Mobile LASIK and Cataract Surgery Blog

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

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...

January 31, 2019
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Please take our quiz to test your knowledge of cataract risk factors. Cataracts are very common. Most likely everyone would eventually get cataracts, if they lived long enough. They are caused by natural changes in the eyes that occur with age. By age 80, more than half of Americans either have a cataract or have already had cataract surgery.

Cataract surgery is a primary area of Dr. Chris Walton's practice. He has been performing cataract surgery for many years, and he is driven by the opportunity to restore his patients' vision. Seeing clearly is so important to your quality of life. Removing the cataract makes it possible for you to see your loved ones again, to prevent your risk of tripping and falling, and restores your ability to see the full scope of life in front of you.

If you think you may need cataract surgery or if you are actively searching for a cataract surgeon in Mobile, AL, please call our experienced...

December 26, 2018

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...