Jon P. Brisley, M.D.

Managing Partner


Call 540-855-5100 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Brisley

Salem, Roanoke - Jefferson, Smith Mountain Lake and Rocky Mount


Dr. Jon P. Brisley is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology to provide comprehensive ophthalmology care to those in need. Brisley completed his Doctorate of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1988. He brings his experiences and expertise from an internship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he also completed his residency in 1992.


An encounter with a patient in college influenced Dr. Jon Brisley’s decision to specialize in ophthalmology. This patient had undergone bilateral corneal transplants and after the surgery described seeing his granddaughter for the first time.

“He was so incredibly emotional and grateful – I was sold! I knew that’s what I wanted to do.”

Dr. Brisley is also the managing partner for Vistar Eye Center.

“I am honored and grateful that my partners have given me this opportunity. I enjoy the business side of medicine and being able to serve in this capacity completes me professionally.”

Vistar has grown exponentially in the last few years. Dr. Brisley says that while that was never a goal; it is a reflection of a steady step by step management approach that laid a solid foundation for growth.

“And more importantly, it is a reflection of how loyal our patients are.”

Outside of Work

Dr. Brisley is a college sports fanatic who also loves golf, cycling, and running. His active lifestyle has helped form his approach to patient care.

“I like to ask, `How is this vision problem affecting your lifestyle and how can we improve it?'” He knows that working together toward a solution is important. “I like to think I’m empathetic. I want to treat my patients like family. Many times the treatment is very clear-cut. But, when it’s not I always ask myself this question: `what would I do if this were a member of my family?'”



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