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The Doctor's Doctor -  What Doctors in the Local Community Have to Say Bristol Family Eyecare!


I have known Dr. Bristol for several years. He is always warm and professional. His office has the latest technology available in order to maintain the highest standards in eye care. He has been my eye doctor for a long time, and I have referred many friends and family to him. I highly recommend his services.

Dr. Pamela Monday


I enjoy going to Bristol Family Eyecare for my eye exams.  The team is very attentive and brought me back for my appointment very quickly. Dr Bristol did a thorough exam and he explained the process and the results in detail.  After my exam, one of the team members helped me find the perfect pair of glasses and was able to get them ordered that day. Overall, it was a great experience.
Rachel Montgomery, DDS


In nine years as a patient, Dr. Bristol has always provided outstanding quality care. He is thorough, professional, and knowledgeable, and takes time to explain his findings and answer all questions. As a retired pediatric dentist, I am very impressed with the efficiency and competency of his practice. In Dr. Bristol’s office, I know I am in good hands.
Ralph G. Johnson III, D.M.D.


My experience at Bristol Family Eyecare  has been a great one.  Dr. Bristol has really helped me get back into contacts after years of contact irritation committing me to glasses use.  My eyes are doing much better.  He has a great handle on his field, and has a very friendly bedside manner.  He and his office staff are very courteous, mindful of my time, and went out of their way to look into what my prescription costs might be for various eye drops.  I will definitely be returning, and won't hesitate to recommend family and friends to the practice.
Tyler Jorgensen, M.D.


My family has returned every year to Bristol family eye care for almost 10 years now. We love the location and the staff. They have been very patient with my kids especially when teaching them how to wear contacts and care for their eyes. Dr. Bristol is kind and engaging and always there to offer educational information about our eye health. We will be back next year!
Linda Shaffer, MD


My name is Dr. Benjamin Nemec. I am a West Austin dentist, and founder of The Hills Dental Spa. My practice focuses on comprehensive restorative and cosmetic dentistry for adults. Obviously my vision is critical for my occupation and my ability to provide optimal care for my patients. I have trusted Dr. Bristol with the health of my eyes, as well as my family's vision needs, for over ten years.  It is important for me to have an optometrist that utilizes and emphasizes the most modern techniques and technology that I value in my own practice. And I feel very confident in referring my friends, family and patients to Bristol Family Eyecare.
Benjamin L. Nemec, DDS
The Hills Dental Spa


Dr. Bristol and his staff have been taking care of my family's eye care needs for several years now. We couldn't be happier with the care and attention provided at each visit. Their patience with our young children is consistent and greatly appreciated. We whole heartily recommend them professionally and personally to friends.
Eugenia Garcia MD FAAP
Bee Caves Pediatrics 


Dr. Bristol is great. He is friendly and very informative. Dr. Bristol is very knowledgeable about eye health, and carefully explains everything while giving helpful advice on how to take better care of my eyes. I highly recommend Dr. Bristol and the team at Bristol Family Eyecare to my friends and family.
Jake Collins, DDS


I have been with the Bristol Family Eye Care since I moved to Austin summer of 2000 and I have not been happier with the choice. With my busy schedule, I only visit the Eye Care Clinic once or twice every year but every visit would leave me a great impression about their hospitality, knowledge and professionalism. I have always enjoyed great interactions and discussions with Dr. Bristol about my personal eyesight as well as on general topics like the current advances in eye research. On my very recent annual checkup with Dr. Bristol, he recommended me to get a pair of glasses specifically for my computer work. I took his advice and boy, what a world of differences the new glasses have made on my work! All other employees in the Bristol Eye Care are also friendly, knowledgeable, and personable. I would strongly recommend the clinic to any of my friends and colleagues.
Dean G. Tang, M.D, Ph.D
Professor, Department of Molecular Carcinogenesis
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center


I was referred to Dr. Bristol from a colleague.  From my first visit, I was impressed with his personable staff members and Dr. Bristol's chair-side demeanor.  His thoroughness and expertise are testaments to why Dr. Bristol continues to be the preeminent optometrist in Central Texas.  Now, I recommend Dr. Bristol to all of my friends and family.
David H. Yu, DDS, MS


