Near Austin, TX
The Bristol Family Eyecare Staff
Is Proud to Serve the Austin Metro Area
Our staff is here to make you feel welcomed and that every need you have is being met while you’re here. When you come in for an appointment, you’ll be greeted at the door with a smile. Our optometrists will take the time to make sure you receive the care you deserve, and our opticians will happily help you find the right eyewear for your style, personality, and optical needs.
Our Austin Optometrists
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.
Lori Palmer, O.D.
Dr. Palmer is an optometrist in Georgetown providing complete eye care services for Austin, Round Rock, and surrounding communities. In addition to training in eye diseases and disorders, Dr. Palmer is also trained in anatomy, biochemistry, and physiology. With this background, Dr. Palmer is trained to recognize a range of health issues such as glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetes, and hypertension.
Dr. Palmer works hard to stay current on the latest advances in eye health and vision care and regularly attends continuing education seminars and advanced training courses. It is because of Dr. Palmer’s dedication to continuing education that our Georgetown patients receive the most advanced and up-to-date vision care available.
Allison Orr, O.D.
Dr. Allison Orr is a skilled optometrist who cares for patients of all ages at our Bee Cave location. She aims to improve patients’ lives by providing excellent optometric care using the latest technology and her caring eye.
Originally from Long Beach, CA, Dr. Orr completed her undergrad at Chapman University, earning a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry and molecular biology. She went on to earn her Doctor of Optometry at the Southern California College of Optometry at Marshal B. Ketchum University. She completed her optometric residency in pediatrics at the University of Houston.
Dr. Orr’s diverse training has enabled her to work with a variety of people, including patients with binocular vision problems, patients recovering from brain injuries, athletes, veterans, and Air Force pilots. Whether providing routine or specialty care, she’s passionate about helping all of her patients on their path to better vision.
She has received several accolades, including:
- Excellence in Vision Therapy Award — 2019
- Eschenbach Optik Low Vision Award — 2019
- Kiwanis Low Vision Rehabilitation Award — 2019
- American Academy of Optometry — Fellowship
Dr. Orr has a special interest in providing pediatric care in a comfortable environment, backed by her friendly demeanor and residency experience. She loves the family mindset at Bristol Family Eyecare, and provides efficient, compassionate, and knowledgeable care to each patient she sees.
Dr. Orr stays involved in her community by helping teach Sunday school to three- to five-year-old children. She currently lives in Austin with her husband and two cats. When she’s not at the office, she enjoys spending her free time hiking, painting, and playing volleyball.
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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.
- Charles K.
- Steve A.
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.
- Lance O.
Super service -- as usual and despite to COVID-19 pandemic. It doesn't get any better than this.
- Jeff L.
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!
- Marlo U.
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.