About us


A Locally Owned Eye & Vision Care Center

For more than six decades, families throughout the area have made our eye care center in Bedford, Virginia, their only source for top-quality vision services. As a full-service optometric center, Bedford Family Eye Care offers a full array of services for all your eye care needs.

Equipped with a full service optical and in-house lab, a large selection of frames and contact lenses, rest assured that we will exceed your vision care expectations. Make us your only source for vision services, and you will see why Bedford Family Eye Care remains the area's longest serving professional eye care and optometrist office.

Our History

The practice that we now call Bedford Family Eye Care began with Dr. Bill Landau in the early 1950s and was located at 206 North Bridge Street. In October 1967, Dr. David Gladwell purchased the practice and later relocated it to 412 North Bridge Street to join Dr. George Gillespie as partners in 1979. Dr. Gladwell and Gillespie practiced together for nearly 20 years and were a dynamic team in the Bedford community. Dr. Gillespie retired in the early 2000s. In 2013, Dr. Quesenberry joined the practice and the name was changed to Dr. David Gladwell & Associates, Optometrists. With the addition of a TPA certified optometrist, the scope of care expanded and the practice was modernized with computers, internet, and began accepting vision and medical insurances, etc. In February of 2013, Dr. Thomas Unterbrink retired and merged his practice with Dr. Gladwell and Dr. Quesenberry. In May 2014, Dr. Quesenberry purchased the practice and now owns and operates the practice as Bedford Family Eye Care. The practice moved to its current location (1332 Lowry Street) on September 3rd, 2014, offering patients an expanded facility and greater access. Dr. Gladwell retired in December 2014. Additional changes were made to modernize the practice including the conversion to electronic health records, the establishment of a website and patient portal, and the introduction of electronic billing, text reminders and other technologies. In the spring of 2016, renovations were made to further expand the office to allow for greater specialty services and additional providers to better serve the community.

Today at Bedford Family Eye Care you'll receive the highest quality in eye care. We are committed to your eye sight. Dr. Quesenberry has taken extra care to ensure that the entire experience from beginning to end is a pleasant and professional experience. Our committment to continuing education runs deep, and we know the importance of early detection of eye disease. Our TPA certified optometrists are experienced trained in the latest primary eye care information and examination techniques. We are confident that you will enjoy your experience here! Click here to schedule/request an appointment.

Our Mission

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life of individuals and families in central Virginia by providing compassionate, accessible, and affordable patient-centered eye care.

Our Approach

At Bedford Family Eye Care, our approach is simple. Our doctors starts each comprehensive exam by simply listening to you voice your unique concerns and visual needs. Next, a completely accurate spectacle prescription is created, checked three different ways to ensure accuracy and optimal comfort--backed by our guarantee. Your new spectacle prescription is placed in trial lenses so you can see with your own eyes the difference your new glasses will make! Finally and most important, your doctor examines the health of your eyes with the most thorough and up-to-date techniques to discover the source of any decreased vision or ocular discomfort and to ensure that no undetected and potentially sight-threatening vision problem goes undiagnosed. The results of the examination are explained and personalized recommendations to address your needs and concerns are provided.

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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule


10:00 am-6:30 pm


8:30 am-5:00 pm


8:30 am-5:00 pm


10:00 am-6:30 pm


8:30 am-3:30 pm






Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "5 stars for my favorite eye doctor, Dr. Quensenberry! He and his staff are just so nice and in town!"
    Sally W.
  • "I was referred by one of my coworkers. I was extremely satisfied the doctor is very concerned about his patience which is very refreshing. He made me feel like i was important unlike somewhere else i had been before. My thanks to the staff in the office keep up the hard work."
    Joseph C.
  • "My 2nd follow up.....Went the same ....Super thorough exam....Awesome
    Doctor & Staff...including BiG Smiley Faces! I really appreciate all of
    you & your efforts to please!"
    Jean W.