LASIK surgery is a great way to live free from glasses and contact lenses. In Mobile, Dr. Walton has been performing this vision correction procedure for decades. To find out if you are a good candidate, all you have to do is arrange a complimentary consultation with Dr. Walton by calling 251-341-3385.
Reasons to Consider LASIK Surgery
Millions of Americans have undergone LASIK surgery. It has the potential to provide life-changing results. Imagine seeing the time on your clock clearly in the morning, as soon as you open your eyes. Imagine a morning cup of coffee without first having to find your glasses, or hiking one of Alabama’s scenic trails without having to worry about your contact lenses. LASIK can lift a weight from your shoulders by freeing you from dependency on glasses and contacts.
You may want to consider LASIK if:
- You want to reduce your reliance on glasses and/or contact lenses
- You want as close to 20/20 vision as possible
- You want a long-term answer to vision correction
The changes made to the eye are permanent changes. Most patients enjoy lifelong vision improvement, although it is possible for nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism to return if the shape of the eye’s lens changes for some reason. But significant vision changes are uncommon. All people experience presbyopia at some point, which is age-related farsightedness. Most people with presbyopia use glasses to read and to drive at night.
The Evaluation Appointment
If you are interested in LASIK, the next step is to arrange an appointment with experienced ophthalmologist Dr. Christopher Walton. The best part? Dr. Walton’s LASIK consultations are free! There is no financial obligation involved in finding out if you are a good candidate.
During your consultation, Dr. Walton will examine your eyes and discuss your expectations with you. He wants to make sure LASIK is the best match for you. Our front office will discuss cost and financing with you, and arrange your next appointment if you decide you want LASIK.
The LASIK Surgery
The procedure is painless. It takes only 6 minutes per eye. You may feel pressure on your eye, but it will be light. A topical anesthetic will be administered so that the sensation in the surgical area is numbed. The great thing about this procedure is that you can remain fully awake and conscious, so there is no prolonged anesthesia recovery afterward.
Dr. Walton creates a flap in the corneal tissue, which is folded back so that the underlying tissue can be accessed. Using a laser, Dr. Walton re-shapes the corneal tissue to correct the vision disorder. The flap is laid back over the eye in its proper position. The flap does not require sutures. It naturally heals as you recover from LASIK.
Arrange Your Free Consultation
Dr. Chris Walton looks forward to discussing your vision improvement options with you. To arrange your free LASIK consultation in Mobile, Alabama, please call our practice at 251-341-3385.