatest attributes of the procedure nowadays is its adaptability to suit mosts patients' needs. Dr. Walton has helped thousands of patients enjoy a better life through LASIK.

Here's a look at a few key factors of LASIK candidacy. The best way to find out if the procedure is right for you, though, is to schedule a free evaluation with Dr. Walton.

Call 251-341-3385 to schedule your initial appointment. Dr. Walton serves patients in Alabama and nearby areas of the Gulf Coast at his office in Mobile.

Your Vision Is Stable

closeup of woman with eyes wide openMore and more patients are becoming LASIK candidates with the advent of new and improved technology. Today, LASIK can address higher degrees of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Dr. Walton has adopted the advanced Allegretto Wave laser at his Mobile LASIK office, enabling him to offer extensively customized vision correction.

But, even with these innovations, LASIK isn't for everyone. One of the key signs that you might not be a candidate is fluctuation in your vision correction prescription.

Unstable vision correction is a sign that your eyes are still changing or that you may have a condition that makes LASIK inadvisable, such as glaucoma or cataracts. Dr. Walton will fully evaluate both the health of your eyes and your medical history to ensure that you haven't had prescription changes, injury, or infection for at least one year. Patients who meet these criteria are generally good candidates for LASIK.

You're Tired of Glasses and Contacts

One of the aspects of LASIK that patients like best is the ability to do everyday activities without worrying about external sources of vision correction. With LASIK, you won't have to fumble between regular glasses, reading glasses, and sunglasses. If you're away from home overnight or traveling, you won't have to worry about carrying contact solution and storage cases.

From reading the bill at a restaurant to seeing the horizon clearly at the beach, patients often enjoy life-changing vision correction major and minor with LASIK. Most patients feel liberated when they have optimal eyesight without having to wear contact lenses or glasses.

LASIK Fits Within Your Budget

As with any medical procedure, affordability is just as important as great results. Not all insurance plans cover LASIK, but many patients are able to use flexible spending account (FSA) money toward the procedure. In addition, some companies partner with select LASIK providers to offer employees a discount.

Check with your insurance company and/or employer about available coverage for LASIK. But don't let the purely business decisions of a third party dictate whether or not you get LASIK.

Undergoing LASIK surgery is a choice between you and your ophthalmologist. And, with the many financing options available to LASIK patients, there are alternative options to fit LASIK within your budget.

Article: Dr. Walton talks about third-party financing!

Schedule your free LASIK consultation by calling 251-341-3385 today. Dr. Walton serves patients in Mobile and nearby areas of Alabama.

What is the WaveLight Laser?

In Mobile, Dr. Chris Walton uses the Allegretto Wave laser to perform LASIK surgery. This laser can improve the precision of the procedure and the predictability of the results. To this day, Dr. Walton has a 100 percent success rate achieving 20/20 vision for his nearsighted LASIK patients.

In Mobile, Dr. Chris Walton uses the Allegretto Wave laser to perform LASIK surgery. This laser can improve the precision of the procedure and the predictability of the results. To this day, Dr. Walton has a 100 percent success rate achieving 20/20 vision for his nearsighted LASIK patients.

If you are interested in learning more about Dr. Walton and the LASIK procedure, please call our practice at 251-581-7484. We look forward to discussing your options and arranging a consultation for you in Mobile, Alabama.

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