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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.

Guyana Eye Exams

by Dr. Hamilton on August 12, 2011

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 […]


Gucci, Nine West and bebe are here!

by Dr. Hamilton on August 3, 2011

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 the […]


Facts on Floaters

by Dr. Hamilton on April 14, 2011

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 your […]


Ever thought about daily disposable contact lenses?

by Dr. Hamilton on March 15, 2011

Contact lenses always feel the best when they first come out of the package. In recent history, the eye care industry has moved dramatically away from yearly disposable soft contact lenses to more frequent replacement lenses. Today, most patients wear contacts that are disposed of every two weeks to one month. My patients often remark […]


Guyana 2011

by Dr. Hamilton on March 14, 2011

Since graduating from optometry school in 2006, I have been amazed at the great blessings in my life. This abundance obliges me to consider an appropriate response. I think that we who are blessed are called to live a life characterized by gratitude. But pragmatically what does this mean? About six months ago, a friend […]


Contact Lenses After Forty

by Dr. Hamilton on February 25, 2011

Upon entering their forties, most people begin to lose the ability to focus on objects up close. This is called presbyopia and is the reason why adults often wear reading glasses or bifocals. People in this age group need eye correction that not only clears up their distance vision, but helps them to read again […]


More on Dr. Hamilton’s LASIK Experience

by Dr. Hamilton on February 21, 2011

A video crew recently came by Wells Branch Vision Care to interview Dr. Hamilton in regards to his surgery experience with Eye Lasik Austin. Check out the interview by clicking here.


Eye Protection and Sports

by Dr. Hamilton on February 11, 2011

I recently returned from my yearly ski trip to Colorado. Over the past couple of years, I have become much more concerned with safety while in the mountains. Two friends recently suffered head injuries while skiing or snowboarding; so I started wearing a helmet. I almost always rent a four-wheel drive vehicle to mitigate the […]


Dr. Hamilton’s LASIK Experience

by Dr. Hamilton on January 27, 2011

For years my patients have been asking me why I haven’t had LASIK yet. My response was always something along the the lines of, “Oh — I haven’t had time,” or “I’m planning on getting to it soon.” In reality, I think that I was nervous about having surgery on my eyes. I had accompanied […]


What is Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

by Dr. Hamilton on January 18, 2011

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease that blurs the sharp, central vision you need for “straight-ahead” activities such as reading, sewing, and driving. AMD affects the macula, the part of the eye that allows you to see fine detail. In some cases, AMD advances so slowly that people notice little change in their vision. […]