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4 Common Symptoms of Eye Allergies

April 27, 2017
It's that time of the year: allergy season. While few people complain when the snow melts and the flowers start to bloom, it can be a serious pain for some. For those with allergies that affect their eyes, allergy season is a gauntlet of uncomfortable symptoms. If you experience eye allergies, be sure to mention it to your optometrist and […]

No Doubt You'll Want To Try These New Gwen Stefani Glasses

April 25, 2017
Roughly 25 years ago, a little ska-pop band put out their debut, self-titled album. Their lead vocalist, a platinum blond with a bold style, took center stage. No Doubt would put out several more albums, and Gwen Stefani became a style icon throughout the 1990’s alongside the band’s success. By the early 2000’s, she explored her solo […]

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6 Things to Consider When Picking Out Designer Glasses

April 24, 2017
It's the moment after your comprehensive eye exam and the verdict is in: you need glasses. The twist? That can be a GREAT thing! In the past, glasses have been depicted as a burden, or, even more troubling, as a sign that the wearer is *gasp* "uncool." Today, things couldn't be more different. Designer glasses are now a hallmark of style, […]

Don’t Fall Victim to Computer Eye Strain

April 20, 2017
Computer Eye Strain can no longer be ignored. For the average person, a day might look like this: wake up in the morning and check social media on a smartphone, work 8 hours staring at a computer monitor, unwind with a Netflix marathon. Notice a pattern? That's roughly 10-12 hours of screen time. On its face, that sounds crazy. But, think […]

4 Great Qualities All Vision Doctors Should Share

April 17, 2017
What makes great vision doctors great? Is it sense of humor? Snazzy clothes? Good hair? While all of those things are nice bonuses, they're not what truly makes a difference. Great vision doctors are great because they share the important qualities that make them so. These qualities include high credentials, passion for helping others, a […]

Looking for an Eye Doctor? Bard Optical Has 21 Central Illinois Locations

April 13, 2017
Choosing where to go for vision care can be challenging. Where can you find the best optometrists? Where can you go for 'Vision For Life'? Where can you find convenience and quality?  Good news: the answer to every question is the same. Bard Optical. Bard Optical has been serving Central Illinois for over 75 years. If you're looking for an […]

Eye of the Tiger and 15 Other Times Eyes Invaded Pop Culture

April 10, 2017
If you've kept your eye on pop culture over the years, you may have noticed that the word 'eye' and 'eyes' tend to pop up often. It's no surprise: eyes are important! So important, in fact, that it should be a top priority of yours to get a comprehensive vision exam at least once a year. Do you have a favorite pop culture example where […]

Suns Out, Shades On: UV Light and Eyes

April 06, 2017
This isn't the first time you've read 'wear your sunglasses.' But, it's worth repeating again and again. UV light and eyes don't play well together and the damage that the sun can cause to your vision is preventable. Staying vigilant and wearing your shades whenever the sun is out can help minimize the chances that UV light contributes to […]

Start Using These 10 Vision Care Tips Today

April 03, 2017
Are you taking care of your eyes? Below, you'll find 10 vision care tips that you can start using today! While maintaining and improving your vision is a lifelong process (that calls for help from your optometrist), it helps to have a few things that you can start now. Keep the below in mind and start taking better care of your vision:[…]