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Eye Care Library – Family Eye Care in Austin, Texas

Welcome to the Avery Ranch Family Eye Care Library. We hope you enjoy and find our comprehensive collection of vision and eye health information resourceful. As you browse through this section of our website, you will find dozens of helpful articles about eye diseases, how your vision works, common eye conditions, cataract surgery, children’s vision, how vision changes as we age, and many other interesting topics. If you have any questions about an item you read in this section, please contact our Optometrist or come by for an appointment. We are happy to answer any questions in regards to all aspects of your vision.

  • Explore our online library of animations and topics through our 3D-Eye Office, powered by EyemaginationsTM .
  • Some of the common eye care conditions, terms and technology that might be discussed during your eye exam. 
  • Healthy vision is a way of life.  Routine eye exams help enhance your everyday vision while preserving the well being of your eyes.
  • The human eye is a marvel of built-in engineering, combining reflected light, lens imaging capability, multiple lighting adjustments, and information processing. When working properly, the human eye converts light into impulses that are conveyed to the brain and interpreted as images.
  • If you work in a hazardous environment like a construction zone or workshop, participate in sports or extreme sports, shatter and impact resistant eyewear is an absolute must for adults and children.
  • Seeing clearly is just one part of your overall eye health. It is important to have regular eye exams whether or not you wear glasses or contacts, and even if your vision seems clear. The articles below explain what problems can be discovered during an eye exam, what’s involved in a comprehensive exam, and special considerations for children and contacts.
  • The following topics will demonstrate how you can become proactive in the care for your child's eyes, spot potential trouble, and maximize the opportunity for crisp, convenient, and healthy vision.
  • Tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses? Several surgical methods can correct your eyesight, and in most cases give you the freedom of seeing well without corrective lenses. 
  • Read more about some of the most common eye diseases including cataracts, diabetes, glaucoma and macular degeneration.
  • Eye conditions can range from mild to severe.  Some are chronic, while others may resolve on their own.  The articles below will give a basic understanding of some of these conditions and their implications.  Remember, this is not intended as a substitute for visiting with your eye doctor if you feel something is wrong, or if you do not feel or see well. 
  • If you are among the 85 million Baby Boomers, born between 1946 and 1964 in the United States and Canada, you've probably noticed your eyes changing.  The normal age related loss of near focusing ability called presbyopia usually becomes a problem in our 40's.  This change requires new vision correction solutions. Learn about measures you can take to keep seeing clearly for years to come.
  • Just as our physical strength decrease with age, our eyes also exhibit an age related decline in performance particularly as we reach our 60's and beyond. Some age related eye changes are perfectly normal, but others may signal a more serious condition. It is important to recognize signs and symptoms, and perhaps even more important to mitigate the effects of aging with some simple and common-sense strategies.