Sunglasses at Bard Optical

At Bard Optical, we know that everyone should be wearing sunglasses to protect the health of their eyes. We offer a wide variety of styles to fit every sunglass budget.

A Large Variety of Designer Sunglasses Frames


Our collection of sunglasses include luxury designer brands as well as stylish yet affordable options. Whether you need sunglasses for a day on the links or for working in the garden, we have styles for everyone.

Luxury Brands


Bard Optical is proud to offer a curated collection of luxury sunglass brands at each location. Look and feel your best with a pair of designer sunglasses frames from designers like: Ray Ban, Nike, Coach, Oakley, Maui Jim and many more.

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Advanced Lens Technology


Throughout our 80-year history, we’ve always been at the forefront of optometry, and we use that experience while continually updating our technology. At our cutting-edge digital lab in Peoria, IL, we make top-quality lenses exactly to our patients’ needs and specifications, so they get the prescription sunglasses their lifestyle requires!

Prescription Sunglasses Lenses & Coatings


We want you to have options with your sunglasses, so we offer a range of lens options including polarized lenses to truly personalize your pair.

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Progressive Lenses


These lenses let you see clearly at every distance, without distracting bifocal lines — even in your sunglasses! Progressive multifocal lenses gradually change in magnifying power from the top of the lens to the bottom, making for a smoother transition between fields of distance in your vision.

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Anti-Reflective


Protect your eyes even more with anti-glare lenses, which eliminate reflections from the front and back surfaces of your lenses. This also reduces eye strain and makes it easier to see in extremely bright conditions with your sunglasses.

Man wearing Polarized Lens Sunglasses

Polarized Lenses


These block the glare that reflects off common surfaces like water and snow, making them useful year-round, especially for outdoor recreation. They’re exceptionally helpful for driving in sunny weather, as they can reduce the glare from other cars and reflective surfaces you pass by.

Man wearing Polycarbonate Sunglasses

Polycarbonate Lenses


Made of virtually unbreakable material, these lenses are impact-resistant, making them a great choice for children, active adults, and those with strong prescriptions. They also provide 100% UV protection, which makes them a great pairing with sunglasses for outdoor activities!

Woman wearing a CR-39 lenses

CR-39 Lenses


Some patients will prefer these lenses because they are extremely resistant to shattering and scratching, and are easier to dye for sunglasses. These lightweight lenses also provide remarkable optical quality and visual clarity.

Woman wearing a Da Vinci lens series

Da Vinci Lens Series


As part of our “Vision for Life” philosophy where we care for your eyes as you get older, we offer this wide range of strong and efficient lens solutions — there’s a Da Vinci lens to match almost any vision need! We carry these specialty lenses for a variety of activities, including driving.

Progressive Lenses
Man wearing progressive sunglasses with bicycle

These lenses let you see clearly at every distance, without distracting bifocal lines — even in your sunglasses! Progressive multifocal lenses gradually change in magnifying power from the top of the lens to the bottom, making for a smoother transition between fields of distance in your vision.

Anti-Reflective
Couple wearing anti-reflective sunglasses

Protect your eyes even more with anti-glare lenses, which eliminate reflections from the front and back surfaces of your lenses. This also reduces eye strain and makes it easier to see in extremely bright conditions with your sunglasses.

Polarized Lenses
Man wearing Polarized Lens Sunglasses

These block the glare that reflects off common surfaces like water and snow, making them useful year-round, especially for outdoor recreation. They’re exceptionally helpful for driving in sunny weather, as they can reduce the glare from other cars and reflective surfaces you pass by.

Polycarbonate Lenses
Man wearing Polycarbonate Sunglasses

Made of virtually unbreakable material, these lenses are impact-resistant, making them a great choice for children, active adults, and those with strong prescriptions. They also provide 100% UV protection, which makes them a great pairing with sunglasses for outdoor activities!

CR-39 Lenses
Woman wearing a CR-39 lenses

Some patients will prefer these lenses because they are extremely resistant to shattering and scratching, and are easier to dye for sunglasses. These lightweight lenses also provide remarkable optical quality and visual clarity.

Da Vinci Lens Series
Woman wearing a Da Vinci lens series

As part of our “Vision for Life” philosophy where we care for your eyes as you get older, we offer this wide range of strong and efficient lens solutions — there’s a Da Vinci lens to match almost any vision need! We carry these specialty lenses for a variety of activities, including driving.

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Eyeglasses Near You


With 20 locations throughout Illinois, our eye care family is always close by! Bring your loved ones to any one of our offices for an outstanding selection of prescription sunglasses and other eyewear.

Testimonials


Carlos Beltran
Carlos Beltran
2022-09-18
Great service. Awesome staff.
Enjolli Wilson
Enjolli Wilson
2022-09-15
The staff in the Bloomington-Normal, Illinois office were knowledgeable and extremely helpful every step of the way of my visit, and ordering glasses. Thanks-Bard Optical! Enjolli Wilson
David Lowe
David Lowe
2022-09-15
All the ladies they were real nice real professional eye doctor she was awesome pretty cool I'd recommend anybody going there
Sandra West
Sandra West
2022-09-15
People are always so nice when I’m.in there!
Abdul Haleem
Abdul Haleem
2022-09-14
Bard Optical, thank you for your professional staff, and good quality eye care!
Jamie Yoder
Jamie Yoder
2022-09-14
I was satisfied
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Our Convenient Locations


With 20 locations throughout Illinois, our eye care family is always close by! Bring your loved ones to any one of our offices for an outstanding selection of prescription sunglasses and other eyewear.