Bard Optical

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Pekin Eye Doctors

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Comprehensive Eye Care in Pekin, IL

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

Patients in Central Illinois have trusted us with their eyes for nearly 80 years, and that’s not something we take for granted. We’re proud to be the community’s top choice for dependable, compassionate care and a great patient experience. Every visit to Bard Optical combines the industry’s most advanced equipment with the personal touch of a team of eye care specialists who know you and your family.


The confidence our patients have in us comes from the knowledge that no matter their age, their eye conditions, or their vision goals, we provide the comprehensive care they need to see life clearly through healthy eyes.

Bard Optical Pekin, IL

Comprehensive Eye Care in Pekin

Everything we do is for the patient, and to us, that means addressing your needs on an individual basis and working hard to provide an atmosphere that feels like home. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve been a patient of ours for long or your next visit will be your first — you can always expect familiar, friendly care at Bard Optical.


One thing that sets us apart is the way we take the time to get to know you and understand your unique needs. Our team in Pekin, led by Dr. Marc Sarmiento,  is eager learn more about your career, your eye health history, and your vision goals. This knowledge helps us provide eye care with your best interests in mind.

Driving Directions

We’re located at 3287 Court St., Pekin, IL 61554.

If you’re coming from the northwest, head southeast on Margaret St toward N 4th St. About half a mile after you pass Maquet’s Rail House on your right, Margaret St will turn into Court St. Continue on Court St for another 2.2 miles, at which point you should see Hacienda Fuentes on your right. Drive another 0.4 miles from there, then turn left at Entrance Dr. Once in the lot, head straight back, then turn right. In about 200 ft, we’ll be on your left.


If you’re coming from the east, head west on IL-9 toward N Pine St. Once you see Avanti’s Ristorante on your right, continue for another half mile, then turn right onto Barney Ave. In 0.1 miles, turn left into the lot, then turn right as you pass the building on your right. We’ll be on your right, just before Fast Dragon – Carry Out.

Dr. Marc Sarmiento, Doctor of Optometry
Eye Glasses Selection in Pekin, IL
Dr. Dane Shelley, Doctor of Optometry

Our Medical Approach to Eye Care

High-quality eye care is about more than great vision — it’s about eye health as well. Many eye diseases can cause permanent damage before the patient notices symptoms. That’s one of the reasons it’s important to our Pekin optometrists that every eye exam includes a thorough look at your whole eye health. Our advanced testing and imaging help us diagnose and treat eye conditions long before they cause any serious problems, providing our patients with peace of mind and healthy eyes.

Eye Care Services in Pekin, IL

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Comprehensive Eye

Keeping up with your eye health involves getting regular eye exams, whether you wear corrective eyewear or not. We use advanced technology to screen you for eye diseases and provide treatment when necessary. Once we know your eyes are healthy and functioning as they should be, we update your vision prescription for any changes in your eyesight and, if you need eyewear, start the process of finding your next pair of glasses or contacts lenses.

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Frame Styles for

You’re unique, not only in your eye care needs, but in your style as well. We carry a wide variety of frames, ranging from practical to designer, so that our opticians can help you find frames perfect for your fashion sense and budget. We then outfit your new eyewear with the latest lens technology in our optical lab located in Peoria to provide you with crystal-clear sight.

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Contact Lenses That Fit
Just Right

Believe it or not, your eyesight with contacts depends on more than your prescription. The size, fit, and brand of your contact lenses can impact the vision correction they provide. To meet these demands, our Pekin eye doctors expertly measure your eyes to fit your lenses and, if you’re a new contact lens wearer, our staff will teach you the basics of inserting them, removing them, and taking care of your preferred lens product. We’re also have an online contact lens store, which allows you to order and reorder your contacts from the comfort of your home.

Proudly Serving Pekin, IL

Our team at Bard Optical is proud to serve Pekin, as well as North Pekin, Marquette Heights, Mapleton, Kingston Mines, Manito, Forest City, South Pekin, Green Valley, Delavan, Hopedale, Schaeferville, Midway, Groveland, Towne Oaks, Tremont, Allentown, Bartonville, Glasford, and other surrounding areas.


Whether you’re enjoying the beauty of the Marigold Festival, taking a dip in DragonLand Water Park, or marveling at the precision of the World’s Greatest Sundial, we’ve made it our mission to ensure that you get to see these sights with the clearest vision possible.