Mobile LASIK and Cataract Surgery Blog

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

May 24, 2017

May is nationally recognized as Healthy Vision Month. At Dr. Christopher Walton's ophthalmology practice, we are passionate about helping our guests achieve and maintain outstanding eye health and vision. As the Baby Boomer generation grows older, we continue to see many guests who are experiencing the first signs of cataracts. Dr. Walton provides advanced cataract treatments to restore clear, sharp vision.

Cataracts are primarily a result of aging. In 2010, the National Eye Institute said more than 68 percent of Americans age 80 and older had cataracts. Half of Americans over age 65 have them (webmd). As you age, the lens of your eye hardens and thickens. The proteins in the lens clump together, which is what forms the cloudy cataract.

But are there things you can do earlier in life to prevent cataracts? Research indicates there may be. Certain things can contribute to a higher likelihood of...

May 15, 2017

LASIK vision results in AlabamaLASIK eye surgery has provided millions of Americans with clearer, sharper vision, and with the chance to live free from the hassle of glasses and contact lenses. Please familiarize yourself with the LASIK basics listed below.

What it is: A laser vision correction surgery. LASIK is a type of "refractive surgery," which means it changes the shape of the cornea in order to improve vision.

What it does: LASIK employs a laser to re-shape the cornea. The goal of the re-shaping is to change the way light rays are bent (refracted) when they are focused on your retina. The improved precision of light refraction makes your vision clearer.

What happens during the procedure: Although there are variations, the most common method involves Dr. Walton creating a hinged, thin corneal flap. The flap allows access to the cornea below. Once it is re-shaped, the hinged flap is...

May 08, 2017

Chronically dry eyes are burdensome. The discomfort and irritation can make it difficult to concentrate and may affect your mood throughout the day. So how can you alleviate this problem? Please watch Dr. Walton's video to find out. The treatment may be simpler than you think!

If you are ready to treat your dry eye condition in Mobile, AL, please call the eye center of Dr. Chris Walton, at 251-341-3385, to arrange a consultation. 

March 21, 2017

Alabama eye surgeonMarch marks the time to celebrate National Save Your Vision Month. This year, the American Optometric Association is promoting awareness around digital eyestrain and the important of receiving regular, comprehensive eye exams from an experienced ophthalmologist.

According to 2016 AOA Eye-Q survey data, the average American spends seven hours per day using digital devices such as computers, smart phones and tablets. Digital devices emit blue light, which can cause a myriad of health issues when used for long periods of time, including:

  • Vision damage

  • Sleep problems

  • Headaches

  • Eyestrain

The AOA's 2017 campaign focuses primarily on these issues, and the impact blue light has on your overall health. To help celebrate this national observance, you can take...

February 15, 2017

If you’re over the age of 40 years old, and your vision is getting blurry or cloudy, you may have cataracts. Cataracts are the most common age-related vision condition. Fortunately, cataract surgery can help address the symptoms related to this condition. Take our new quiz to find out what you know about cataract surgery, and how Dr. Christopher J. Walton can help you get the vision results you want to achieve.

If you’re in Alabama and would like to learn more about your eye surgery options, give our office a call at 251-341-3385 to schedule your initial consultation.

January 19, 2017

LASIK is a beneficial eye surgery that can help restore your vision. But what, exactly, do you know about LASIK? Take our new quiz now to put your knowledge to the test.

To fully determine if LASIK is right for you, Dr. Christopher Walton and our experienced staff will meet with you in person to discuss your eye care goals and needs. Together, we will work to formulate a treatment plan to help you get the vision results you want to achieve.

To schedule your initial consultation, give our office a call at 251-341-3385We proudly serve patients in Mobile and the surrounding Alabama communities.

December 19, 2016

Cataracts can form over the lens of your eye simply because of age and genetics. The good news is that cataracts can be easily removed by laser surgery at Walton Vision. To find out more about cataract surgery and how it works, please view this infographic:

Cataract Surgery | Mobile, Alabama

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Chris Walton of Walton Vision, please call us at 251-341-3385. We are proud to serve clients in Mobile, Alabama and the surrounding areas.

November 29, 2016

Mobile diabetic eye diseaseNovember is National Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. Although November is quickly coming to a close, it's important for patients to remember year-round how diabetes can impact their vision.

Diabetic eye disease refers to a group of eye problems that people with diabetes may face as a complication of the disease. Diabetic eye diseases may include:

  • Diabetic retinopathy (most common)

  • Cataracts

  • Glaucoma

Because diabetes can lead to various eye conditions, there are several different symptoms you should watch for. Some of the most common symptoms of diabetic eye disease may include:

  • Floaters

  • Blurry or cloudy vision

  • Drastic change in vision in one or both eyes

  • Blindness

The only way to detect diabetic eye disease is through a comprehensive dilated eye exam...