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 by Craig Andrews OD, a practicing optometrist, along his wife Judy who reincorporated it as Vision Training Products, Inc. With the assistance of Charles Shearer OD, a classmate of Dr. Andrews in Optometry School at Indiana University (Class of 1979) as well as VP of Operations, Al Martin, the company was rebuilt and re-established itself as the world's premiere supplier of behavioral optometric products. Today, the company is led by Chris Andrews, the youngest son of Dr. Andrews.

Over the years, the company has evolved to provide over 2,000 ophthalmic products and this list continues to grow. In addition to the vast assortment of primary care and optical products offered, Bernell is proud to provide the largest assortment of Vision Training, Enhancement, and Rehabilitation products of any company 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.