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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

by Dr. Hamilton on May 19, 2017

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

by Dr. Hamilton on May 5, 2017

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.  As […]

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Top Eye-Healthy Foods? Hint: Not Carrots

by Dr. Hamilton on April 25, 2017

Nutrient-rich foods can improve eye health, follow these recommendations from Wells Branch Vision. 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 Austinites to visit […]

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Spring Sunglasses

by Dr. Hamilton on April 20, 2017

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

by Dr. Hamilton on April 26, 2012

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 the […]

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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 lens […]

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Bifocal Hard Contacts

by Dr. Hamilton on April 12, 2012

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 gas […]

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Which is safer — LASIK surgery or Contact Lenses

by Dr. Hamilton on March 27, 2012

When it comes to corneal refractive surgery (i.e. LASIK) – my patients often report that they are going to wait until the procedure’s safety profile improves. I can understand this objection. I’m rather conservative myself when it comes to my own health. For a long time now, may surgery centers have been making the claim […]

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WBVC is Pleased to Announce the Addition of SPY Optics

by Dr. Hamilton on September 30, 2011

Over the past twelve months we’ve been rocking at Wells Branch Vision Care. We finished the renovation of our office space in June. In July we added a number of designers to augment our collection. Among the new designers were bebe, Gucci and Nine West. We’ve expanded our glasses frame collection and now were pleased […]

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Dry Eye Syndrome

by Dr. Hamilton on September 28, 2011

What is dry eye syndrome? Dry eye syndrome is a common condition that affects millions of Americans – women more often than men. In some instances, it is characterized by dry, irritated eyes due to a lack of lubricating tears. Surprisingly, it can also lead to excessively watery eyes due to tears lacking the proper […]

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