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Refractive Surgery

What is it, and who is a good candidate?

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Learn more about glaucoma, which is a disease that can damage the eye's optic nerve.

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We’re in Full Swing!

We're open, and we've implemented changes throughout to make your eye care experience as safe as possible.

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Update Since Governor Abbott’s New Executive Order

Our office update following Governor Abbot's New Executive Order as of Tuesday, April 21, 2020.

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How Optique is Protecting Against the Coronavirus

The following changes have been implemented as of March 21, 2020.

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We Now Carry RevitaLash® & RevitaBrow®

Helps transform the look of your eyelashes and eyebrows.

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I Have My New Glasses Prescription, Now What?

Dr. Z discusses the many steps that go into translating your new prescription into a pair of finalized glasses that are ready to wear.

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No Two Pairs of Eyes are the Same

Do you ever wonder what makes your vision or prescription different from someone else's?

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Cataracts, Part II

Part II of everything you need to know about this common condition.

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Cataracts, Part I of II

Part I of everything you need to know about this common condition.

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​Am I Hurting My Eyes by Using the Computer Too Much?

These devices can improve productivity and they can be great sources of entertainment, but what are the potential health impacts of this increased screen time?

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Systemic Health Conditions and Your Eyes

There are many common findings during a routine eye exam that can be an early sign of significant systemic health concerns.

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All About Your Yearly Contact Lens Evaluation and Fitting

Dr. Z explains why we do the contact lens evaluation and fitting exam each year.

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What Can I do to Help Protect My Eyes?

Dr. Z talks about a few steps you can do for preventative eye health.

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Why We Want to See You Each Year

Comprehensive Eye Exam vs. Online Vision Screening

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Optician Q+A

Bryan, our optical manager, sheds some light on what it takes to be an expert Optican.

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Astigmatism Contact Lens Options

I have been told I have astigmatism, and now I want to try contacts....can I?

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The Types of Glaucoma Testing We Do

Puff test, Visual Field, OCT, Optomap... what is all of that?

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Age Related Macular Degeneration

You've heard about this, but what does it really mean?

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Up and Coming Eyewear

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Is it Pink Eye?

This is probably one of the most common patient questions that we receive at Optique.

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Use It or Lose It!

Don't forget to use up your flex/health spending accounts and get your eyes examined before the end of this year.

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Focus on Ahlem

Learn more about Ahlem, which is an independent eyewear brand that we carry at our Seaholm showroom.

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Protecting Your Eyes

How often do you actually wear sunglasses? A recent study revealed that about 31% of American’s wear sunglasses. Only 31%! In this blog, Toni, dives deep into how and why we should protect our eyes.

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Why do you have Under Eye Circles?

Most of us will wake up in the morning looking “tired”, when in all reality we just have those pesky dark circles under the eyes. In this blog post, our own Certified Para-Optometric Technician, Toni, will discuss the science underneath it all.

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Single Use Contacts

You've probably heard a lot about them, so Dr. Rhodes gives you the dish on why they are so popular.

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Optique At Home Try On

Take up to 3 pairs of glasses to try for 24 hours to show friends or family! Keep some or none.

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Am I A Good Candidate for LASIK?

At Optique this is one of the most common questions our doctors get from patients, so Dr. Z wanted to talk about the process and dispel some LASIK myths to give everyone a better understanding.

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Wearing Progressive Lenses

Optique offers the newest, top-of-the-line progressive lenses, custom-fitted to each patient by certified opticians. If you are trying new progressives, you will find the following information helpful.

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Ten Things You May Not Know About Dr. Rhodes

In this blog, it is my turn to get personal. I came up with a list below of 10 things you may or may not know about me.

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Say What?!? An Optometry Office That Delivers?

Yes, that’s right, we now deliver! You may have seen our car driving around Austin already, but we have our very own mascot, the “Mobile Vision Response Unit,” ready to work.

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I’m Young, and I Need Reading Glasses?

We hear this a lot at our office, so Dr. Z explained why this has become more common: One of the most common vision complaints that I get every day has to do with headaches, eyestrain and blurry near vision. This is a very common and expected result of aging that has to do with an eye condition called presbyopia.

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Getting to Know Dr. Z

We promised that our blog will include more personal tidbits about our doctors and staff, so I (Dr. Rhodes) asked Dr. Zemanovich (aka “Dr. Z”) to tell us more about himself. Here is what he said...

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Beware of Buying Eyeglasses Online

Today you can buy anything on the internet, with one of the latest trends being low cost prescription eyeglasses. But don’t be dazzled by nice web design and a trendy business model–if you care about quality, vision, and comfort, buying eyeglasses online is simply not worth it.

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Come Join Our World

Welcome to Optique’s See Well, Look Better blog. Here you will find everything and anything that pops into our mind that will help you get to know us better.