A Look at LASIK: Why Choosing the Right Eye Surgeon is Key

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

Mobile eye surgeonLASIK is very beneficial and helps restore your vision. However, it requires significant training and knowledge to deliver optimum results. It's important to choose the right eye surgeon for your procedure.

Although LASIK is an outpatient treatment, it requires a steady and experienced hand. To begin, numbing eye drops are administered so you don't feel pain or discomfort during your surgery. The entire process takes about 12-13 minutes to complete. During the procedure, a small flap will be made on the surface of your eye so the laser can access and reshape your cornea. This will allow your eye to properly reflect light to your retina, resulting in clearer vision. Once completed, the flap is then replaced and will heal naturally during the recovery process.

As you can see, LASIK is quite intricate and involves a lot of skill. That's why choosing the right doctor is so important. If an eye surgeon lacks the proper training, you and your vision ultimately suffer.

When choosing the eye surgeon that's right for you, be sure they meet specific qualifications, including:

  • They are board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
  • They have significant experience performing LASIK
  • They use advanced technology and the latest tools
  • They have high concern with patient comfort and education

Dr. Christopher Walton and his team offer a unique experience for each patient. Together, we will walk you through the LASIK process so you understand your procedure, and can be confident on the day of your surgery.

To determine if LASIK is right for you, Dr. Walton will conduct a comprehensive eye exam and meet with you in person to discuss your vision restoration goals. If you are not a good candidate, we will recommend other treatments to help improve your sight, such as PRK.

If you are in the Mobile area and would like to discuss your LASIK options, give our office a call at 251-341-3385 to schedule your initial consultation.