Bard Optical

Eye Doctor Normal, IL | Bard Optical | Optometrist in Normal, IL

Bloomington-Normal Eye Doctors

Normal, IL Eye Care

Family Eye Care in Bloomington-Normal, IL

Monday – Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturday: 9am – 1pm
Sunday: Closed

At Bard Optical, we’re proud of the fact that patients in Central Illinois have trusted our team with their eye health and vision for nearly 80 years. We have all the services you need to properly care for your eyes, providing everything from routine eye health exams to fashionable eyewear and screenings for eye diseases. When you visit Bard Optical, you’ll experience what it means to receive quality, personalized care from a team of highly trained eye care professionals.

Bard Optical Bloomington Normal, IL Location

Comprehensive Eye Care in Bloomington-Normal

We believe that you should enjoy your visits to the eye doctor, and at Bard Optical, you will. We care for your family like it’s a part of ours, and to us, that means treating you as you deserve to be treated: with kindness and compassion.


It’s our goal to provide you with the best services possible and to do that, we take the time to learn more about you — your occupation, your eye health history, and current vision needs. This allows our team, led by Dr. Ronald Richmond, Dr. Brian Henson, Dr. Linda Mahaffey, and Dr. Shweta Harvi to use their expertise to customize your experience with us.

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We’re located at 1700 E College Ave. Suite 3, Normal, IL 61761.


Dr. Ronald Richmond, Doctor of Optometry
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Dr. Brian Henson, Doctor of Optometry

Our Medical Approach to Eye Care

We want to help our patients in Bloomington-Normal enjoy clear eyesight throughout their entire lives, which is why we take a deeper, more comprehensive approach to caring for a patient’s whole eye health.


Many eye diseases develop slowly and won’t exhibit symptoms until permanent damage has been done. We use some of the industry’s best technology to perform tests that can help us detect a wide variety of diseases early. For many eye conditions, the earlier the diagnosis and treatment, the better the outcomes.

Eye Care Services in East Peoria

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Eye Health Exams

Properly protecting and caring for the health of your eyes begins with scheduling regular eye health exams. During one of our comprehensive eye health exams, our Bloomington-Normal optometrists use advanced equipment to ensure that your eyes are healthy, screening for disease and providing treatment if necessary. If you need eyewear, we’ll provide you with an updated vision prescription so your new contacts or glasses help you see the world clearly.

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Large Variety
of Frames

While some of our patients are interested in understated styles, others may seek out trendy designer frames. We carry a large variety of frame styles, because each of our patients has a unique fashion sense. Our opticians will help pair you with the perfect eyewear that matches your personality and budget. We’ll then fit your new glasses with your choice of lenses in our state-of-the-art optical lab in Peoria.

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Contact Lenses

If wearing your contacts is uncomfortable, you might be wearing the wrong type of lenses for your eyes. The key to having a comfortable contact lens experience is selecting the right size, style, and brand of lenses for your specific needs, whether you’re a contact lens veteran or we’re fitting you for your first box ever. That’s why our team takes special care to precisely measure your eyes and match you with the perfect contacts. And when you’re running low on lenses, just visit our online contact lens store to reorder your contacts from the convenience of your home.

Proudly Serving Bloomington-Normal, IL

We look forward to welcoming patients from Barnes, Towanda, Merna, Bentown, Yuton, Twin Grove, Covell, Shirley, Holder, Shamrock, Gillum, and other surrounding areas to our Bloomington-Normal, IL eye care practice.


There’s plenty to do and see in Bloomington-Normal. Whether you’re visiting Illinois State University or Illinois Wesleyan University, making a trip to Miller Park Zoo, shopping at College Hills Mall, or spending a day with the kids at the Children’s Discovery Museum, we’ll make sure that you can enjoy it all with the best vision possible.