Mobile LASIK and Cataract Surgery Blog

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

March 08, 2018

If you know you need cataract surgery, of course you probably want to know whether glasses will still be necessary after the procedure. And the answer is, it depends. With bladeless cataract surgery – performed with the LenSx® - prescription glasses will not be necessary, and there is a good chance you won't even need reading glasses. After conventional cataract surgery, most people still need to wear glasses for good vision. The bladeless procedure is not currently covered by insurance, which is the main reason why some people choose the conventional procedure instead.

Both procedure types have high success rates, although you may still need glasses after conventional cataract surgery. Dr. Chris Walton makes sure you feel empowered to choose a procedure that is right for you. He will provide information, guidance and support, but ultimately he wants you to make the decision that feels right to you.

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February 26, 2018

Using a computer after LASIK surgery in Mobile ALComputers have become an essential part of our lives. It's the rare person who doesn't use a computer at some point during their day – most likely at their jobs, but almost certainly during their personal lives.

Considering this, it's not a surprise that those considering LASIK have a lot of questions about how the procedure will affect their ability to use a computer. The specific question many prospective patients ask is, “How long will I have to wait before using a computer after LASIK?”

It's important to fully invest in your recovery from LASIK.You shouldn't rush yourself – take your time and allow your eyes to fully recover.

Resting Your Eyes After LASIK

Generally speaking, you should refrain from looking at a screen – computer, phone, TV – for about 24 hours after undergoing LASIK. After that, you can begin to gradually ramp up your screen exposure. It's usually safe to use...

February 06, 2018

Farsightedness is one of the most common vision disorders. It affects near, intermediate and distance vision, which is a surprising fact to many people. It doesn't mean that you can see well at a distance only, which is what many people believe. If you think you may be experiencing farsightedness, Dr. Chris Walton can help you determine which treatment is right for you. With LASIK and other surgeries, clear vision at all distances can be improved. To arrange a consultation with Dr. Walton, please call our experienced staff at 251-341-3385.

January 29, 2018

Millennial male after LASIK surgery in Mobile ALAt the LASIK practice of Dr. Christopher Walton, you will enjoy a smooth surgical process. This includes making sure you know what to expect during recovery. Since the recovery from LASIK is quite rapid, most people want to know what to expect in the time immediately following surgery:

Driving home. You will not be able to drive yourself home after LASIK surgery. Your vision will be a little unpredictable. You'll likely see an immediate result, but it's also expected you'll have blurry vision as your eyes heal. Eye drops administered during the procedure may also make your eyes sensitive to light. If Dr. Walton recommends a sedating medication as part of the procedure, that will also affect your ability to drive. So, in advance of your surgical appointment, be sure to arrange a ride home from a friend or family member.

Getting back to your normal activities. Today's advanced LASIK procedures mean downtime is...

January 16, 2018

LASIK surgery is a great way to obtain freedom from corrective lenses. Many people are good candidates for this procedure. The only way to know for sure is to arrange an exam and consultation with an experienced ophthalmologist. Dr. Chris Walton has performed thousands of LASIK procedures and he will help you decide if the surgery fits your goals. To arrange a FREE LASIK consultation at our Mobile, AL, ophthalmology practice, please call 251-341-3385.

Signs of LASIK candidacy in Mobile - Infographic

January 03, 2018

An experienced eye surgeon, Dr. Chris Walton utilizes sutureless techniques for cataract surgery. One of the benefits is a short recovery, about 24 hours. You'll come in for the surgery and by the next morning you will be back to the full range of normal activities. You can even go back to work, although we wouldn't blame you for taking the day off! Your vision will be fully recovered within 3 to 4 days.

To learn more about Dr. Walton and cataract surgery, please call our Mobile, AL, practice at 251-341-3385. We are happy to answer any questions you have and arrange a consultation for you.

December 21, 2017

Woman after LASIK in Mobile, ALQuestions about LASIK eye surgery? Please give our Mobile ophthalmology practice a call at 251-341-3385. We are personally driven by seeing our patients enjoy their results after surgery. Experienced eye doctor Chris Walton can first determine if you are a good candidate. If you are not, he will discuss other options for improving your vision.

Below are a few of the common questions we hear, but we know there are many more. We are happy to answer all of your questions and concerns so that you can decide which treatments are right for you.

Do I still need routine eye exams?

Yes, you should continue to see an eye doctor every 2 years for an exam. Although you won't be going to get a new prescription like you did before, your eye exam is an important way for the eye doctor to look for signs of any eye problems, such as:

  • Cataracts

  • Glaucoma

  • Eye-related refractive errors (...
December 11, 2017

LASIK patient Mobile ALAre you considering LASIK eye surgery? In Mobile, experienced ophthalmologist Dr. Chris Walton has performed thousands of LASIK surgeries. About 600,000 to 800,000 people get LASIK in the U.S. each year, according to the Food and Drug Administration, and a high percentage are satisfied with the results.1 But will it be right for you? The only way to know for sure is to arrange a one-on-one evaluation with Dr. Walton. To do so, please call our office at 251-341-3385.

LASIK results can be advantageous for a wide variety of lifestyles. Below, we point out some of the benefits you may not have thought of yet.

For Athletes

LASIK surgery can be especially beneficial for people who engage in sports, particularly contact sports. It remains essential to wear proper eye protection! Even after you've had LASIK, you'll need to protect your eyes from trauma. But freedom from glasses and contact...