As a newly retired optometrist from Houston, I chose to be a patient of Dr. Dan Bristol because of his outstanding credentials and experience.  I was pleasantly surprised by his very thorough exam with current technology particularly for early detection of eye diseases. He and his staff were knowledgeable and caring, and I was happy to have them manage my eye care needs.
Susan Totte, OD


I have been seeing Dr. Dan Bristol for the last ten years. I am a comprehensive dentist, so vision is critical in my line of work. I wouldn't trust anyone else with my contacts and glasses. I always know that he will get me in and out in a timely manner, which I greatly appreciate. I continue to refer my family, friends, colleagues and patients to his office.
M. Tait Palmer, DDS
Comprehensive Restorative Dentistry


I have been a patient of Dr. Dan Bristol  for many years and have always been completely happy with my treatment plan. The office has a high end optical which is very convenient.  I have purchased at least 5 pairs of glasses and sunglasses and all have been stylish and affordable. ( I could not get used to the frames on one and I was able to return them for a full refund with out any hassle.)  I have always been seen on time and his staff is friendly and efficient. Recently, they even added me on the schedule as I was there with my children for their back to school exams. They all go above and beyond to help you and give you great service. My mother, husband and 2 children are patients  and  have received excellent care. Dr. Bristol has a wonderful bedside manner, takes time to listen , and is good with all ages - kids to seniors.  I have referred several patients to him for their optical needs and all have been thrilled.  I highly recommend Dr. Bristol and his staff without any hesitation - when a patient or friend asks me for an optometrist Dr. Bristol is always my first choice.
Mary Ann Martinez , MD
Bee Caves Dermatology


Dr.Bristol is fantastic and knowledgeable. It is so easy to make an appointment and the staff is very personable. Just love their care!
Deepa Shah, M.D.


My family and I have been coming to Dr Bristol for the past 5 years. Dr Bristol is excellent, very professional and explains everything in detail. He is also great with kids! The office staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. They take the time to research your insurance and explain your benefits. We will continue coming here for many years!
Adriana Da Silveira, D.D.S.


Dr. Dan Bristol's practice is a class act. I have seen Dr. Bristol for the past two years and definitely intend to continue my eye exams with him. Initially, I selected his practice for convenience - it is close to my house. I really enjoy that I don't have to battle traffic or pay for parking when I visit his office. But after my first visit with him, I realized that his practice offers SO much more than convenience alone.
Dr. Bristol's practice makes personal attention a priority. When you enter the door, you are a person, not just the "3:10" appointment. The staff are incredibly friendly and kind. Other larger practices in town will immediately dilate your pupils and send you back to a barren and impersonal waiting room before the doctor sees you. I always felt strange in that situation: incapacitated by blurry vision, groping around for an empty chair, surrounded by about 25 strangers. That has never happened at Dr. Bristol's office. At Dr. Bristol's office, I have never waited longer than 5 minutes in the waiting room. As a physician myself, I know how difficult it is to maintain a busy schedule. I have always appreciated their promptness.
His office has the most state-of-the-art equipment for eye exams. My last visit was glorious - no more "puff test" or pupil dilation. Newer technology has eliminated those unpleasant aspects of the eye exam; in fact, the newer technology provides a much more detailed image of the eye anatomy and can predict glaucoma sooner than a traditional eye exam. Dr. Bristol was able to show me an MRI quality image of my eye during the consultation; he also took the time to explain normal/abnormal findings. It's obvious that he enjoys his job. I appreciate how Dr. Bristol takes lifestyle & careers into consideration when selecting corrective lenses for his patients. I am far sighted, but I need precise up-close vision for computer use and to perform surgery. At my appointment, he also asked me about my preferences for driving and day-to-day scenarios. His bedside manner is excellent. I highly recommend Dr. Bristol. I have been very happy with his services and I have already referred my husband to him.
Ariel Holley, M.D.



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