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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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  • Which is safer — LASIK surgery or Contact Lenses

    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

    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…

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  • Dry Eye Syndrome

    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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  • Guyana Eye Exams

    Dr. Hamilton will be leaving leaving in 2 days for a week long mission trip to Guyana, located in South America. Together with his team, he hopes to do over 1500 eye exams in a 5 day clinic, distributing glasses received from the Wisconsin Lion’s Club. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers over…

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  • Gucci, Nine West and bebe are here!

    If you haven’t been in lately — we’ve made a few changes at Wells Branch Vision Care. We just finished some major remodeling and the place looks great. Come by and see us!   Remodeling the office has allowed us to expand our glasses frame selection dramatically. We’ve added some new lines to fill in…

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  • Facts on Floaters

    Floaters appear as little “cobwebs” or specks that drift about in your field of vision. They are small, dark, shadowy shapes that can look like spots, thread-like strands, or squiggly lines.   They move as your eyes move and seem to dart away when you try to look at them directly. They do not follow…

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