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Dr. Dorothy Lea


We would like to take a moment to introduce everyone to our new Associate Optometrist, Dr. Dorothy Lea.

Dr. Lea was born in Silver Spring, Maryland where she later attended the University of Maryland. After graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications she worked in the advertising industry in New York City.

After deciding to switch careers, Dr. Lea received her optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry. She then practiced optometry in Los Angeles for five years before moving to Austin with her boyfriend.

Dr. Lea also traveled the country to gain valuable experience in a variety of different optometric environments. These included private practices like ours here at Bristol Family Eyecare as well as Lasik centers and retail optometry. She also had the opportunity to work with Veteran's Affairs including clinical rotations at West Los Angeles VA Health Center as well as gaining experience at remote Indian reservations through the Dzilth-na-o-dith-hle Indian Health Center in New Mexico. Dr. Lea also worked in Washington, DC at Washington Eye Physicians and Surgeons for a time.

Passionate about travel and global vision care, Dr. Lea has participated in vision screenings in El Salvador as well as teaching English in Spain and China. She also speaks Mandarin.

Dr. Lea is currently missing the beach but loves experiencing the live music and warm weather of Austin with her boyfriend and their new puppy.

Call and book an appointment with Dr. Lea today!


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: 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.

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.


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