NOVEMBER 3, 2016 — The Bard Optical Rock Island office, located at 4032 Blackhawk Road will be celebrating its 35th Anniversary in October. Dr. Jeffrey Heden, Manager JoAnne DePauw and staff are excited to host a Designer Eyewear Show on Thursday, November 10, 3-5 p.m. Bard Optical will be donating a portion of the event’s profit to the Christian Care Homeless Shelter in efforts to share our gratitude with the Rock Island community. Dr. Arthur Bard opened Bard Optical in a downtown Peoria location in 1941. In 1981, Diana Hall purchased the company and began growing the business. Bard currently has 21 offices in Illinois. Bard Optical is annually recognized as one of the Top 50 optical retailers in the country.