Helping Your Children Love Their Glasses

Teaching Your Kids to Love Their Glasses Their Glasses Should Be Their Own Glasses don’t carry quite the same stigma they used to, but the fear of facing mockery from peers is still one of the main reasons many children don’t like wearing their specs. The best way to help your child feel confident wearing glasses is to let them pick the …

Why We Get Dark Circles Under Our Eyes

Combating Dark Circles Under Your Eyes Many of us have seen those pesky dark circles or bags under our eyes and blame it on a lack of sleep. But there’s actually more to it than that! The Skin Under Your Eyes Is Very Thin The skin underneath and around your eyes is much thinner than the skin on the rest …

Why Do We Have Eyebrows And Eyelashes?

Learn How Eyebrows and Eyelashes Protect Your Eyes You see them every time you look in the mirror, but you probably don’t think about them very often. And when you do start thinking about those seemingly random furry patches on your forehead known as eyebrows or the delicate hair coming out of your eyelids known as eyelashes, they seem kind …

Toys And Eye Safety: Not All Fun And Games

Children’s Eye Safety in Austin, TX Kids see all the epic action-adventure films coming out these days and want to be larger-than-life characters like Harry Potter, Iron Man, Luke Skywalker, and Katniss Everdeen, and that means battery-powered wands, Nerf guns, lightsabers, and toy bows all over the playroom and backyard. What these toys all have in common (apart from being awesome) …

Can Sunglasses Expire?

  Can Sunglasses Expire? There are two kinds of people in this world: those that buy a new pair of sunglasses every year, maybe even several pairs, and those that find one good pair that they love and try to make them last. If you are part of the second group, you may want to listen up. A study was …

Relieve Computer Eye Strain With These Simple Tips

Dealing With computer Eye Strain Even if you don’t have a desk job that requires a lot of time in front of a computer, it’s important to understand the effects it can have on our bodies and our vision. Computer Vision Syndrome can cause headaches, dry eyes, blurred vision, and shoulder or neck pain. Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) affects 64-90 percent …

Have You Ever Wondered What A Phoropter Does?

This is a question we love getting: “What does that big, space helmet-looking thing actually do anyway?” Most patients have wondered what that large, imposing piece of equipment is that they always see at the optometrist’s office. Well, it’s called a phoropter, or a refractor, and it’s an awesome tool we eye docs love to use! Read on to find …

Westlake Eyecare is Growing!

Westlake Eyecare Opens New Downtown Location We are so excited to announce the opening of our new Downtown location!  Please come visit us in the 360 Building or give us a call at 512-643-2020!