Austin Optometry Group

Austin Optometry Group

Providing Austin with comprehensive eye care since 1976! Please visit us at: www.austinoptometrygrp.com

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The medmont meridia Experience - Panel Discussion 08/04/2021

The medmont meridia Experience - Panel Discussion

Interested in the advancements in managing Dry Eye as well as Orthokeratology? Check out Dr. Wolf on this esteemed international panel discussion on his experiences as an early adopter of this technology.

The medmont meridia Experience - Panel Discussion A panel of Dr. Aaron Wolf, Dr. David Kading, and Mr. Scott Brown discuss freely their experiences with the new medmont meridia Advanced Topographer along wit...

New Perspectives in Managing Dry Eye Start with Screening | Medmont International Pty Ltd 03/25/2021

New Perspectives in Managing Dry Eye Start with Screening | Medmont International Pty Ltd

Dry Eye Disease is a common and rapidly growing problem that affects people of all ages, races, and backgrounds. At Austin Optometry Group we screen all our patients at their annual eye exams for signs of dry eye. You no longer have to suffer with dry eyes.

Check out this article by our own Dr. Wolf.

New Perspectives in Managing Dry Eye Start with Screening | Medmont International Pty Ltd While optometry practices may see fewer patients now, they can improve the quality of care by focusing screening and prevention.

Photos from Austin Optometry Group's post 03/18/2021

Fun fact: the eyes are literally the only place in your entire body you can directly visualize your blood vessels! This is one of many reasons it’s so important to have your retinas examined by your eye doctor. We are checking much more than just your vision!

This is a case Dr. Wolf diagnosed recently of nonischemic central retinal vein occlusion with cystoid macular edema. Notice the significant hemorrhages in all quadrants of the eye in the photo to your right.

Vascular occlusion/obstruction is one of the most common causes of vascular retinopathy. The major vein of the eye hitches a ride to the eye within the optic nerve itself, and anywhere along that pathway an obstruction is possible. Vision is lost immediately. In mild cases, it may eventually return, in many cases it is permanently reduced in that eye.

This particular patient has very small optic nerves, often referred to as “discs at risk” because the vessels are more crowded within small optic nerves and more prone to occlusion.

This patient was referred for a complete cardiovascular workup and will be treated by a retinal specialist.

03/09/2021

What do you know about Demodex mites? Bet you didn’t know you likely have them on you right now. 😱
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Demodex mites are microscopic and live inside our hair follicles, feeding on the bacteria of our skin. A little bit’s not bad, but too much will cause chronic inflammation and dryness to the skin and eyes. They also lead to styes and the sometimes permanent loss of eyelashes.
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At Austin Optometry Group, we utilize the latest technologies including lid debridement and natural therapeutics to rid the eyelids of these pesky bugs.
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These pictures are taken a week apart and after a special lid treatment by Dr. Wolf and shows not only cleaner lashes, but more importantly less inflammation of the lids and less thickening/swelling of the lid margins!

What do you know about Demodex mites? Bet you didn’t know you likely have them on you right now. 😱
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Demodex mites are microscopic and live inside our hair follicles, feeding on the bacteria of our skin. A little bit’s not bad, but too much will cause chronic inflammation and dryness to the skin and eyes. They also lead to styes and the sometimes permanent loss of eyelashes.
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At Austin Optometry Group, we utilize the latest technologies including lid debridement and natural therapeutics to rid the eyelids of these pesky bugs.
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These pictures are taken a week apart and after a special lid treatment by Dr. Wolf and shows not only cleaner lashes, but more importantly less inflammation of the lids and less thickening/swelling of the lid margins!

02/14/2021

Happy Valentine’s (or ValentEYEn’s) Day from AOG!

Happy Valentine’s (or ValentEYEn’s) Day from AOG!

Photos from Austin Optometry Group's post 01/26/2021

Here are some cool photos of a BostonSight Scleral lens with channels built into the periphery by a laser guided lathe to allow increased oxygen to the cornea and reduced suction of the lens. Awesome technological breakthrough!

Photos from Austin Optometry Group's post 01/22/2021

Here’s an inside look at Dr. Wolf designing truly custom contact lenses.

This is case of eye trauma and fungal infection that led to corneal deformity, the removal of the eye’s natural internal lens, and severe glaucoma.

The very large raised mound of tissue seen at 10 o’clock is a sort of underground tunnel dug in with shunts to drain the water in the eye to treat the glaucoma.

Because of so much geographical complexity, glasses can’t correct her vision and regular contact lenses will not fit properly or provide good vision, and could even damage her eye further, so we 3D mapped her eye and designed specialized image-guided Scleral prosthetic lenses to perfectly fit her eye.

