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Meet The Optometrist

Bruce Colton, O.D. earned his undergraduate degree in Biology from Brigham Young University, and his Doctorate in Optometry from the University of Houston College of Optometry. While at the University of Houston, he completed a two-year research fellowship with the National Institute of Health using stem cells to restore vision lost to macular degeneration. Dr. Colton also taught Molecular and Microbiology at the University of Houston, and was voted best instructor two years in a row. He was awarded the Family Vision Solutions Gas Permeable Contact Lens Award and the A.C. Marcaccio Community Service Award, in addition to being inducted into the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society for academic achievement.

Dr. Colton went on to complete his internship rotation in ocular disease at Cedar Springs Eye Clinic in Dallas, where he performed minor surgeries, and treated glaucoma and infections. Dr. Colton completed a second rotation in medical specialty contact lenses at Space Center Eye Associates in Houston. There Dr. Colton provided vision care for NASA astronauts and worked alongside Dr. F. Keith Manuel, a world-renowned expert on specialty contact lenses.

Dr. Colton is licensed as a Therapeutic Optometrist and board certified as an Optometric Glaucoma Specialist. He is certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry to perform medical eye exams and administer injections. He is registered with the DEA to prescribe and administer ophthalmic drugs, including oral antibiotics, glaucoma drops, and pain medication. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Texas Optometric Association.

Dr. Colton has given volunteer service all around the world. He lived in the farming communities of northern Argentina for two years, helping people to overcome addictions, reach their goals, and achieve family happiness. He lived with his wife in a small coastal fishing town in China for four months teaching English to underprivileged elementary school children. He traveled to rural Guatemala in 2013 and 2014 to provide eye care to hundreds of indigenous Mayans. He provides eye screenings for Special Olympics athletes in Houston and Arlington.

He most enjoys helping patients suffering from dry eyes and ocular disease, and treating children with myopia (near-sightedness) with specialty contacts to prevent their eyes from getting worse each year. He also enjoys fitting multi-focal (bifocal) contact lenses and difficult-to-fit lenses for patients with corneal disease. He uses the latest technology to diagnose eye diseases and keeps up with the newest eye treatments for his patients.

In his free time, Dr. Colton plays with his 4-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son, and takes his wife on dates to her favorite Mexican restaurants. Dr. Colton and his family have four egg-laying hens and a large vegetable garden, which they use to grow their own food. He speaks in Spanish with his kids, and his 4-year-old is fluent. Dr. Colton plays organ for his local church and organizes local service projects. In September 2017, Dr. Colton took a group of volunteers to Houston and worked to restore homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

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Bright Eyes Vision Clinic

Monday:

8:00AM - 5:00PM

Tuesday:

8:00AM - 5:00PM

Wednesday:

8:00AM - 5:00PM

Thursday:

9:00AM - 6:00PM

Friday:

7:00AM - 4:00PM

Saturday:

8:00AM - 1:00PM

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Bright Eyes was a great experience for me! The staff is very friendly & professional. Dr. Colton took his time and made me feel very comfortable. Great Job!! I love my glasses!"
    Billy Hart
  • "I rank Dr. Bruce Colton as one of the very best eye doctors I have seen. He not only gives a very professional examination of the health of the eyes but also has the expertise to write a spot on prescription for glasses and contact lenses. I am particularly impressed with the state of the art equipment he utilizes to assist him in his diagnosis."
    David M.
  • "We have never had any doctor even come close to how thorough and careful Dr. Colton was during my daughter's appointment. He helped to solve some issues with a special contact that nobody had ever suggested--probably because they weren't as careful and thorough as he was. We'll definitely be sticking with Dr. Colton."
    Shannon Cox
  • "I have had great experiences at this office, both for myself and my child. It's been easy to get appointments and the office is clean. Dr. Colton is extremely thorough, professional, and very patient about explaining procedures and the results. He spent additional time going over treatment options with me. I highly recommend him."
    Sarah Proctor
  • "This office is brand new construction and so nice. I've had two exams with Dr. Colton and he was super awesome both times! I got scratched on the eye with my kid's toy and he was able to make sure it healed properly. Also, after my third baby my prescription changed and he was able to get it back on track, spot on, so that I could see when I was driving much better! Has also talked me through an eye drainage block (which was very painful) and with his recommended treatment I didn't have to get it flushed out- Yay!"
    Julie Palmer
  • "Dr. Colton is very nice! That was the most thorough exam I have ever had! He gives top of the line, best quality, luxury style eye care."
    Toya Richardson
  • "Dr. Colton was so awesome! He explained everything to me in ways that I could understand. The office was very nice and clean! I would refer Bright Eyes Vision Clinic to anyone looking for an awesome eye doctor!"
    Taylor Drake