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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

Thaddeus W. Bartles, OD, PC are 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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Our Eye Care Clinic

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Our team of eye doctors in Bristol, CT and eye care staff are here to care for all of your vision needs. We handle everything from adult and children’s eye exams and hard-to-fit contact lenses, to eye emergencies, treatment of eye diseases and co-management of eye surgery such as LASIK.

We specialize in Pediatric Eye Exams and InfantSEE program, dry eye, eye emergencies, hard to fit contact lens fittings including Scleral lenses. We will help you protect yourself against Blue Light and computer vision syndrome. We even have a new line of Blue Light non-prescription glasses.

We Care About Your Vision

 Eye doctors Bristol, CT

By staying current with the latest developments in eye care, prescription lenses and advances in contact lens technology our vision center can provide you with the best vision, advice and fit today—and in the years to come.

We take pride in building lasting relationships with our patients, which is why we take the time to get to know you, your vision requirements and your lifestyle needs. We will always take the time to ensure that patients are comfortable with and understand their condition and the solutions we prescribe. Contact our Bristol eye care clinic today to find out how we can help.

Our Eye Health + Wellness Blog

Should I Be Concerned When My Eyelid Twitches?

We all experience the occasional eyelid twitch, which is when the muscle of the eyelid spasms involuntarily. Usually, it comes and goes without intervention and while sure, it can be irritating, is a twitching eyelid ever something to be concerned about? An eyelid twitch, also known as a myokymia, can...

Signs of Eye and Vision Problems in Infants

Infant Eyesight Despite nine months of growth in utero, babies are not born with fully developed eyes and vision - just like they can't walk or talk yet. Over the first few months of life, their visual systems continue to progress, stimulated by their surroundings. Babies will develop the ability...
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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.


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

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

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

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


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.

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

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