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Is The Vivity Lens Right For Me?

Do you have cataracts? Are you struggling to choose the right intraocular lens to have implanted during cataract surgery?  Westlake Eye Specialists is excited to announce we are now offering the Alcon AcrySof IQ Vivity lens for our cataract patients. We are one of 30 practices in the country to offer this lens. Keep reading… Read More


10 Reasons To Get LASIK Right Now

Always thought about having LASIK but never been able to talk yourself into it? There has never been a better time to get LASIK! It’s understandable if you’re nervous thinking about LASIK. Keep reading for 10 reasons to get LASIK right now! 1. No More Contacts Getting LASIK means the end of needing to wear… Read More


Are You Prepared For Cataract Surgery?

Aging is the most common cause of cataracts. If you are getting older, you may already have cataracts and not know it. Cataracts can make your vision less clear and cloudy. If your quality of life has begun to suffer, it might be time to get cataract surgery. Before any surgery, it makes sense to… Read More


What Is Really Causing My Dry Eyes?

Dry eyes are very common. This condition often occurs when your eyes produce low-quality tears or not enough tears. Dealing with dry eyes can be uncomfortable. If your eyes sting or burn, you may have dry eyes. This can be made worse if you’re flying, near air conditioning, or if you spend a lot of… Read More


Can I Get LASIK With Astigmatism?

If you have astigmatism, you may think that you cannot get procedures like LASIK. This is not always true. Whether you can get LASIK depends on the severity of your astigmatism. Astigmatism is a refractive error that occurs when the cornea is an irregular shape. With astigmatism, you’ll likely experience blurry vision. This is because… Read More


What Is Ptosis?

Are your eyelids droopy? Are you tired of looking like you’re exhausted all the time? You may have a condition called ptosis. It’s also known as “pathologic droopy eyelid.” With ptosis, the upper eyelids sag and cover or almost cover up the pupil, causing a sleepy appearance. Keep reading to learn more about ptosis! What… Read More


3 Reasons To Consider LASIK Before This Fall

Tired of relying on glasses to see? These days, you don’t have to! LASIK is the perfect way to fix your eyesight and give you the vision you deserve. It’s never too late to start your LASIK journey. The sooner you come in for a consultation at Westlake Eye Specialists in Austin, TX, the sooner… Read More


Does Glaucoma Hurt?

Glaucoma is a complicated disease that affects you in many ways. In a typical case of glaucoma, the disease progresses slowly. Most patients with the condition don’t realize they have it until vision loss has already occurred. The problem is that any vision lost because of glaucoma is permanent. There are no symptoms to warn… Read More


3 Tips For Choosing An IOL Cost-Effectively

Choosing an IOL is sometimes easier said than done. After all, it is something that will affect the way you see for the rest of your life. For that reason, you need to be careful and choose the right one. But as much as you may want to buy the best IOL, money does factor… Read More


How Does LipiFlow Treatment Work?

An astounding number of people all over the world suffer from dry eye syndrome every day. This means they are experiencing blurry vision and eyes that are uncomfortable, gritty, and itchy. They may even be in pain. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Dry eyes can be stopped with the correct treatment plan…. Read More