Mobile LASIK and Cataract Surgery Blog

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

January 22, 2015

If you would like to correct refractive vision errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, then LASIK may be a great option for you. However, as you get older, you may also experience age-related vision conditions such as presbyopia. If you need reading glasses for presbyopia, will this impact your LASIK candidacy? In the following video, Dr. Walton discusses these considerations. If you're considering LASIK and are over 40, you should spend a minute watching this video to learn more about whether LASIK is right for you.


Please contact Dr. Chris Walton using the form on this page or call 251-341-3385 today to schedule a LASIK consultation. Dr. Walton serves patients in Mobile, Alabama, Pensacola, Florida, and throughout the Gulf Coast region.

January 13, 2015

Monovision LASIK is a form of LASIK that helps patients who find that their vision at various distances is changing, but who wish to avoid the inconvenience of reading glasses. Monovision LASIK corrects each eye differently so as to optimize eyesight for both close-in and distance vision.

More often than not, we all develop some degree of presbyopia as we age. Presbyopia is a degenerative condition in which the lens of one or both eyes loses its flexibility, which makes it more difficult to focus on near objects. This usually manifests itself as difficulty reading, which is why older individuals often require reading glasses or bifocals.

Monovision LASIK can address presbyopia by fine-tuning one eye for distance and the other for reading. Normally, each eye sends a slightly different signal to the brain, which combines the two to form a stereoscopic image. But the brain can be retrained to process the images separately, and some individuals, especially those with strabismus, naturally do this.

In addition to meeting the normal...

December 22, 2014

If you've recently noticed that your vision doesn't seem to be as clear as it was, you may need a new prescription for your glasses or contact lenses. However, the change in your vision might be due to early symptoms of cataracts.

If you are middle-aged or older, and you are concerned that your vision has recently changed, it's important to schedule an appointment and have your eyes checked. During your appointment, Dr. Chris Walton will evaluate your risk factors for cataracts and check to see if you exhibit any symptoms.

Typical symptoms of cataracts include:

  • Vision that can be described as cloudy or blurry

  • Sensitivity to bright lights

  • Sensitivity to glare

  • Glasses or contact lens prescriptions that frequently fluctuate

  • Feeling like it's difficult to see clearly at night, especially while driving

  • Having one eye that seems to have double vision

Typically, cataracts do not hurt, which is one reason that people with early symptoms do not immediately realize what is happening to their eyes. Eventually, cataracts become visible and cause the eye...

December 22, 2014

LASIK surgery is an excellent option for many people. The results of LASIK can truly change your life because you will no longer be dependent on contact lenses or glasses for clear vision. But not everyone is a candidate for LASIK. The most successful LASIK candidates must meet certain criteria.

Dr. Chris Walton is a LASIK surgeon in Mobile who utilizes the most advanced LASIK technology available. This helps qualify as many people as possible for this life changing procedure.

Good LASIK candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Be more than 18 years old

  • Be in overall good health

  • Have a stable vision prescription

  • Have healthy eyes

  • Not have any scarring on the corneas

  • Have corneas that are of sufficient thickness

  • Be free of autoimmune diseases

  • Not be pregnant or nursing

LASIK surgery can do wonders for your quality of life. Most people who are dependent on glasses or contact lenses dream of the day when they will be able to see clearly without corrective lenses. With LASIK,...

December 15, 2014

In order to be classified as a good candidate for LASIK, you must meet certain criteria. Individuals who suffer from chronic dry eye syndrome often believe their condition prohibits them from being a LASIK candidate. However, many individuals with dry eyes can have their eyes pre-treated prior to LASIK surgery. If eyes are pre-treated, it's absolutely possible to achieve an excellent LASIK outcome.

Dr. Chris Walton is highly experienced at performing LASIK on patients with dry eyes. If your dry eyes can be managed or corrected prior to LASIK and your corneas are healthy, you should be able to undergo LASIK.

If you have dry eyes, Dr. Walton may prescribe the following treatments prior to LASIK:

  • Artificial tears

  • Anti-inflammatory medication

  • Restasis eye drops

If you have dry eyes before you undergo LASIK, there is a chance you will also have dry eyes after your surgery. If this is the case, Dr. Walton will likely use one of the above treatments following your surgery to help your eyes...

December 04, 2014

Welcome to the blog of Dr. Chris Walton. Dr. Walton has been providing a comprehensive array of ophthalmology services to individuals in Mobile and throughout the Gulf Coast since 2007. He uses the most advanced technology and techniques available in order to deliver the highest quality vision care.

Dr. Walton’s practice primarily focuses on LASIK and cataract surgery. However, he has the training and experience to deliver exceptional care for just about any type of eye care need you may have. Other ophthalmology services we offer include:

  • Corneal transplant surgery

  • Visian ICL

  • Treatment for dry eye syndrome

  • Glaucoma treatment

  • Pterygium surgery

  • Diabetic retinopathy treatment

  • Macular degeneration treatment

  • Retinal detachment treatment

  • Keratoconus treatment

We will be posting to this blog regularly, providing valuable information about the latest trends and advances in the field of ophthalmology. We encourage you to peruse our blog...