Looking forward to her enjoying these life changing lenses and her new vision!!

Photos from Austin Optometry Group's post 12/30/2020

These are examples of scleral lenses with special channels designed into the lens to relieve suctioning forces on the eye during wear and during removal. These lenses are used to treat a variety of conditions, but this particular patient wears them to treat his severe dry eye and severe nearsightedness. When filled with sterile saline, they provide a prosthetic ocular surface environment, allowing the eye to be submerged by fluids to prevent dryness and provide excellent clarity of vision.

New Perspectives in Managing Dry Eye Start with Screening | Medmont International Pty Ltd 12/17/2020

New Perspectives in Managing Dry Eye Start with Screening | Medmont International Pty Ltd

Check out Dr. Wolf’s article on one of our favorite instruments that our patients are absolutely loving!!

Non-invasive dry eye testing with beautiful images, videography, infrared imaging of the eyelid glands, and even topographical mapping! All of which helps us creates more targeted treatment for your dry eyes.

If you haven’t been in the office the last 9 months you’ve got to experience this new technology that Austin Optometry Group was one of the very first practices WORLDWIDE to incorporate!

Call to schedule an eye exam or dry eye evaluation today at 512-454-4641 or visit us at www.austinoptometrygrp.com

New Perspectives in Managing Dry Eye Start with Screening | Medmont International Pty Ltd While optometry practices may see fewer patients now, they can improve the quality of care by focusing screening and prevention.

Photos from Austin Optometry Group's post 11/10/2020

Today is World Keratoconus Day, and we at Austin Optometry Group want to raise awareness on a condition where we specialize in restoring vision—keratoconus, and also support and advocate for those living with KC.

This non-inflammatory progressive condition leads to corneal thinning until the cornea bulges forward and causes significant visual impairment. Aside from surgical interventions, KC can be treated with scleral and hybrid contact lenses to improve visual outcomes.

Learn more—and even donate to the National Keratoconus Foundation to support research finding causes, treatments, and cures—by visiting ➡️ www.NJCF.org ⬅️

#austineyecare #austineyedoctor #austineyeexam #austineyedoctors #austineyedoc #eyes #optometry #ophthalmology #eyehealth #ocularhealth #keratoconus #keratoconusawareness #nkcf #worldkcday

08/20/2020

Did you know that with custom contact lenses we can allow you to see both distance and near, like in your progressive lens glasses, but without having to turn or tilt your head?

Here's an example of custom multifocal soft contact lenses. Regular multifocal soft contacts work for many people but custom lenses allow us to change anything from the curvature of the lenses to the diameter of the lenses to the sizes of the optic zones (where your prescription resides) to the designs of the optic zones...or even displacing the optic zones from the center of the lens so that it perfectly matches your visual axis!

In this case, these custom soft multifocals for astigmatism have the right lens in a center-near design (reading power in very center progressing outwards to the distance power) and left eye in a center-distance design (distance power progressing outwards to reading power) with both lenses having their optic zones displaced so that they align perfectly with the patients visual axis.

This patient was able to achieve 20/20 vision through a number of regular soft contact lens designs, but with these custom designed lenses he enjoys 20/20 vision at both distance and near! These may be the perfect option for you if you've ever struggled with your vision through your previous contacts.

07/02/2020

Dr. Wolf was interviewed by Tangible Science recently, a biotech company based out of California that is taking the specialty contact lens world by storm with their lens coatings and cleaning solutions. Listen to the interview here! ... https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=TGqL7_OPOUk

And read the rest of the interview here... https://tangiblescience.com/eye-care-practice-insights/

07/01/2020

Talking with Tangible Episode 2: Dr. Aaron Wolf

Dr. Wolf was interviewed by Tangible Science recently, a biotech company based out of California that is taking the specialty contact lens world by storm with their lens coatings and cleaning solutions. Check out the interview here!

This month on Talking with Tangible we had the fantastic opportunity to speak with Dr. Aaron Wolf from the Austin Optometry Group about his eye care practice...

06/01/2020

Contact Lens Wear and COVID-19

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06/01/2020

Contact Lens Wear and Coronavirus

Research confirms contact lens wear safe and at no greater risk for COVID-19. 5 important takeaways...

