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Wells Branch Vision Care is a locally-owned business that has been serving Austin for almost two decades. We use state of the art diagnostic equipment to provide you with the best eye care in central Texas.


Champagne Corks and Shuttlecocks

With trauma, an once of prevention is truly worth a pound of cure. I am in the process of preparing a talk to be presented at the national meeting of the American Optometric Association in Washington, DC this summer. I will be presenting the case of an 18 year old, high-school student who developed rapidly…

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  • Computer Vision Syndrome

    Computer use is challenging on the eyes.  Problems arising from all-day screen time are so common that doctors have given it a name – Computer Vision Syndrome or CVS.  Patients often ask how to relieve these symptoms.  The common components of CVS and some practical solutions are described below.   Ametropia is having the wrong prescription….

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  • Top Eye-Healthy Foods? Hint: Not Carrots

    Nutrient-rich foods can improve eye health, follow these recommendations from Wells Branch Vision Care.   A balanced diet is an important foundation to maintain good health, but many Americans don’t know what nutrients are best for their eyes, and that diet can affect your eye health and vision as you age.  Wells Branch Vision encourages…

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  • Spring Sunglasses

    In addition to making us look cool, sunglasses offer a number of health benefits Sunglasses shield the inside of the eyes from harmful rays from the sun.  Vision scientists have found that macular degeneration and cataracts have been associated with ultraviolet (UV) light exposure.  Those with a family history of these common diseases should be…

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  • Wide Field Retinal Imaging

    The doctors at Wells Branch Vision recommend a retinal exam as part of a yearly comprehensive eye exam.   Traditionally, this meant that the patient would have to have their pupils dilated through the use of eye drops. And this is still true today. Dilation is the best method for the doctor to see into…

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  • Three Reasons to Consider Daily Disposable Contact Lens

    During the past three to four years there has been an enormous shift in the optical market towards daily disposable contact lenses. Doctors and patients are choosing one-time use contacts over the traditional one-month and two-week disposables.   And why should you consider making this switch? Here are three good reasons. First, daily disposable contact…

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  • Bifocal Hard Contacts

    Hard contact lenses have been around for a long time. Adult patients will often remark to me that back when they started wearing contacts, hard lenses were the only option. Most of them assume that hard contacts have gone the way of the dodo.   But this technology is far from obsolete. Hard, or rigid…

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