Mobile LASIK and Cataract Surgery Blog

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

June 20, 2016

Cataracts occur when the lens of your eye becomes cloudy. This happens naturally due to again, but can often go undetected because the symptoms get ignored. Take this fun and quick quiz to find out if you're showing early sign of cataracts:


 



If you have signs of cataracts, our ophthalmologist, Dr. Christopher J. Walton can offer treatment options including simple cataract surgery.  Contact us today for your appointment by calling 251-341-3385. We are proud to serve clients in Mobile, Alabama and the Gulf Coast area. 


June 16, 2016

Mobile Cataract SurgeryCataracts affect more than 20 million Americans. Many of our Mobile patients seeking corrective eye procedures, such as cataract surgery, ask: what are cataracts, and what causes them? A cataract forms because of changes in the proteins that make up the lens of the eye.


The lens is a part of your eye that focuses light when it passes through, producing clear, sharp images. When cataracts form, the lens begins to grow "cloudy." This causes light to scatter as it passes through instead of focus, ultimately leaving you with blurry vision.


Cataracts can occur for a variety of different reasons, including:


  • Old age

  • Inherited genetic disorder

  • Medical conditions

  • Trauma

  • Medications

This condition can sometimes develop in one eye, but more commonly appears in both. However, this condition isn't always symmetrical, and can be more advanced in one eye when compared to the other.


Different kinds of...

May 26, 2016

Several of our patients in the Pensacola area frequently ask: "When I get cataract surgery, will you operate on both eyes at the same time?" Cataract Surgery is different than LASIK, and it is important to know the differences between the two procedures.




Not everyone is a good candidate for cataract surgery. By speaking with Dr. Walton, you can construct a personalized treatment plan to help restore your vision. Give our dedicated team a call today at 251-341-3385 to set up your consultation. We proudly serve patients in the Mobile, Alabama, Pensacola, Florida and surrounding Gulf Coast areas.


May 19, 2016

Mobile, AL eye surgeryAs a Mobile, Alabama ophthalmologist, Dr. Chris Walton often treats patients in need of corrective eye surgery. While he instructs each patient individually based on their condition and surrounding circumstances, our experienced team has gathered the information you need to know in order to prepare for your eye surgery.


LASIK


One hundred percent of Dr. Walton's LASIK patients have obtained 20/20 vision, which is well above the national average. To prepare for this procedure, we suggest doing the following:


  • Stop wearing contact lenses: switch to wearing your glasses a few weeks prior to surgery. Contact lenses can distort the shape of your cornea, ultimately leading to a less than optimal outcome.

  • Skip eye makeup: avoid using eye makeup, cream or other substances on the day of and before your surgery. This will reduce your risk of infection.

  • Arrange for a ride home: ...
May 16, 2016

When you are weighing your options for corrective eye surgery, it's important to know which procedures may be best for the health of your eyes. Dr. Walton, a board-certified ophthalmologist, has made LASIK and cataract surgery the primary focus of his practice, and explains what options may be available to you.


However, he also provides other eye care treatments in his Mobile office such as:


  • Eye exams/Optical Services

  • Visian ICL

  • Corneal Transplant Surgery



To get the most out of your eye care, give us a call at 251-341-3385 to schedule your appointment. Dr. Walton proudly cares for patients in the Mobile, Alabama and surrounding Gulf Coast areas including Pensacola, Florida.


May 12, 2016

Healthy Vision MonthWhen we feel sick, we turn to our doctors to help us stay healthy. But sometimes, we can forget about our eyes. Their health is just as important—when your eyes are healthy, you are healthy. So to celebrate Healthy Vision Month, held each May, our experienced Mobile, Alabama eye surgeon has put together a list of suggestions for you to keep your eyes and vision on top of their game, and on top of your priority list.


Healthy Habits


Dr. Walton, as well as the National Eye Institute, encourages patients to use healthy habits on a daily basis. Not only will this promote better overall health, but can also decrease the risk of future eye disease. These healthy habits may include:


  • Getting a comprehensive eye exam

  • Living a healthy lifestyle by eating a balanced, healthy diet and getting plenty of exercise

  • Avoiding excessive smoking and alcohol consumption

  • Using protective eyewear

  • Wearing sunglasses
  • ...
May 04, 2016

LASIK Candidacy - Pensacola LASIK SurgeonLASIK surgery is an effective surgical procedure that helps correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. It can eliminate the need for contacts or glasses and is very successful for most patients. However, LASIK is not ideal for everyone and you must first decide if you are a good candidate. Here are 12 signs that you are an ideal candidate for LASIK:


  • Your Troubles Are Moderate: If you have severe astigmatism, LASIK may not be for you.

  • Your Prescription Is Stable: Check to ensure this hasn’t changed over a two year span.

  • You Know it Won’t be Perfect: Even after LASIK, you may still have to wear glasses in certain situations

  • Your Activities do not Include Blows to the Face: MMA fighters need not apply.

  • You Don’t Have Dry Eye: While dry eye syndrome...
April 27, 2016

Are your eyes feeling strained and dried out? You may be experiencing symptoms of dry-eye. Dr. Christopher Walton, M. D. explains what kind of symptoms you may be facing. A board certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Walton proudly offers patients in the Mobile, Alabama and Pensacola, Florida areas advanced eye care.




Give us a call at 251-341-3385 if you have dry-eye symptoms. Our experienced staff will be happy to schedule your appointment. 


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