Mobile LASIK and Cataract Surgery Blog

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

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...

December 06, 2017

Ophthalmologist Dr. Chris Walton has performed thousands of LASIK surgeries and eye procedures over his years in practice. But he also provides other services, including routine care, eye exams and treatments for general eye issues, such as:

  • Nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism

  • Glaucoma

  • Macular degeneration

  • Dry eyes

  • Retinal detachment

  • Diabetic retinopathy

  • Implantable lenses

If you have any questions about your eyes or general ocular health, please call our office at 251-341-3385. Dr. Walton and our team want you to enjoy your best vision and eye health. We'd be happy to arrange a consultation for you at our Mobile, Alabama office.

November 27, 2017

Senior couple eye care Mobile AlabamaIn Alabama, we enjoy mild winters. But that doesn't mean the winter doesn't throw things our way from time to time. Cold temperatures, storms, dry air and sunshine are some of the things that may affect your eyes over the winter months. Please read below to learn more. If you have any questions about your eye health or want to schedule a consultation with Dr. Christopher Walton in Mobile, please call us at 251-341-3385.

Keep Wearing Sunglasses

Even though the sun feels less intense in the winter, keep wearing those shades! Unprotected exposure to UV rays, in any season of the year, increases the risk of developing1:

  • Cataracts

  • Snow blindness

  • Macular degeneration

  • Growths on the eye

Rays are especially harmful at midday. Be aware that UV rays pose the same risks in the winter, and they can be harmful on both sunny and cloudy days.

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