Dr. Kristen Bryant is a residency trained, TPA/g licensed optometrist, authorized to treat glaucoma by the New Hampshire State Board of Registration in Optometry. Dr. Bryant provides comprehensive eye care services, cataract surgery post-operative care, and has an interest in low vision.
Dr. Bryant received her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Sciences: Bioscience and Technology from the University of New Hampshire. During her years at UNH she was active in Alpha Phi Omega (a community service fraternity), intramural sports, and nutritional biochemistry research. She was the recipient of multiple student research grants, including an International Research Opportunities Program grant that allowed her to spend nine weeks in Copenhagen, Denmark studying exercise physiology.
After spending two years working in a research laboratory at the Boston Medical Center, Dr. Bryant continued her education at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. At SCO, she was a member of Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society, Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society, and the Student Government Association. Dr. Bryant completed a primary care residency at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Memphis, TN, where she treated many patients with diabetes, ocular diseases, and low vision.
Dr. Bryant is the clinical director for the New Hampshire Special Olympics Lions Clubs International Opening Eyes vision screening program, which takes place yearly at the NH Special Olympics Summer Games. She is a member of the New Hampshire Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. She has served on the NHOA Board of Directors since 2011. She will be the president of the NHOA starting January 1, 2019.
Dr. Bryant is a New Hampshire native. She grew up in Plainfield and currently lives in Manchester with her husband and pets. She enjoys spending time outside with her dogs, hiking, running, and cycling.