To serve the ophthalmic community by developing and marketing unique and necessary solutions for the vision care of patients throughout the world.
Bernell Corporation was founded by Dr. Bernard Vodnoy and his wife Nellie in 1954. After retiring and selling the company, it later ran into financial problems and nearly closed. In 1997, the company was revived and rebuilt by Charles Shearer OD, Craig Andrews OD, and his wife Judy. Dr. Andrews and Dr. Shearer were classmates in Optometry School at Indiana University(Class of 1979).
Since 1997, the company has evolved to provide over 2,000 ophthalmic products. Bernell is proud to offer the largest assortment of Vision Training, Enhancement, and Rehabilitation products in the world.
In 2012, Bernell was presented with the distinguished Industry Appreciation Award by the American Optometric Association for our work and contributions to the field of Sports Vision.
Bernell is a Division of Vision Training Products, Inc. and is headquartered at 4016 N. Home Street, Mishawaka, IN 46545.
Bernell sells over 2,000 ophthalmic products to optometrists, ophthalmologists, occupational therapists, schools and government around the world. We carry a wide range of products to meet the primary care and vision testing needs of our customers, as well as the largest line of vision therapy, visual rehabilitation, and behavioral optometry products in the world. We offer to our professional customers to match or beat anyone's pricing on our 2,000+ products!* Bernell never wants you to pay more to buy from us!
We understand how busy our customers are and that you do not always have the time to search for products or compare prices. If there is ever a product not listed on our site, or that you are having trouble finding, please contact us and we'll try to find it for you! We have a staff who will search out the products for you and offer the lowest price available for that product.
*Note: Offer does not include pharmaceuticals. Bernell will match or beat the pricing on most pharmaceutical products, but due to the highly volatile market may not be able to supply in all cases. Please contact us if you have question on a pharmaceutical product.
Bernell has over 50 qualified distributors in 28 countries around the world. You may purchase our products through our distributors. If your country does not have a distributor or you are unable to get the product you need, you can purchase from us direct. Click here to see our Foreign Distributors.
Note: if you are traveling to the U.S. for business or pleasure, contact us in advance if you would like products shipped to you while in the U.S. If you are interested in becoming a distributor of Bernell's products, contact us today (Click Here: to email firstname.lastname@example.org) for an application.