Bard Optical is dedicated to providing our patients with the eye care they deserve. Because of the spread of the novel COVID-19 virus and the recommendations of the CDC, we have made the decision to protect our patients and staff by closing all 21 locations at the end of business on Thursday March 19, 2020. We are scheduled to reopen on Monday, April 6, 2020 unless concerns over COVID-19 require a longer closure.

Each office will be open so patients can pick up their ordered glasses and contacts from Noon-2:00pm on Wednesday, March 25th and Thursday, March 26th. Any products not picked up during this time will be made available once the office reopens. No one will be allowed in the office except the patient (unless the patient is a child).

We realize closing our offices may create an inconvenience for some of our patients. However, Bard Optical takes this extraordinary step in an effort to limit community spread of COVID-19. We want ALL of our patients and staff to remain healthy as our country addresses this pandemic. We thank you for your understanding and look forward to serving you again soon!

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Our Story

Dr. A. Arthur Bard founded Bard Optical in Peoria, Illinois 75 years ago. In 1981, Diana J. Hall purchased Bard Optical and the company grew from a single office to a leader in professional eyecare and quality eyewear in Central Illinois. Bard Optical now has 21 locations in Central Illinois. From its roots to present day, Bard Optical has been focused on providing lifelong vision care to the communities it serves. Bard Optical has eye doctors across Central Illinois that develop vision care relationships with families and patients of all ages. Learn More

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Our Team

The Bard Optical staff strives to give you a great experience every time. Bard Optical consistently ranks among the best places to buy glasses in Central Illinois. That’s because Bard Optical treats members of its community as such. From our team of optometrists to our helpful opticians, we work to ensure that Bard Optical is the best place to go for eye care in Central Illinois. Meet The Team

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The Best Eye Doctors in Central Illinois

It may sound boastful to say ‘the best eye doctors in Central Illinois,’ but that’s the belief we have in our people at Bard Optical. Bard Optical’s optometrists are active members of the communities they live and work in. Patients are treated with a familiarity and warmth that they don’t find anywhere else. Our optometrists are highly skilled and fully credentialed doctors that do amazing work for our neighbors and friends – who also happen to be patients. If you’ve been searching for eye doctors in Central Illinois who will be a lifelong source of vision care and improvement, you’ve found them at Bard Optical.