Eye Doctors in Sterling, IL

Our staff is here to support you on your lifelong eye care journey with a variety of services at our Sterling location.

Bard Optical – Sterling


3209 E Lincolnway, Sterling, IL 61081
(815) 605-6995

Hours


Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

Our Medical Approach


At Bard Optical, we stand by medically centered eye care, which means we do so much more than just standard vision screenings. During our eye health exams, our eye doctors thoroughly check you for eye diseases using advanced technology to make sure you’re on track for amazing sight. For over 80 years, we’ve been prioritizing the wellness of our patients’ eyes and improving their lives, and we’re proud to do the same for you and your family.

Services


Whether you come to our office for a routine check-up, our stylish selection of eyewear, or a specialty service like eye disease treatment, we’re your home for full-scope optometry. We can protect your eyes and enhance your view of the world, all in one convenient location.

Comprehensive Eye Health Exam in Bard Optical Sterling

Comprehensive Eye Health Exams

A cornerstone of our exceptional eye care is our comprehensive eye health exams. Our eye doctors use these exams to get a complete picture of your overall eye health, check for signs of disease, and measure your precise vision prescription.

Pediatric Eye Health Exam in Bard Optical Sterling

Pediatric Eye Health Exams

To ensure your child can clearly and comfortably experience the world around them, we offer pediatric eye health exams designed just for them. Our eye doctors are trained to diagnose vision issues that are common in children, including myopia (nearsightedness) and amblyopia (lazy eye). We’ll also make sure your child’s prescription matches their evolving vision.

Man putting on contact lens

Contact Lens Exams

We offer a selection of contact lenses for traditional and specialty eye health and vision needs, and we’ll provide unique exams to match you with the correct kind for your eyes. These contact lens exams give us all the information we need to select the best ones for you.

Eye Disease Management in Bard Optical Sterling

Eye Disease Management

While an eye disease diagnosis can seem scary, we’re here to support you. We prioritize early detection of these conditions during your eye health exam, which plays a critical role in managing your disease. The sooner we spot any issues and identify their risks, the quicker we can get you on a management plan to preserve your vision.

Mother and little girl choosing eyeglasses in Bard Optical Sterling

Eyewear Options for Everyone

Our 80 years in practice have introduced us to patients of all ages, lifestyles, and personalities. That’s why we carry a wide array of eyewear options to choose from — so we can serve every member of our community. No matter if you want high-quality custom glasses or contact lenses, you’ll find everything you’re looking for at Bard Optical.

Comprehensive Eye Health Exams
Comprehensive Eye Health Exam in Bard Optical Sterling

A cornerstone of our exceptional eye care is our comprehensive eye health exams. Our eye doctors use these exams to get a complete picture of your overall eye health, check for signs of disease, and measure your precise vision prescription.

Pediatric Eye Health Exams
Pediatric Eye Health Exam in Bard Optical Sterling

To ensure your child can clearly and comfortably experience the world around them, we offer pediatric eye health Exams designed just for them. Our eye doctors are trained to diagnose vision issues that are common in children, including myopia (nearsightedness) and amblyopia (lazy eye). We’ll also make sure your child’s prescription matches their evolving vision.

Contact Lens Exams
Man putting on contact lens

We offer a selection of contact lenses for traditional and specialty eye health and vision needs, and we’ll provide unique exams to match you with the correct kind for your eyes. These contact lens exams give us all the information we need to select the best ones for you.

Eye Disease Management
Eye Disease Management in Bard Optical Sterling

While an eye disease diagnosis can seem scary, we’re here to support you. We prioritize early detection of these conditions during your eye health exam, which plays a critical role in managing your disease. The sooner we spot any issues and identify their risks, the quicker we can get you on a management plan to preserve your vision.

Eyewear Options for Everyone
Mother and little girl choosing eyeglasses in Bard Optical Sterling

Our 80 years in practice have introduced us to patients of all ages, lifestyles, and personalities. That’s why we carry a wide array of eyewear options to choose from — so we can serve every member of our community. No matter if you want high-quality custom glasses or contact lenses, you’ll find everything you’re looking for at Bard Optical.

Proudly Serving
Sterling, IL

Our doctors are honored to serve Sterling and its surrounding areas, like Rock Falls, Woodland Hills, Galt, Nelson, Como, Palmyra, Coleta, Morrison, Lyndon, and Harmon.

Sterling is packed with many enjoyable activities, and we want to help you make the most of them with healthy eyes. Courtesy of Bard Optical, you’ll have excellent vision to go for a swim at Duis Recreation Center, walk through the Dillon Home Museum, and much more!

Bard Optical Sterling location driving directions

Driving Directions


We are located at 3209 E Lincolnway, Sterling, IL 61081.

Coming from the south, head north on IL-40 N/ 1st Ave and cross Rock River. In 0.2 miles, pass Mom’s Diner on your left just before you make a right onto IL-2 N/ E 3rd St. After 1.2 miles, turn left to stay on IL-2 N. Continue for 0.3 miles, until you pass Arthur’s Garden Delicatessen on your left. In about a mile, you’ll find us on your right.

Coming from the north, head south on I-40 S and pass Candlelight Inn Restaurant — Sterling Illinois on your left. Then, continue for about a half mile and pass Benny’s Family Restaurant on your left, and in about 500 feet make a left on E Lynn Blvd. In 2.1 miles, continue onto E 23rd St/ River Rd, and make a quick right into the first parking lot, where you’ll find us on your left.

Testimonials


Debra Wade
Debra Wade
2023-12-31
Went there the other day to get my eyeglasses adjusted and an employee broke my frame. Even though she was apologetic for the situation, I still had to pay for the frame that the employee broke.
William Babb
William Babb
2023-06-06
Very happy 😁 about my visit to your office
Debora K Sheets
Debora K Sheets
2023-04-29
I had issues due to eye problems and Bard optical worked with me until my glasses were perfect for me to be able to see while driving
Cindy Doubet
Cindy Doubet
2023-04-24
Everyone was friendly and helpful. The building was clean and pleasant.
Jeannette Mccullough
Jeannette Mccullough
2023-04-24
All the employees are so awesome
Dorothy Mowrer
Dorothy Mowrer
2023-03-27
I have always been greeted, served and treated with respect & kindness! Appreciate the staff!!!!
Rach Houston
Rach Houston
2023-03-06
Fixed my bifocals so I can see out of them and I got them back so fast. Thank you!