Mobile LASIK and Cataract Surgery Blog

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

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...

October 24, 2018

Mobile AL skyline at dusk with a colorful sunset 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...

October 23, 2018

After LASIK surgery, you should be feeling back to normal the next morning. Most people have no problem returning to work the next day. You will need to take some time off from certain activities like swimming and contact sports in order to protect your healing eyes. Your eyes may feel dry for several weeks. Once fully healed, your vision will be clear without glasses or contact lenses.

The only way to know if you are a good candidate is to visit Dr. Walton for a consultation and exam. As part of your consultation, we'll also discuss how you can plan for the recovery process and what you should expect. We make sure each of our patients feels properly informed about the entire process, the surgery and the results.

To find out if you are a good candidate for LASIK surgery in Mobile, Alabama, please call the practice of experienced ophthalmologist Dr. Chris Walton at 251-341-3385. Dr. Walton proudly provides LASIK care for people from across the Gulf Coast area.

October 16, 2018

You deserve clear vision the moment you wake up in the morning. With LASIK surgery, such vision is possible. Dr. Chris Walton is passionate about achieving great vision results for his patients. Dr. Walton's patients have the option of Allegretto Wave laser technology. One-hundred percent of Dr. Walton's patients who have chosen Allegretto have achieved 20/20 vision or better after LASIK.

Please watch our video below and schedule a consultation with Dr. Walton. You can reach our office by calling 251-341-3385. We look forward to meeting you!

September 25, 2018

Part of the LASIK process involves gathering information about the procedure so that you can make an informed decision. To make information-gathering a little more fun, we've prepared this LASIK Myth vs. Fact quiz! Please complete the quiz to test your knowledge about this procedure. Unfortunately, there is a lot of fiction out there when it comes to LASIK. It's important to understand what is and is not true, as you decide whether this surgery is right for you.

In Mobile, Alabama, Dr. Chris Walton is committed to providing clear, honest and straightforward information about your vision correction options. During a free LASIK consultation, Dr. Walton will determine if you are a candidate, and answer any and all of your questions.

To arrange your free visit in Mobile, please call our experienced staff at 251-341-3385...