Mobile LASIK and Cataract Surgery Blog

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

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...
August 11, 2017

Total solar eclipse eye safety in Mobile Alabama

Don't look directly at the sun! You've heard it before and it remains true, even during a partial solar eclipse.

If you have an appointment at the practice of Dr. Chris Walton during the month of August, don't forget to grab a pair a free solar glasses (also called solar filters) from our team. These glasses allow you to view the upcoming total eclipse safely, without doing irreversible damage to your eyes.

This month, on Monday, August 21, parts of the United States will be in the path of a total solar eclipse. This extraordinary event occurs about every 18 months, according to But it's not visible everywhere in the globe. In fact, the last time a total eclipse was viewable from our country was in 1991, and it won't be back again until April, 2024. The one occurring this year is...

August 10, 2017

Dr. Chris Walton has been performing cataract surgery for more than a decade, having first completed procedures during his residency and training. He has been performing it in private practice for eight years.

Cataract surgery is an indispensable procedure these days. The majority of adults get cataracts at some point: more than 90 percent by age 65. The clouded vision can significantly impact your quality of life, especially as the cataract progresses and robs greater degrees of your vision. Fortunately, cataract surgery is a highly effective, safe and successful procedure. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Walton in Mobile, Alabama, please call our experienced staff at 251-341-3385.

July 31, 2017

An experienced ophthalmologist and laser eye surgeon, Dr. Chris Walton also performs routine eye exams. If you are curious about eye exams because you are experiencing problems or changes with your vision, then definitely schedule an eye exam regardless of your age. Dr. Walton will determine the cause and help restore clear, sharp vision.

If, on the other hand, you are not experiencing any problems or changes, you don't wear glasses or contacts, and your vision is generally good, then you really don't need to have an eye exam. For people without lens prescriptions and no vision issues, there's simply no need to see an eye doctor. That being said, be sure to schedule an eye exam if you have any reason to think you may need one.

For people without any problems, you should plan to have an eye exam around age 40. At this age, every person begins to develop presbyopia, which is an age-related change to your eyes that affects your near vision. Everyone around the age of 40...

July 24, 2017

Cataracts affect over half of Americans over the age of 80, and are one of the most common causes of vision problems. Most people will experience cataracts to some extent as they age, but certain people are more at risk than others.who is at risk for cataracts mobile alabama

Risk factors for cataracts include:

  • Age: While middle aged men and women can develop cataracts, they tend to be small and don't interfere with vision too badly. However, those aged 60 and up are at worse risk for developing severe vision problems due to cataracts.

  • Eye injury: Injuries to the eye or previous eye surgery can be a risk factor for developing cataracts.

  • A family history of cataracts: If your parents or grandparents had cataracts, it's likely that you'll develop them too.

  • Excessive sun exposure to the eyes: UV rays can play a part in the development of cataracts. If you go out in the sun a lot...