Mobile LASIK and Cataract Surgery Blog

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

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.

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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

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:

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December 19, 2018

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.

November 20, 2018

Woman eating a healthy salad for healthy eyesCataracts 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...