To serve the ophthalmic community by developing and marketing unique, yet necessary solutions for doctors to assist their patients in reaching their maximum visual potentials.
In 1954, Dr. Bernard Vodnoy, along with his wife Elsye, established Bernell Corporation, a venture that began humbly in his woodshop. There, he crafted a unique selection of vision training devices that he utilized in patient therapy. An expert in his field, Dr. Vodnoy was a sought-after speaker on topics related to Behavioral Optometry and had a worldwide reputation.
His seminal work, "The Practice of Orthoptics and Related Topics," ran for seven editions and was considered a definitive guide in the field. This guide reflected his vision and complemented the innovative products he crafted for Bernell.
However, after Dr. Vodnoy's retirement in the 1980s, the company was sold to a new group of owners who expanded the reach and recognition of the Bernell brand inside the ophthalmic industry, but subsequently suffered financial difficulties in the mid-1990s, leading the company to the edge of closure.
In 1997, Craig Andrews OD, a seasoned optometrist, and his wife Judy, recognized the invaluable role Bernell played in their field. They made the brave and decisive move of investing their life savings in an effort to rescue the company. With the helpful guidance of Dr. Charles Shearer, Dr. Andrews' Optometry School classmate at Indiana University, and leadership of Al Martin, the committed VP of Operations, they reincorporated and rebuild the beleaguered company as Vision Training Products, Inc.
Today, under the leadership of Chris Andrews, Dr. Andrews' youngest son, Bernell has grown exponentially, becoming a global leader in the supply of behavioral optometric products, as well as expanding the offering of primary care ophthalmic equipment. Today, it boasts an extensive range of over 2,000 ophthalmic products, including the world's most diverse collection of Vision Training, Enhancement, and Rehabilitation tools and equipment.
Bernell's significant contributions to the industry have led to recognition by many groups, including the prestigious Industry Appreciation Award by the American Optometric Association for their contributions to the industry via advancements in sports vision.
Currently, Bernell operates as a division of Vision Training Products, Inc., with its headquarters located at 4016 N. Home Street, Mishawaka, IN 46545. The transformation of Bernell, from its humble beginnings in a woodshop to the precipice of closure and then its ascent to a global leader in optometric products, demonstrates the enduring power of vision and determination.
Bernell is a leading provider of ophthalmic products, offering a wide range of products to meet the primary care and vision testing needs of optometrists, ophthalmologists, occupational therapists, schools, and government organizations worldwide. We are proud to provide the largest line of vision therapy, visual rehabilitation, and behavioral optometry products in the world.
At Bernell, we are dedicated to providing our customers with the best value for their money by offering competitive pricing on over 2,000 high-quality ophthalmic products. We understand the importance of balancing affordability with quality and service, which is why we work tirelessly to maintain our low prices without compromising on the level of support and care we provide to our customers.
We recognize that our customers are busy professionals who may not have the time to search for products or compare prices, which is why our team of knowledgeable staff is always ready to assist you in finding the exact product you need and offering the lowest available price.
We take pride in our commitment to delivering exceptional service and top-notch products to our customers. If you're in need of ophthalmic products, we invite you to contact us today and discover how we can help meet your needs with our unbeatable value and outstanding customer service!
Bernell products are available through our extensive network of qualified distributors in over 25 countries worldwide. If a distributor is available in your country, we recommend purchasing our products through them as they can add tremendous value through the import process, which can be complex in some countries. However, if you are unable to locate a distributor in your area or are unable to access the product you need through them, you can purchase directly from us. Click here to see our Foreign Distributors.
Important note: If you are planning to visit the U.S. for business or pleasure and would like to purchase our products while you are here, please contact us in advance. We can arrange to have the products shipped directly to you in the U.S., which can help you save on import and freight costs.
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