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Our Eye Doctor

Your Trusted Optometrist in Bristol, CT

Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

Our optometrist takes the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describes your options and listens to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Meet Our Bristol Eye Doctor:


Dr. Maria Della Porta


Dr. Maria Della Porta, the founder of Della Porta EyeCare LLC, is a native of Connecticut.  After she completed her undergraduate studies at Siena College in Loudonville, NY, where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and her Doctor of Optometry degree at the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA, Dr. Della Porta returned home to Connecticut to pursue her career.  Dr. Della Porta completed a residency at the Veterans Administration Hospital in West Haven in Primary Eye Care and in Low Vision Optometry.  She has been practicing optometry since 2002 and has served patients in many different settings working with patients of all ages. Dr. Della Porta is licensed to practice Advanced Therapeutic Optometry and manages glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eye disease, and diabetic eye exams.  Dr. Della Porta is also an InfantSee provider, allowing her to provide free wellness screenings for infants from the ages of 6 to 12 months.  Ask her about a free wellness screening for your child on your next visit!

Dr. Della Porta is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Connecticut Association of Optometry. She is an advanced therapeutic optometrist. Dr. Della Porta believes that nutrition and wellness are an important part of overall health and also play an integral role in eye health.  She is also a member of the Ocular Wellness and Nutrition Society and the National Glaucoma Society. She has also lectured to community groups discussing topics in eye health.  Dr. Della Porta has also served as an associate clinical professor for student interns from Optometry School programs and enjoys discussing and reviewing patient cases with them. She has also lectured to other Optometrists, providing continuing education at local meetings.

Dr. Della Porta enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking and sharing a laugh.  She enjoys the outdoors when possible hiking, or swimming. She also enjoys running and cross training in her free time.