Our Team Of Experts





At Weberling & Associates, our number one priority is providing quality vision care to the local community. Our offices have knowledgeable doctors and friendly staff members dedicated to fulfilling all of your eye care needs including: comprehensive eye exams, glasses & designer frames, contact lenses, surgical consultations for Lasik and Cataracts, Eye disease treatment (i.e. Glaucoma & Diabetes), and dry eye care. Come see how our team can help you!



  • 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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  • 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.
    Priyanka Patel
    Associate Optometrist

    Dr. Priyanka Patel has been practicing Optometry for more than 2 years. She has recently joined our practice. She provides primary vision care with interest in ocular disease, dry eye, and contact lenses. Dr. Patel did her undergraduate studies from Pennsylvania State University and graduated with bachelor’s degree in life science. She earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from Salus University located in Philadelphia. She thoroughly enjoys interacting with her patients and strives to consistently exceed expectations at every level. Out side of work, she enjoys reading, traveling and shopping. Photography is her latest obsession but she is yet to capture a perfect shot! Her favorite vacation spot is Maldives. She played field hockey in high school. She grew up in Pennsylvania and recently moved to be closer to her husband’s family. She currently resides in Bristol, TN with her husband. Dr. Patel is multilingual, speaking English, Gujarati, and Hindi. Her favorite frame lines include Tory Burch and Maui Jim. Call to schedule your eye exam with Dr. Patel today!

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Office Hours

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