Surprising Benefits of LASIK

LASIK patient Mobile AL Are you considering LASIK eye surgery? In Mobile, experienced ophthalmologist Dr. Chris Walton has performed thousands of LASIK surgeries. About 600,000 to 800,000 people get LASIK in the U.S. each year, according to the Food and Drug Administration, and a high percentage are satisfied with the results.1 But will it be right for you? The only way to know for sure is to arrange a one-on-one evaluation with Dr. Walton. To do so, please call our office at 251-341-3385.

LASIK results can be advantageous for a wide variety of lifestyles. Below, we point out some of the benefits you may not have thought of yet.

For Athletes

LASIK surgery can be especially beneficial for people who engage in sports, particularly contact sports. It remains essential to wear proper eye protection! Even after you’ve had LASIK, you’ll need to protect your eyes from trauma. But freedom from glasses and contact lenses means you can perform at the top of your game even in the most intense sports, including:

  • Soccer
  • Running
  • Swimming
  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Baseball and softball

You won’t have to worry about dislodging or displacing your contact lenses anymore. With LASIK, you wake up with your best vision, no glasses required.

For Outdoor Recreation Enthusiasts

Bicycling after LASIK in Alabama Love the outdoors? LASIK may be the right way to make your outdoors adventures even more exciting. Leaving for the great unknown is a breeze when you don’t have to worry about losing your glasses, or placing and removing your contact lenses with gritty fingertips.

Life free from lenses can be beneficial for all outdoorswomen and outdoorsmen, including those who love:

  • Rock climbing
  • Hiking
  • Trail running
  • Backpacking
  • Skiing and snowboarding
  • Mountain biking

Just think how much lighter you can pack without contact lenses, case and solution. Don’t forget your sunglasses!

Cost Conscious

LASIK can also be a good choice financially. Yes, it is a higher upfront cost than buying a pair of eyeglasses. But over time, LASIK can be the more cost-conscious option. Think about it: You spend money every time you get new contact lenses or glasses. With LASIK, you pay for the procedure and the results are lasting, which translates to savings over the years.

Freedom From Eyewear

For some people, the freedom from glasses and contact lenses feels like a breath of fresh air. It can boost confidence, which can positively influence all aspects of your life. The only way to know if it is right for you is to discuss your options with Dr. Walton. As an experienced eye surgeon, he can determine all of the options for reducing your dependence on corrective lenses.

Your LASIK Evaluation

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Walton in Mobile, please call our office at 251-341-3385. We proudly provide advanced care for people from all over, including the Gulf Coast area. LASIK isn’t right for everyone, but Dr. Walton and our team will help you decide if it is right for your goals and your lifestyle.


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