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Try Our Color Blind Test for Kids

January 30, 2017
Color blindness can be problematic for anybody. For kids, it can be even worse. Kids may not realize that they're not seeing colors correctly and that can lead to a lot of confusion and a lot of frustration. Kids are asked to absorb tons of information at once and when they can't see colors in the same way that their peers do, it's easy to […]
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Where to Find the Best Eye Doctors in Central Illinois

January 26, 2017
From the Rock River (pictured above) to the Capitol Building, you can find the best eye doctors in Central Illinois at Bard Optical.[…]
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4 More Reasons to Wear Sunglasses in Winter

January 23, 2017
We've already covered some reasons to wear your sunglasses in winter. Below, you'll find four more. Truly, the list of reasons to wear sunglasses in winter is never-ending. Your eyes are so important and sunglasses help keep them safe. Here are some more reasons to keep those shades in place:[…]
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What’s On Your Plate? A Guide to Eating Right for Healthy Vision

January 20, 2017
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10 Reasons to Get a Vision Exam in 2017

January 19, 2017
When was your last vision exam? If you struggle to answer that question or you know it was more than a year ago, it is time to set an appointment. Frequent vision exams need to be a part of your healthcare regimen. Your vision is vital and vision exams can help your optometrist preserve and maintain it. Here are some reasons why you should […]
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Vision For Life: Meaning Behind the Motto

January 16, 2017
Vision For Life. It's Bard Optical's motto and the driving force behind the quality of care that Bard Optical provides to every patient who walks through its doors. But, what does 'Vision For Life' mean?[…]
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Top Trends for 2017 Eyewear

January 13, 2017
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Preventing Eye Injuries in Sports

January 12, 2017
Sports are a unifying force. Every time the Olympic games come around, it's a reminder that across the globe, sports break down barriers and set aside differences in the spirit of competition. Sports can also serve as an exercise in character-building. That's one of the reasons that youth athletics are so popular. It teaches discipline, […]
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7 Industries Where Eye Protection is Critical

January 09, 2017
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Wear Designer Glasses at These 12 Events in 2017

January 05, 2017
If you have both contact lenses and designer glasses, it can be difficult to determine which events you should rock your glasses at. After all, both have their benefits and potential pitfalls. Glasses can break (so they're not the best for a game of flag football) and contact lenses can become dry if left in for too long (so they may not be […]
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8 Ways Shaquille O'Neal Eyewear Dunks on Expectations

January 02, 2017
Shaquille O'Neal has made a career out of leaping over expectations. Coming out of LSU, everyone thought Shaq would be dominant. But no one imagined how quickly he would realize his potential or how dramatic that dominance would become. Many prospects are highly-touted, few take over the world like Shaq did. Similarly, Shaquille O'Neal […]
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