Mobile LASIK and Cataract Surgery Blog

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

June 04, 2018

If you're interested in LASIK, your choice of surgeon is one of the most important decisions you can make. Dr. Christopher Walton is an experienced ophthalmologist who has been performing LASIK for many years. At this point in his career, his rate of achieving 20/20 vision for his patients is about 100 percent. This is aided by his state-of-the-art technology, which improves visual outcomes. Laser-assisted measurements and the use of lasers in the procedure significantly improve your results. One such technology at our practice is the Allegretto Wave laser.

To find out if you are a candidate for LASIK in Mobile, Alabama, please call the practice of Dr. Chris Walton at 251-341-3385.

May 30, 2018

Woman with better vision after eye careMay is nationally recognized as Healthy Vision Month. Ophthalmologists are always thinking about ways to improve their patients' eye health and vision, and this month in particular helps to shine a light on those issues. Please keep reading for helpful tips and information.

If you have any questions at all about LASIK, cataracts, eye diseases or eye health, please feel free to call our practice at 251-341-3385. Dr. Chris Walton is an experienced ophthalmologist who has been providing care to patients in the Gulf Coast for more than a decade.

Tips for Better Eye Health

There are many ways you can promote better eye health and vision. The following are a few main points we'd like to highlight.

Treatment for cataracts is important. Left untreated, cataracts will continue to progress, eventually leading to blindness. Cataract surgery is an effective procedure that replaces...

May 09, 2018

LenSx® is a device that allows Dr. Chris Walton to perform laser-assisted cataract surgery. The addition of an advanced laser makes cataract surgery more precise than ever before. In the hands of a skilled surgeon, the LenSx improves the ability of the eye doctor to provide great visual outcomes.

If you aren't sure whether laser-assisted eye surgery is right for you, please call our practice at 251-341-3385. We are happy to answer any questions you may have as you consider this procedure. Cataracts continue to grow until they may rob you of your vision completely. If you believe you have a cataract, then cataract surgery is usually always recommended. The procedure removes the clouded lens of the eye and replaces it with an intraocular lens. This restores your vision and the cataract cannot return.

To arrange a consultation or to learn more, please call us in Mobile...

April 30, 2018

Man smiling after LASIK surgery in Mobile ALFew medical procedures have the same power to quickly and effectively improve a patient's quality of life as LASIK, or the corrective laser vision surgery performed by ophthalmologist Dr. Chris Walton.

LASIK produces a lasting alternative to wearing contact lenses or glasses.

It's natural to have questions about any medical procedure, much less one that affects something as important as your vision. Dr. Walton recognizes that when his patients know exactly what to expect from the LASIK procedure, they are less likely to experience anxiety or trepidation prior to surgery.

With that in mind, here are three of the most common questions patients have about LASIK.

Question No. One: How is LASIK performed?

Answer: In order to correct a patient's astigmatism, myopia or hyperopia, Dr. Walton will use a medical laser to manipulate the eye's cornea in a way that improves the patient's...

April 26, 2018

During cataract surgery, the clouded lens is removed and replaced with an intraocular lens, or IOL. These lenses function much like a natural one, bending the incoming light so that it focuses correctly and provides clear vision. Cataract surgery is very safe and very effective. It's a great way for patients to restore their vision and put a stop to the progressive vision loss caused by the cataract.

The only way to know if this surgery is right for you is to visit Dr. Walton for a one-on-one consultation and exam. He will make sure you know all of your options for seeing clearly once again. At our practice, Dr. Walton offers the standard cataract procedure as well as a laser-assisted procedure. While the laser procedure is not covered by insurance, it does provide maximum precision, optimum results and eliminates the need for eyeglasses.

Call our experienced Mobile, Alabama, ophthalmology staff,...

April 18, 2018

Nationwide, roughly one in six people age 40 and over suffer from cataracts, making this type of eye disorder one the country’s leading causes of blindness.

By the time most Americans turn 80, more than half of their peers suffer from cataract-related vision loss.

Exactly what is a cataract? It’s cloudy buildup around the lens of your eye that generally happens with aging and negatively impacts the way light hits your retina, therefore diminishing your vision.

Dr. Walton is well-versed in cataract surgery options. But even before cataracts develop, there are steps that you can take to diminish the likelihood that you will suffer from this type of age-related vision loss.

Amend Your Diet

Vegetables for eye health in Mobile ALMuch the same way that unhealthy foods can contribute to illness, certain healthy food options can support vision and eye wellness, and...

March 20, 2018

Blurry vision caused by cataracts Mobile ALVision deteriorated by cataracts is like looking through a screen of film or fog. You may have double vision and sensitivity to light, and colors may look faded and less vibrant. That is to say that cataracts can have a significant impact on your life. They can be quite dangerous because night driving may become difficult or impossible, and falls and accidents can become more likely due to poor vision. Fortunately, cataract surgery is a safe, effective way to restore your vision.

Is it covered by your insurance? The answer is, it depends. It depends on your policy and the procedure chosen. While the medically necessary portions of conventional cataract surgery are covered by most medical insurance plans, laser-assisted cataract surgery is not.

Dr. Chris Walton is an experienced ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon in Mobile, Alabama. His approach is to help you choose which procedure is right for you by arming you with all the information...

March 15, 2018

Computer eye strain treatment in Mobile ALThe organization Prevent Blindness designates March as a month to raise awareness about eye safety in the workplace.

It's the end of an 8-hour work day, and your eyes feel fatigued, gritty, irritated and dry. This is quite common among office workers and other professionals who use digital screens for more than 2 hours a day. Screen time causes eye strain, and there is some concern among ophthalmologists that the blue light emitted by screens may increase the risk of macular degeneration and cataracts. But more research is needed.

The sun is the greatest source of blue light and UV light. We need light for our general health. It helps us feel awake and alert during the day, and it regulates our sleep/wake cycle so that we get a restful night's sleep. But we know that long-term exposure to UV light and blue light from the sun can lead to cataracts, macular...