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Pediatric Eye Exams

Learning can be affected if your child is having difficulty seeing.

Medical Management of Eye Disease

Utilizing cutting edge technology, we are diagnosing and managing, with greater precision, diseases like Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration and Cataracts.

Blue Light

We have a number of options for reducing your exposure to blue light - make an appointment today!

Designer Frames

We carry a large variety of top designer frames

Dry eye Syndrome

Suffering from itchy, irritated, scratchy, burning eyes? We can help!

Suffering from Presbyopia? Difficulty Wearing Contacts?

We specialize in hard to fit contact lenses. We also have cutting edge advanced progressive lenses and contact lenses

Dr. Thaddeus W. Bartles, O.D.

Thaddeus W. Bartles, OD, PC is your local Eye Care Specialists serving all of your family's vision care needs.

Dr. Thaddeus W. Bartles and Dr. Megan L. Smith, provide quality eye care services and vision care products in Bristol; we truly care about the health of your eyes and provide Comprehensive Vision Care to all family members.

We are conveniently located in Bristol, Connecticut and service Burlington, Farmington, Southington, Terryville and the Greater Bristol area. We are the local Optometrist near you, offering you and your family top quality eye care delivered with unsurpassed customer service.

We stock Designer Eye Frames & SunglassesContact lenses, and we offer Eye examsEmergency Eye Treatment as well as the Management of Ocular Diseases.

Thaddeus W Bartles, OD, PC. accepts a number of Insurance plans to help cover the cost depending on your individual needs. Visit us at our vision center, which can be found at 271 Farmington Ave, Bristol, 06010.  Call : (860) 512-7222 to make an appointment or Click here to schedule an appointment online.

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Dr. Bartles Nutmeg Public Access Television

Watch Dr. Bartles TV show on Nutmeg Public Access Television, Eye Care with Dr. Bartles. He has episodes on many topics related to eye care.

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Dr. Bartles offers emergency eyecare services and urgent eye care. Please call our Bristol, CT office at 860-582-0702 for further instructions.

Focus on Contact Lenses

Whether you wear daily, weekly or monthly disposables, or conventional (vial) lenses, check out our selection of lenses that fit your needs.

Transition Lenses

Learn about Transitions® Lenses. They are photochromic lenses that are clear until dangerous ultraviolet radiation (UV) is present.

Focus on Eye Exams

Learn about eye exams, what’s involved in a comprehensive exam, and special considerations for kids and contacts.

Sunglasses for Kids

Quality sunglasses for children are easy to find these days, you just have to know what to look for. Come in and see our amazing children's sunglasses.

Sports Vision Deconstructed

Vision is a critical component to succeed as an athlete and this doesn’t just mean having 20/20 vision. There are a number of visual processes that are involved in optimal sports performance, whether you are playing a weekly little league game or competing in professional sports.   The eyes and the...

7 Eye Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

While we all know that regular eye exams can help detect warning signs of disease and prevent vision loss, many people fail to seek medical attention when there is an acute problem with the eye. In fact, only about half of Americans that are at risk for serious vision loss...

Thaddeus Bartles is your local eye care clinic selling and professionally installing PogoCam! Come in today to see what all the hype is about! Picture how PogoCam can, with a click of a button, capture your most special moments!

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Q&A with Dr. Bartles | Let Dr. Bartles answer some of your eyecare questions

My eye is suddenly red and irritated/painful, what should I do?

Whenever you get a red eye, it is very important to make an emergency eye appointment immediately with our eye doctor to see what the cause is. Some red eyes will go away with rest, but some are vision threatening and could cause blindness within 24 hours (ie. If the cause was a microorganism from contact lens wear). If you wear contact lenses, remove them immediately and do not wear until the redness subsides. Our doctor uses a high magnification slit lamp to examine your eyes to determine the exact cause of the problem and will treat accordingly. A family doctor usually does not have the necessary equipment and will treat based on your symptoms only. If your eyes need antibiotic eye drops, our eye doctor can prescribe the proper ones for your condition.

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271 Farmington Ave, Bristol, Ct 06010

We’re Located on Rt 6 halfway between Friendly’s and The Walmart Neighborhood Market.

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