Welcome to Wardell Vision Center
Your Optometrist in Billings, MT

Call us at (406) 281-8480 today.

doctors and their wives

Welcome to Wardell Vision Center in Billings. Dr. Michael Wardell , Dr. Mike Wardell and the Wardell Vision Center team strive to provide the best in optometry services. We invite you to browse our website to learn more about our optometry services and join our patient family by scheduling an eye exam appointment at our Billings office.

Wardell Vision Center is a full service eye and vision care provider, accepting both eye emergencies as well as scheduled appointments. Patients throughout the Billings area come to Wardell Vision Center because they know they will receive the personal attention and professional care that is our foundation. Dr. Wardell & Wardell and our team are dedicated to keeping our patients comfortable and well-informed at all times. At Wardell Vision Center, we will explain every exam and procedure and answer all of our patients' questions. Additionally, at Wardell Vision Center, we offer vision financing options and will work with vision insurance providers to ensure good eye health and vision care for all of our patients.

Meet Our Eye Care Team

Dr. Wardell has been serving patients in the Billings area for over 30 years. His son, Dr. Michael C. Wardll has joined our practice and is excited to help serve the people of Billings and the surrounding area.. Their main focus is to provide quality eye care that is personalized, affordable, and timely. They aim to meet the optical needs of their patients on an individual basis and feels strongly about taking enough time with each patient to understand and resolve their concerns in order to provide the best possible care. They specialize in dry eye syndrome, glaucoma, macular degeneration, Lasik co-management, post cataract exams, red eye, and other eye diseases, along with contact lens fittings for hard-to-fit prescriptions. Our optical department has over 1200 designer frames to pick from, including sunglasses.

Dr. Michael Wardell , Dr. Mike Wardell
Billings Optometrist | Wardell Vision Center | (406) 281-8480
1005 24th St W #8
Billings, MT 59102


Sign up for our newsletters!

Meet The Doctors

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Michael B. Wardell
    Dr. Wardell has been serving patients in the Billings area for over 28 years. His main focus is to provide quality eye care that is personalized, affordable, and timely. He aims to meet the optical needs of his patients on an individual basis and feels strongly about taking enough time with each patient to understand and resolve their concerns in order to provide the best possible care. He specializes in contact lens fittings with hard-to-fit prescriptions. In addition to prescribing glasses and contact lenses, Dr. Wardell treats eye problems such as allergies, conjunctivitis, red eye, dry eyes, and more. He also co-manages LASIK, cataract and retinal surgery follow-up appointments.

    Read More
  • Dr.
    Mike Wardell
    Dr. Mike Wardell graduated from the University of Houston, College of Optometry in April, 2017. He studied under nationally renowned Doctors and is specializing in ocular eye diseases such as diabetes, glaucoma and dry-eye syndrome.

    Read More


Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Wardell Vision Center was a great place to get my glasses. They were affordable and the staff is amazing. I recommend them for your vision needs! Thanks for serving the Billings Community."
    Chad Duca
  • "Wardell Vision Center is the best! They always go out of their way to make us feel comfortable and relaxed. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for an eye doctor for their child, Dr Wardell has got a wonderful, caring bedside manner and is awesome at explaining every detail of the exam. If I ever need glasses for myself they will be the ones I call!!!"
    Cindy Young
  • "My husband and youngest son have been going to Wardell Vision Center for a couple of years now, their service is always the best you can get!!!! I decided I needed to talk to them myself to see if I may need glasses, come to find out I do, they were so wonderful in every step of my appointment. I wouldn't want other eye care doctor or staff to take care of me or my family. Thank you so much for all you do!!!!!"
    Jen Carlson
  • "Excellent Service! My family and I have been patients of Dr. Wardel' for about 20+ years now and enjoy the friendliness and warmth his staff (family) has shown us. Great Service from great people."
    Sheila LaChepelle-Dockter
  • "Best eye doctor I've ever been too. They treat you like family and if you ever have problems picking out glasses Sherry is awesome at helping and makes it fun!!! :)"
    Taya Jean

Featured Articles

Read up on informative topics

  • Glaucoma and You: The Importance of Eye Exams

    Want to avoid vision loss due to glaucoma? Schedule a visit with the eye doctor. ...

    Read More
  • Important Healthy Eye Habits for Kids

    Want to keep your kids' eyes as healthy as possible? Try these tips. ...

    Read More
  • Healthy Vision Month

    Get ready for Healthy Vision Month by upgrading your vision habits. ...

    Read More
  • Presbyopia eye drops

    Would you like to stop squinting when you look at close objects? A new kind of eyedrops can improve presbyopia, an age-related vision problem. ...

    Read More
  • Dry Eye

    Sometimes your eyes don’t make enough tears or the tears evaporate too fast because they don’t have the right amount of compounds in them. This is called dry eye. Up to 5% of Americans complain of some form of dry eye. Individuals who wear contact lenses or have undergone LASIK or other types of ...

    Read More
  • Subconjunctival Hemorrhage

    Similar to a bruise under the skin, a subconjunctival hemorrhage happens when a small blood vessel located between the sclera (white portion of an eye) and the conjunctiva (lining on the surface of an eye) breaks and covers the sclera with blood. Unlike broken blood vessels located under the skin which ...

    Read More
  • Decorative (Plano) Contact Lenses

    Colored contact lenses allow you to temporarily change your eye color whether or not you need to correct impaired vision. In this way, you can create a more subtle eye appearance, wear a crazy design for special occasions, or just enjoy a new eye color. Will Colored Contacts Change the Way I See? Yes, ...

    Read More
  • Wandering Eye

    A wandering eye is a type of eye condition known as strabismus or tropia, and it may be caused by damage to the retina or muscles that control the eye, stroke or brain injury, or an uncorrected refractive error like farsightedness. With a wandering eye, one eye deviates or wanders in a different direction ...

    Read More
  • Reading and Writing

    For many adults, reading and writing come so naturally that they seem almost effortless. However, reading and writing are actually complicated skills that take significant effort to learn. For example, reading involves recognizing letters, associating letter combinations with their corresponding sounds, ...

    Read More
  • Lazy Eye

    Lazy eye, also referred to as amblyopia, is a condition that develops in infancy or early childhood, and it typically starts when the focus in one eye is more enhanced than the other. The eye with less focus might be impaired due to a significant amount of farsightedness or astigmatism, or something ...

    Read More

Newsletter Signup

Sign up for more articles

Location & Hours


Find us on the map

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule


9:00 am-5:00 pm


9:00 am-5:00 pm


9:00 am-5:00 pm


9:00 am-5:00 pm


9:00 am-3:00 pm