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05/18/2020

First day back open! New procedures in place to keep you safe during this time. Call us to schedule your appointment and remember to bring your face mask 😷👍

05/18/2020

Those dirty, old, yellow blinds had to go! New white wood blinds looking clean with the new trim! @ Austin Optometry Group

05/18/2020

Timeline Photos

05/13/2020

Never underestimate the power of a little color and fresh paint!! Forgot to take a proper “before” photo but this little glass table was dusty and beat up and found in storage, and the other piece doesn’t have much functionality but was in an exam room holding brochures for many years. Still not very functional haha but much prettier now! The bright little table will hold some of our more eclectic frames in our optical showroom. 👌 @ Austin Optometry Group

05/12/2020

Who’s this handsome devil? Many of you know him well! Bonus points if you can guess the year! Many of you have asked about Dr. Joe. He tells us he’s enjoying his well-deserved retirement. 👍👍 #renovationtreasures #signlanguage #texasoptometricassociation #optometry #optometrist #eyecare #eyeexam

05/11/2020

Some sneak peeks of some of our updates! @ Austin Optometry Group

05/05/2020

Our Online Store has been live for a few weeks now and has been a big hit! Over 300 available premier products ranging from contact lenses to dry eye therapies to vitamin supplements to contact lens solutions and more shipped directly to your home! Visit https://www.austinoptometrygrp.com to see more. @ Austin Optometry Group

05/04/2020

Primer is up on the brick. Looks great with all our natural lighting!

05/02/2020

Cabinets are off and getting a facelift!! @ Austin Optometry Group

04/30/2020

Renovations are underway at AOG!! We’re excited for you to see the improvements over the coming weeks as we add piece by piece. We are still open a few hours each day for emergencies and offering telehealth visits for non-routine care. We’ll begin seeing routine exams second half of May. @ Austin Optometry Group

03/21/2020

From our friends at the Texas Nursing Association #flattenthecurve

12/17/2019

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas over here at AOG!! Swing by and take advantage of end of the year specials and use any FSA, HSA, or insurance benefits before they run out. 🎄🎅🏻🤶🏻

austinoptometrygrp.com 11/05/2019

Punctal plugs - Austin Optometry Group

Punctal plugs can relieve dry eye symptoms when drops or ointments fail. Punctal plugs are placed in the opening of the tear ducts (called “puncta”) in the eyelids to block tear drainage and keep the eyes moist. Implantation should reduce the need for artificial tear drops and increase the patient’s overall comfort. Make your appointment today! https://bit.ly/2V2Hwja

austinoptometrygrp.com Punctal plugs can relieve dry eye symptoms when drops or ointments fail. Punctal plugs are placed in the opening of the tear ducts (called “puncta”) in the eyelids to block tear drainage and keep the eyes moist. Implantation should reduce the need for artificial tear drops and increase the patie...

11/04/2019

Dry eye is a common condition that occurs when the eyes are insufficiently moisturized, leading to itching, redness, and pain from dry spots on the surface of the eye. The eyes may become dry and irritated due to many reasons such as your tear glands not producing enough tears, corneal exposure from incomplete blinking or incomplete closure during sleep, or rapid evaporation of tears. Don’t wait to seek treatment! #dryeye #visioncare #optometrist #optometry

11/01/2019

Computer Vision Syndrome is a temporary condition that occurs when the eyes focus on the computer screen for long, uninterrupted periods of time. Symptoms include headaches, blurred vision, eye strain, dry, irritated eyes, and the difficulty in refocusing the eyes. There are solutions! Let us help! #eyestrain #computervisionsyndrome

10/31/2019

Trick or treat yo' self! Happy Halloween!

10/30/2019

A cataract is a common condition that causes a clouding of the eye’s natural lens. The lens will cloud naturally as we age, causing a gradual reduction of vision, but cataracts are not always part of the natural aging process. They can occur at any age, even at birth! They are a serious condition that requires medical attention from your optometrist. Let us examine your eyes today if you think you may be developing cataracts. #cataracts #cataractsurgery #cloudyvision

austinoptometrygrp.com 10/29/2019

Restasis® - Austin Optometry Group

Restasis® Ophthalmic Emulsion is the only prescription eye drop available to treat chronic dry eye caused by low tear production. Made by Allergan, Restasis® drops increase tear production so the eyes are better moisturized and less painful. Two drops a day in each affected eye – one drop in the morning and one at night – is all it takes. Try it today! https://bit.ly/2Va9V7b

austinoptometrygrp.com Restasis® Ophthalmic Emulsion is the only prescription eye drop available to treat chronic dry eye caused by low tear production. Made by Allergan, Restasis® drops increase tear production so the eyes are better moisturized and less painful. Two drops a day in each affected eye – one drop in the...

10/25/2019

What number do you see? If you do not see a number, you may have a color vision deficiency, commonly known as color blindness. If you think you might be color blind, visit or call our office today. #colorblindtest #colorblind

10/23/2019

“Pink eye” can be highly contagious, for up to several weeks after signs and symptoms have begun. Prompt treatment can protect others from becoming infected with the viruses and bacteria that cause pink eye. Call us today for treatment! #pinkeye #conjunctivitis

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Austin, TX
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