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Dr. David Z. Gay

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Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. David Gay decided to become a surgeon at the age of eight. During his high school years, he began doing rotations in hospitals and scrubbing in to observe surgeries first hand. As soon as he was eighteen he trained as an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician). He did his undergraduate training at the University of Utah successfully completing a double major in Exercise Physiology and German Literature.

Dr. Gay spent a couple years during and after college doing research in pancreatic cancer. During medical school at the Medical College of Virginia, Dr. Gay was exposed to a short rotation with an oculoplastic surgeon and he immediately knew that he had found his calling.

He did his ophthalmology training at the Medical College of Georgia and then was selected for a prestigious American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) fellowship at the Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. He was trained by Drs. Hirschbein and Karesh.

Dr. Gay is a board-certified surgeon by the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) and a candidate member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS).

Education

  • Sinai Hospital of Baltimore: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship
  • Medical College of Georgia (Augusta University): Ophthalmology Residency
  • University of Utah: Intern Department of Medicine
  • Medical College of Virginia (Virginia Commonwealth University): Medical School
  • University of Utah: Bachelor of Science- Exercise Physiology & Bachelor of Arts- German with a Minor in Chemistry
  • Utah Valley State College: Associate of Science- High Honors
  • Ophthalmology: Board Certified in November 2017 (active)
  • Texas Medical Board license #: R8191 (active)
  • DEA license: TX (active)

Professional Societies

  • American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) – Diplomat
  • American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) – Candidate Member
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) – Fellow member

 

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With a heavy heart, we are informing you that we have decided to close our office for all care other then for urgent/emergency visits until further notice. This closure is in alignment with the CDC and AOA recommendations for Optometry during the COVID-19 outbreak.

We will continue to monitor our phones and email: admin@bristolfamilyeyecare.com and will respond to you in a timely manner. Dr. Bristol will be available for virtual visits through the app Eyecarelive as well as by appointment for in-office care for emergency needs.

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Staff will be available for product pickup from 9am-1pm for the remainder of this week. Call us when you arrive at the office and we will take your items to the foyer for you to pick up. Unfortunately, we will not be able to do any adjustments to glasses at this time. After Friday 3/27 we will continue to be available for pickup by appointment only.

We understand that you may have missed your yearly appointment and have a need for contact lenses. We are extending contact lens prescriptions for all current patients for an additional 6 months. Just call us at 512-263-3937 and we can get your order placed and shipped directly to your home for free!

If you need glasses at this time, we can remake a pair of glasses from your previous order.

Please understand that we are constantly monitoring this situation and will open our doors to resume business as soon as we are allowed. The health and safety of our patients and our team are of the upmost importance to us.

Sincerely,

Bristol Family Eyecare