Austin Area Eye Doctor

Dr. Dorothy Lea

Dorothy Lea, O.D.

Dr. Lea, resident dry eye specialist at our Bee Cave location, grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland before attending the University of Maryland. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Communications, she worked at an advertising agency in New York City before making the decision to switch careers to optometry.

Dr. Lea received her optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry, before practicing in Los Angeles, including time spent at the West Los Angeles VA Health Center.

Dr. Lea is passionate about travel and global vision care, which has certainly influenced her career. She’s traveled the country to gain valuable experience in a variety of different optometric environments, including remote Indian reservations through the Dzilth-Na-O-Dith-Hle Navajo Health Center in New Mexico. Dr. Lea also worked in Washington, DC at Washington Eye Physicians and Surgeons for a time. Abroad, she has participated in vision screenings in El Salvador and taught English in Spain and China.

In her free time, Dr. Lea admits to missing the beaches of LA, but loves experiencing the live music and warm weather of Austin with her boyfriend and their puppy.

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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.