B & B Shelle Optical
Our doctors provide comprehensive eye, pediatric and low vision exams. With access to an on-site lab, many times we are able to cut your lenses while you wait, so you have your glasses sooner. Our professional staff is always there to help, whether it’s choosing the best frame for you, assisting with a repair or answering your eye care questions.
Dr. Julie Beard provides comprehensive eye exams for all ages, including special needs, from toddlers to seniors, treats ocular disease, and specializes in fitting multifocal and gas permeable contact lenses. She is an active member of the Illinois Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, and AOA-PAC. Julie Beard, O.D., graduated from Illinois College of Optometry with her Doctorate. Prior to, she received her Bachelor's degree from Augustana College. While at the College of Optometry, she received her clinical training in contact lenses and pediatrics at the Illinois Eye Institute, ocular disease at Advocate Health Care with Dr. Richard Multack, and low vision at Hines VA Central Blind Rehabilitation Center, Adam Benjamin, Jr.- Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, and the Chicago Lighthouse. Beyond Dr. Beard's passion for optometry is her love of cooking, spending time with her 12-year-old twins and music. (She has been to Lollapalooza every year since 1994).
I love working here because I am Shelly.
I love working here because of our amazing patients.
I love working here because I am next door to Dean's Gyros.
I love working here because I get to see the Jonas Brothers once a year.
I love working here because I've been here my entire life. Literally.
Shelly is my mom. Dr. Beard is my aunt.