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.
Mobile LASIK and Cataract Surgery Blog
Eye Doctor Serving Mobile, Alabama and the nearby Gulf Coast Area
Tens 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...
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.
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...
With 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:
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.
Cataracts are most commonly caused by age. This type of cataract could begin developing as early as a person's 40s or 50s. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, about 25 million Americans age 40 and older are affected by cataracts. About half of Americans have a cataract by age 75.
So what can you do today to prevent your risk? While there isn't a proven way to avoid cataracts, there are lifestyle changes that the medical community agrees can lower your risk. We discuss those below.
Get Routine Eye Exams
Early detection can help you avoid serious vision problems. Even if your vision seems fine now, it is a good idea to get routine eye exams every 1-2 years. Experienced ophthalmologist Dr. Chris Walton will recommend an eye exam frequency based on your age, vision, eye health and risk factors.
Eat Healthy, Nutritious Foods
Foods rich in vitamins, minerals and...
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...