Mobile LASIK and Cataract Surgery Blog

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

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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November 17, 2017

LASIK eye surgery has a very high rate of success. Over 90% of patients with nearsightedness have 20/40 or better vision after LASIK. In Mobile, Alabama, Dr. Chris Walton has performed thousands of LASIK surgeries over almost a decade in practice. He can determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. To arrange a FREE consultation, please call our team at 251-341-3385.

November 15, 2017

LASIK is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in America today. It has a safety record going back decades. It has provided millions of people with improved eyesight. It can reduce or eliminate your use of glasses and/or contact lenses. Want to find out if you are a good candidate for LASIK? To arrange an appointment with experienced ophthalmologist Dr. Chris Walton, please call our Mobile, AL, office at 251-341-3385.

October 23, 2017

LASIK surgery is a great way to live free from glasses and contact lenses. In Mobile, Dr. Walton has been performing this vision correction procedure for decades. To find out if you are a good candidate, all you have to do is arrange a complimentary consultation with Dr. Walton by calling 251-341-3385.

Reasons to Consider LASIK Surgery

LASIK surgery in Mobile ALMillions of Americans have undergone LASIK surgery. It has the potential to provide life-changing results. Imagine seeing the time on your clock clearly in the morning, as soon as you open your eyes. Imagine a morning cup of coffee without first having to find your glasses, or hiking one of Alabama's scenic trails without having to worry about your contact lenses. LASIK can lift a weight from your shoulders by freeing you from dependency on glasses and contacts.

You may want to consider LASIK if:

  • You want to reduce your reliance on glasses and/or contact lenses

  • You want as...
October 12, 2017

Dr. Chris Walton has been performing cataract surgery for more than a decade. During that time, he has completed approximately 4,000 cataract procedures. This surgery is so vitally important for people who have cataracts. It restores vision by removing the clouded lens and replacing it with a premium intraocular device.

If you would like to arrange a consultation with Dr. Walton in Mobile, Alabama, please call our friendly, experienced staff at 251-341-3385.

September 21, 2017

Corneal transplant surgery Mobile ALHave you been told you need a cornea transplant? Has a friend told you about the surgery and you are wondering if you need it? As an experienced, skilled ophthalmologist and eye surgeon, Dr. Christopher Walton can determine these things, and help you get your vision and eye health back on track.

What is the Cornea?

The cornea is the outer layer of your eye. It functions as a protective layer, keeping debris out of your eye's delicate structures. Anytime the cornea is damaged, your vision is negatively affected. Corneal injury can cause corneal scarring, which is another reason your vision could be affected.

The following are possible indications of corneal problems, but you must schedule a consultation with an experienced ophthalmologist like Dr. Walton to get an accurate diagnosis:

  • Blurry vision

  • Eye pain or discomfort

  • Excessive tearing

  • Sensitivity to light

  • Redness of the eye

It is...

August 18, 2017

Correcting cataracts in Mobile AL

Cataracts are very common. A significant portion of the population over age 65 has cataracts. If you are living with cataracts and considering correction, take into account some of the life-changing benefits of doing so:

  • Improves your quality of life. Many people don't realize just how precious clear vision is until they develop a condition like cataracts. It robs you of clear vision, which can leave you feeling depressed or like you are living a less fulfilling life. Restore your quality of life with cataract surgery performed by Dr. Chris Walton.

  • Reduces the risk of falls and other accidents. Although cataracts don't make you completely blind, they do diminish your vision. Falls, trips, slips and other accidents are much more likely when you can't see as well.

  • Return to doing the things you enjoy. Some cataract sufferers stop doing beloved hobbies and activities...