Mobile LASIK and Cataract Surgery Blog

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

May 21, 2019
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Sunglasses for eye protection while enjoying the ocean and the beachYou cannot totally eliminate the risk of cataracts, because the biggest risk factor is age. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness globally. That being said, there are steps you can take to prevent the onset of cataracts and possibly to slow their progression.

Because of more time in the sun this time of year, spring and summer are good opportunities to remind yourself of the cataract prevention tips below. But please note that these measures should be practiced year-round. Healthy choices made daily will prevent vision problems like cataracts and improve your overall health.

Avoid Direct Eye Exposure to UV Light

Exposure to ultraviolet light is known to be a contributing factor to the onset of cataracts. You can delay their onset by protecting your eyes from the sun and from tanning booths.

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April 30, 2019
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LASIK corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. The procedure itself is completed in less than 15 minutes, and the recovery is rapid. The next day, you wake up with clear vision. We'll make sure you are prepared for all aspects of recovery and the LASIK process as a whole. To learn more, or to arrange a complimentary consultation with Dr. Chris Walton in Mobile, Alabama, please call our team at 251-341-3385.

Infographic explaining the LASIK process

April 15, 2019
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Woman glancing upward playfully excited about LASIK resultsLASIK makes it possible to wake up each morning with clear, sharp vision without glasses or contact lenses. For many people, this freedom from corrective lenses is life changing. Imagine never having to bother with contact lenses again. The modern LASIK procedure is completed quickly and you'll be able to get back to normal activities the next day; however, there are certain activities to avoid as your eyes heal. Learn more about that in the sections below.

In the Hours Following LASIK

Here are a few items to look out for right after surgery:

  • Don't forget to take a nap. It really helps the healing process to go home and lie down with your eyes closed after the procedure at our office. You will wake up with noticeably improved vision.

  • Remember you don't need your contacts anymore. For some of our patients, it takes a...
March 25, 2019
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Cataracts are really common, not only in the U.S., but worldwide. Research points to cataracts being largely age-related, although certain risk factors – diet, tobacco use, medical conditions – increase the chances of developing cataracts earlier in life. Please click through our quiz to test your knowledge of this common eye disease.

At the ophthalmology practice of Dr. Chris Walton, our experienced eye doctor and our team are here to answer all of your questions about eye health and vision. We're also happy to arrange an appointment for you to discuss cataracts or recent vision changes with Dr. Walton. To reach us in Mobile, Alabama, please call 251-341-3385.

March 20, 2019
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After LASIK, dry eye is completely normal. You may be prescribed lubricating eye drops to help relieve the sensation of dryness. Most cases resolve within 6-12 months. Treatment is available in cases of permanent and chronic dry eye after LASIK. To learn more, please call the practice of experienced ophthalmologist and LASIK eye surgeon Dr. Chris Walton in Mobile, AL, at 251-341-3385.

Infographic showing information about dry eye after LASIK surgery in Mobile AL

March 05, 2019
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Woman smiling and holding her sunglasses with clear vision after LASIKTens of millions of LASIK procedures have been performed worldwide. This popular laser vision procedure creates clear vision for people with nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. That being said, it's normal to feel nervous about any surgical procedure, including LASIK. We'll make sure you are informed of all the possible risks ahead of time. The procedure itself is really safe and effective, and we make sure you have the best chance of outstanding results by making sure you are a good candidate first and foremost. Below, we take a closer look at some of the most common concerns, and we hope you'll contact us with any questions on your mind.

Number 1 Concern from Patients: "Will it Hurt?"

The vast majority of patients report no pain during LASIK. Numbing eye drops are...

February 20, 2019
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Cataracts are very common, especially among people over the age of 60. You should schedule a consultation with your eye doctor anytime you notice a change in your vision or a new symptom related to your eyes. Dr. Chris Walton has been serving the Mobile, AL area for many years, and he provides effective cataract surgery. This relatively fast, and definitely painless procedure will restore clear, sharp vision, perhaps clearer than you have ever experienced before. To arrange your consultation to discuss cataracts and cataract surgery, or if you have any questions you want to ask us, please call us at 251-341-3385.

Infographic showing potential signs of cataracts in your eyes

February 11, 2019
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Close up a smiling woman and her eye after cataract surgeryCataracts are much more than a minor inconvenience. They affect your daily tasks and your overall quality of life. If left untreated, cataracts can eventually rob you of your vision completely. Fortunately, cataract surgery is a safe, effective procedure. Ophthalmologist Dr. Chris Walton removes the clouded lens of the eye and replaces it with a premium intraocular lens. Imagine all of the things you will once again enjoy when clear vision is restored.

How Treating Your Cataracts Benefits Your Day-to-Day

Clear vision makes it possible to perform everyday tasks effectively and efficiently. Such tasks may include:

  • Reading

  • Driving

  • Crafts and hobbies

  • Working

  • Cooking

If you've been living with a cataract, you may have already made accommodations. Maybe you've stopped driving in the dark or avoid reading in anything other than full daylight. Perhaps...