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Welcome to Weberling and Associates, Your Optometrists for Excellent Eye Care

Weberling and Associates in Wise and Bristol are ready to help with all optometry needs at either of our two conveniently located facilities. We are very passionate in providing excellent eye care services and we have been doing so since 1976 with our Bristol location and since 1985 at our Wise location. Here is some information about our practices and the services we provide.

Dedicated Eye Doctors to Handle All Vision Needs

Whether you are in need of a yearly eye examination or are currently experiencing difficulty with your vision, our eye doctors are available to conduct eye and vision exams so that appropriate treatment is provided to you. Our eye specialists are dedicated in providing top-notice service for patients of all ages, including children. At our optometry care, we make sure that you get all the necessary information and answers to all of your optical questions that you may have.

Prompt Attention When Emergencies Arise

If at any time you are experiencing pain in one of your eyes or both eyes, having difficulty in seeing properly, or symptoms that require an assessment, our team of professionals are available to help with your eye emergency. Reach out to our eye care to inquire about our scheduling availability so an appointment is reserved quickly and treatment is obtained without delay.

We have several optometrists available at each of our optometry cares, making it easy to get an evaluation done in a timely manner. We handle eye emergencies, eye examinations to vision correction, and having a treatment plan for eye diseases or medical conditions. These include the diagnosis and treating of ocular and systemic diseases, anomalies in vision, and oculomotor malfunctions.

Routine Care Of Your Vision And a Vast Selection of Correction Tools

When there is a need for changing your prescription, our eye doctors are on top of examination procedures to ensure you come out of your appointment with the right tools needed for corrective vision. We use state-of-the-art machinery to check your current vision. During a routine examination, our eye doctors will check over your eyes in detail so that if you have any medical problems, they are dealt with efficiently.

We have a large selection of eyeglasses frames, sports glasses, computer vision glasses, and contact lenses in each of our facilities to choose from. If you are looking for a particular brand or style of frame or lens, our team of optometry staff will help you find exactly what you desire.

Whether you live in the Wise or Bristol area, make Weberling and Associates your choice to treat all of your vision needs. Make an appointment at our Bristol location at 276- 466-4227 or our Wise location at 276-679-5612 today.

  • "Awesome staff & so friendly! Professional & polite!"
    Justina Marrs
  • "Professional and friendly staff, with great knowledge of the product."
    Frank Sexton
  • "Great with kids! My ten year old is now in contacts!!!"
    Jaima Gemmell
  • "Great friendly service. Highly recommended for any age group."
    David Bryant

Meet The Optometrists

  • Dr. Hayden Frechette
    Associate Optometrist

    Dr. Hayden Frechette and his Wife, Sarah, have recently moved from the their home in the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York to Southwest Virginia. Dr. Frechette completed his Bachelors of Science at SUNY Albany with a Major in Biology and dual concentrations in Chemistry and Physics. Dr. Frechette graduated from The New England College of Optometry. Dr. Frechette delivers primary eye care to all populations but has special interest in pediatrics, ocular disease (including diabetic eye care), dry eye, vision therapy, specialty contact lenses and low vision. 

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  • Dr.
    Douglas R. Weberling
    Private Practice Optometrist

    Dr. Douglas R. Weberling and Associates, Bristol, VA: February 1976 – present


    International Academy of Sports Vision
    Faculty Member: 1990 – 1992 Member of the vision screening team for the USA Pan American Games, 1991 Lecture throughout country on sports vision enhancement and Safety Team USA Optometrist for USA, 1994 Winter Olympics, Norway.

    Optometric Clinical Affiliate
    Ohio State University College of Optometry For Pre and Post Treatment Management of Refractive Surgery

    Clinical Studies
    Dr. Weberling has performed various contact lens studies for Ciba Vision, Johnson & Johnson, Bausch & Lomb, and Wesley Jessen.

    Awards / Honors
    Volunteer of the Year – United Way – 1982 Bristol Distinguished Young Man of the Year- 1983 Ten Outstanding Young Virginians – 1984 – Virginia Jaycees TLC Laser Center: Diamond Award Winner – 2006 Platinum Award – 2005 Gold Award Winner – 2004

    Publications
    Weberling, Douglas R., Programmed Replacement and Disposable: Prescription for a Healthy Practice. Contact Lens Spectrum (1991) Pg. 8 – 11. Weberling, Douglas R., New One Bottle Solution approved for use with Soft Contact Lens. Primary Care Optometry News (March 1997) Pgs. 23-24. Aldridge, Chuck, Weberling, Douglas R., Multipurpose contact lense solutions: Suitable for all patients, all lenses? Prmary Care optometry News (April 1999) Pgs. 14-15.

