Jon P. Brisley, M.D.

Managing Partner

Specialities: Comprehensive OphthalmologyJon P. Brisley MD
Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology

Education
Medical School
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Completed: 1988

Internship
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Completed: 1989

Residency
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Completed: 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 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?’”

Dr. Brisley is also the managing partner for Vistar Eye Center.  “I am honoured 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.”