Dr. HaysDr. Jill Hays is honored to provide comprehensive eye care for patients aged 4 - 104 in and around Mercer County. Learn more below.

Dr. Hays earned her Bachelors Degree in Biology from the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana, and received a Doctorate of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1997.

She practices primary care optometry for the entire family with special interests in pediatrics, diabetic eye care, and occupational/farm safety including foreign body removal.

Outside of the office, Dr. Hays enjoys cooking, gardening, and making memories with family. She and her husband, Bill, live in Aledo and have three children.


  • Illinois Optometric Association
  • American Optometric Association
  • Exchange Club

Patient Testimonial

I always appreciate Dr. Hays. She has a good Rapport. She is thorough and explains everything clearly. She takes time; I don't feel she is rushing through an appointment. I have a lot of confidence in her knowledge and in her integrity. - Julie L.