    Professional Associations
    American Optometric Association Contact Lens Section of AOA — Charter Member Virginia Optometric Association: 1975 – Present Member of the executive board for 3 years Past Chairman Interprofessional Relations Committee MidAtlantic Congress Continuing Education Committee Chairman Practice Enhancement Annual Seminar — VOA – 1987 – 1992 Lonesome Pine Optometric Association: Past President – LPOS – Pier Review Committee

    Civic Organizations
    Greater Bristol Area Chamber of Commerce- President 1991 Bristol Host Lions Club – President 1990 United Way of Bristol – President – 1986; Campaign Chairman – 1984 Bristol Jaycees – President – 1983 – 1984 Virginia Jaycees – Executive Board – 1984 – 1985 Bristol Virginia City Council – 1994 – 2006 Mayor of Bristol Virginia – 3 years Bristol Regional Medical Center – Board Member – 2000 – Present

    Education
    Pacific University — Forest City, Oregon – B.S. 1972 Pacific University College of Optometry – O.D. 1974


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Helpful and Informative Resources

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Why do I need to see an eye care provider? Many “silent” diseases, such as glaucoma and diabetes, can only be detected through regular eye exams. When these conditions are discovered earlier rather than later, they become easier to treat or manage, allowing for better long-term preservation of eyesight. ...

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  • Pediatric Ophthlamology

    Ophthalmology addresses the physiology, anatomy and diseases of the eyes. Pediatric ophthalmology focuses on the eyes of children. Pediatric ophthalmologists examine children’s eyes to see if they need corrective lenses or other treatments to improve their vision. Training for Pediatric Ophthalmologists Pediatric ...

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  • Allergies

    Caused by the same irritants as hay fever, runny nose, coughing, and sneezing, eye allergies commonly affect those who suffer from other allergy symptoms. Not only do eye allergies cause discomfort, but they can also interfere with daily activities. Eye Allergy Causes Medically referred to as allergic ...

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  • Learning-Related Vision Problems

    Learning disabilities may include dyslexia, math disorder, writing disorder, auditory processing deficits, or visual processing deficits. Although each child with a learning disability is unique, many also have associated visual problems. Addressing these vision disorders may alleviate some symptoms ...

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  • UV Radiation and Your Eyes

    Optometry warnings about the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation on our eyes have not yet reached the degree of public awareness of that of skin damage. Yet, the sun can be just as damaging upon our eyes with unprotected exposure. Short-term exposure to very bright sunlight can result in a type ...

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  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy

    Fuchs' dystrophy (pronounced fooks DIS-truh-fee) is an eye disease characterized by degenerative changes to the cornea’s innermost layer of cells. The cause for Fuchs' dystrophy is not fully understood. If your mother or father has the disease, then there is roughly a 50 percent chance that you will ...

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  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    One of the leading causes of vision loss in people who are age 50 or older is age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This common eye condition leads to damage of a small spot near the center of the retina called the macula. The macula provides us with the ability to clearly see objects that are straight ...

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  • Diabetic Eye Diseases

    Diabetes is a condition that involves high blood sugar (glucose) levels. This can affect many parts of the body, including the eyes. One of the most common diabetic eye diseases is diabetic retinopathy, which is also a leading cause of blindness in American adults. Diabetic Retinopathy Diabetic retinopathy ...

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  • Presbyopia

    Somewhere around the age of 40, most people’s eyes lose the ability to focus on close-up objects. This condition is called presbyopia. You may start holding reading material farther away, because it is blurry up close. Reading suddenly gives you eyestrain. You might wonder when manufacturers started ...

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  • Laser Cataract Surgery

    The only way to correct the clouded vision caused by advanced cataracts is surgical intervention. If you find yourself pursuing cataract surgery to remove one or both cataract-disease lenses, you may be wondering what surgical approaches are available for treatment. Although eye surgeons have successfully ...

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Bristol Office

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Wise Office

Monday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed