Meet Dr. Bristol

Dr. Dan Bristol

Dan Bristol, O.D.

Dr. Dan Bristol is the head optometrist at Bristol Family Eyecare, seeing patients at our Bee Cave and Lakeway – 620 locations. Above all else, his mission is to enrich the lives of our patients through education about their eyes and high-quality treatment.

Dr. Bristol is a 1998 graduate of the Southern College of Optometry. He gained further experience and training at a prestigious private practice in Jacksonville, Florida, and later the Corpus Christi Naval Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas. His experience gave him a passion for glaucoma management, which culminated in his certification as an Optometric Glaucoma Specialist.

Besides serving on the board of directors for Independent Eye Care Providers of Texas, Dr. Bristol is also a member of multiple other professional societies, including:

  • American Optometric Society
  • Texas Optometric Society
  • Central Texas Optometric Society
  • American Academy of Optometry
  • Optometric Glaucoma Society

Dr. Bristol takes a continued interest in education, and he has lectured as an adjunct instructor for Austin Community College. He is also a member of the Ciba Vision Speakers Bureau and lectures to colleagues in the areas of practice management, coding, glaucoma management, and dry eye syndrome treatment.

In the greater Austin community, Dr. Bristol gives back by donating exams for qualifying Austin residents through the Prevent Blindness Texas program, and contributing to several other organizations. Dr. Bristol is an active runner, sand volleyball player, and billiards player, and even spent time coaching the Lake Travis Wildcats flag football team. In his spare time, Dr. Bristol enjoys playing with his pets: two rescue dogs named Bismarck and Piper, and his cat Lucy.

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- Charles K.

Dr. Bristol is fantastic. Professional and friendly. Takes time to explain things. Never feels rushed. I've been a patient for about 10 years now, and always a good experience. The staff is super friendly, and the huge selection of frames is great.

- Steve A.

Highly recommend

- Lance O.

Our family of six have been patients and fans of Dr. Bristol’s for 15+ years. I’ve been a CRT user for 14 of those years and love the freedom (without surgery.) My wife’s vision has been a moving target for the last ten years but Dan has patiently kept up. Kids are all happy with the service. Most of all we love Dan’s holistic approach screening for a number of potential health issues that can reveal themselves in the health of your eyes.

- Jeff L.

Super service -- as usual and despite to COVID-19 pandemic. It doesn't get any better than this.

- Marlo U.

Always friendly and professional. The front staff and back staff are equally fantastic! They are extremely helpful and very efficient at getting you in and out in a timely fashion. I have found them to be outstanding with follow up care (i.e. frame adjustments, etc.) as well. Overall, a great choice!

- RayATX

Great facility, staff and service. Dr Bristol and team are fast, friendly and knowledgeable. In my experience they are prepared with the upfront insurance plan info so that you understand your covered options throughout the process (no financial surprises ) which I appreciate . The office also has a good selection of frames on hand to roils out the process.