Gray wood grain wall with Family Eye Care logo followed by optometrist Dr. Helen J. Zervas’ name written underneath.

Our Practice

We’ve seen it the best possible way. We’ve watched generations of families come through our doors, growing up and older. And we couldn’t be prouder that we’ve been able to provide all the eye care they’ve needed at every step.

Since 1996, Family Eye Care has provided a full range of optometry care for every age and life stage, from infants to the elderly. We’re able to do so because of the well-rounded expertise of our residency trained, board-certified, hospital-based optometrist, Dr. Helen Zervas, who offers unique experience in many types of conditions.

While we’re a warm, welcoming and convenient family practice, our technology and equipment is anything but “local.” We invest in the latest and greatest treatments to ensure that every patient has access to the most precise, innovative care — as well as an equally up-to-date selection of the latest designer eyewear fashions.

We also invest in our neighbors. We’ve built our practice and our reputation right here in Bristol and the surrounding area. And over the past 22 years, we’ve also helped build our community, through our involvement and charitable contributions.

Think of all the sights in your family’s future — the milestones, the marriages and the new members. We’d be honored to help you see each and every one of them as clearly as possible.

Dr. Zervas
Dr. Helen J. Zervas of Family Eye Care talking with Office Manager while standing behind the Bristol office front desk.

Dr. Zervas graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry and completed her Optometry degree in 1993 at the University of Houston College of Optometry.  Dr. Zervas completed a hospital-based residency at Brockton West Roxbury V.A. Medical Center in Massachusetts, where she treated patients with various ocular diseases and developed a high proficiency in many diagnostic techniques. She also researched, presented, lectured and taught clinical management with an emphasis on ocular disease at the New England College of Optometry and the V.A. Hospital.

Dr. Zervas has advanced training in special areas of eye treatment. Because she is board-certified, it signifies that she has established higher standards of quality care.

Dr. Zervas opened Family Eye Care in 1996 after her residency training. Since moving to Connecticut she has enjoyed her private practice servicing the local area community where she is a long-standing member of the Bristol Chamber of Commerce, Board Member of the Bristol Boys and Girls Club and Founding Member of Bristol’s Women’s and Girls Fund as part of the Main Street Community Fund.

Her professional memberships include the American Optometric Association (AOA), American Board of Optometry (ABO), Connecticut Association of Optometrists (CAO), and the Massachusetts Society of Optometrists.


Our Staff
Office Manager Trisha at the front desk of the Bristol office being handed the insurance card of a smiling female patient.

The practice is also comprised of highly trained staff with a unique focus on your whole family’s vision — offering medical expertise for every age and life stage, along with the latest technology and treatments for a wide array of care and conditions. Our professional staff places a premium on ensuring that our patients have the best possible experience.

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