Bard Optical

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Rock Island Eye Doctors

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Family Eye Care
in the Quad Cities

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

We believe that when you visit the eye doctor, you deserve access to the care you need to live life with healthy eyes, delivered with a personal touch. It’s this belief and dedication to exceptional patient care that has made us Central Illinois’ trusted eye care provider for nearly 80 years. Whether you’re visiting us for the industry’s most comprehensive eye health exam, new eyeglasses, or contacts that fit just right, you’ll always receive the high-quality, compassionate care that you’ve come to expect from Bard Optical.

Bard Optical in Rock Island, IL

Comprehensive Eye Care in Rock Island

At Bard Optical, we have a saying that embodies our approach to eye care: everything that we do is for the patient. We take the time to understand our patients as individuals with unique needs, and we make our offices a comfortable home away from home for both staff and patients. New visitors and long-time patients alike are instantly treated like a part of the Bard family, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.


Our team in Rock Island, led by Dr. Jeffery Heden, are dedicated to learning about more than just the current state of your vision. We talk about your career, lifestyle, and health history. Knowing more about your vision goals helps us to provide you with eye care solutions that are designed specifically for you.

Driving Directions

We’re located at 4032 Blackhawk Rd., Rock Island, IL 61201.


If you’re coming from the west, head east on IL-5/46th Ave/Blackhawk Rd towards Black Hawk State Historic Site Trail. After you drive through Black Hawk Forest, continue for just over a mile, and turn right to pull into the shopping center that houses Dollar General. Once in the parking lot, continue straight and we’ll be just ahead on your left.


If you’re approaching from the south, head north on Milan Beltway/Rock Island-Milan Pkwy. Take the exit towards IL-5 W/Rock Island, and use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto 46th Ave/Blackhawk Rd. In .5 miles, turn left onto 44th St. Once you pass Goodwill on your right, take the next right, and you’ll pass Interstate All Battery Center on your left as you do so. Continue straight for a few hundred feet and we’ll be on your left.

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Our Medical Approach to Eye Care

Many eye diseases develop slowly, and you might not experience noticeable symptoms until the condition is severe. At Bard Optical, we’ve designed our medical exam with this in mind, because early diagnosis and treatment often leads to the best results. We accomplish this by conducting eye exams using advanced technology to detect diseases and take a deeper, more comprehensive look at your whole eye health.

Rock Island Eye Care Services

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Thorough Eye
Health Exams

The first step to ensuring that you can enjoy clear sight throughout your life is scheduling regular comprehensive eye health exams. During our eye exams, we’ll test many aspects of your eyes to ensure that they’re healthy. If we find any cause for concern, we can help you manage the condition, or refer you out to a local specialist. In addition, we’ll check that your vision is clear and, if you use eyewear, ensure that your new vision prescription for your glasses or contacts gives you great eyesight.

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Frames for
Every Style

At Bard Optical, we carry a large selection of frames because we want everyone to find glasses that reflect their style, fit within their budget, and — most of all — help them see the world clearly. Our opticians will help every member of the family find eyewear that matches their unique tastes. After our patients select their frames, we’ll fit their new glasses with state-of-the-art lenses in our optical lab.

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Contact Lenses

If you’re interested in contacts, our Rock Island optometrists will take special care to precisely measure your eyes and pair you with the best style, size, and brand of lenses for your specific needs. All these factors can affect the comfort and clarity of your contacts, which is why we take such great care to prescribe you contact lenses perfect for your eyes. And when you begin to run low on your lenses, simply visit our online contact lens store to reorder your contacts and have them delivered directly to your home.

Proudly Serving Rock Island and the Quad Cities

We’re proud to welcome patients from Rock Island, as well as Davenport, Bettendorf, Moline, Milan, Riverdale, Andalusia, Oak Grove, and beyond, to Bard Optical.


No matter if you’re spending your day exploring Rock Island Arsenal, hiking through Black Hawk Forest, or admiring the view of the Mississippi River as you visit the City of Rock Island Levee, our team is here to ensure that you can see it all with clear vision and healthy eyes.