Tips for Choosing a Cataract Surgeon

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

Mobile Cataract SurgeonFinding the right Mobile cataract surgeon depends on several different factors. Cataract surgery has very high success rates, but even so you want to find a cataract surgeon with the experience and training needed to handle any situation that may arise.

There are many things to consider when choosing the right cataract surgeon. Here are a few tips that you may not have thought about:

  • Your Surgeon’s Credentials:  Did you know that you can look up your surgeon on the American Academy of Ophthalmology website? Don’t hesitate to ask where your surgeon was trained, and if he holds any additional training or certifications, or is a member of any professional organizations.
  • Other Areas of Practice:  Whether or not your surgeon also offers LASIK surgery may seem irrelevant, but skills honed during LASIK surgery or corneal transplant surgery can give cataract surgeons the edge.
  • Are Premium IOLs Offered:  Standard intraocular lenses (IOLs) to replace the natural lens of the eye have been used to correct cataracts for many years. These standard IOLs provided excellent distance vision, but reading glasses were often still needed for near vision. Recent technology has allowed for the development of new premium IOLs which can be used to treat other vision problems as well. Premium IOLs can restore vision at multiple distances, eliminating the need for glasses after cataract surgery. Premium IOLs require a different surgical approach, so you want to make sure your cataract surgeon is experienced with these types of lenses.

Please contact Dr. Chris Walton using the form at the right side of the page or call 251-341-3385 today to schedule a cataract surgery consultation. We serve patients in Mobile, Alabama, Pensacola, Florida, and throughout the Gulf Coast region.