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Opticians and Staff in Bristol, CT

Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. They are excited about what they do, and they care personally about getting the best results for our patients.

Our receptionists will try to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointments that suit your needs. We will help you understand your insurance coverage and if financial arrangements are necessary, we will be glad to help you develop a plan to make your vision care treatment possible.


When you love what you do it is not a job, and I love eyes. I have been I the ophthalmic field for 11 years. I am currently studying for the Certified Paraoptometric exam. I have 3 beautiful children. I look forward to my time with my family and the joy they bring me.

Paula Eshoo


Paula loves being a dog mom, sister, daughter, and friend. She is a retired principal and teacher who did not want to just sit at home. She enjoys learning, helping others, being part of a team and being productive. Some
of her favorite things include the people in her life, pepperoni pizza, wine, chocolate, the beautiful lake she is blessed to live on and being artistic/creative. She paints, quilts, reads and is grateful for every day! Paula
states emphatically: “Dr. Della Porta is an amazing doctor and our patients are the BEST!”


I began optical care office as a file clerk in 1988 while still attending Bristol Eastern High School. This is where I found my interest in eye care. I earned my Certified Paraoptometric Assistant certification through the American Optometric Association. I attend yearly meetings and events to maintain this certification.

I joined Della Porta Eyecare from inception as both an eyecare professional and office manager.

My time away from the office is spent enjoying quality time with friends and family on many life adventures.