COVID-19 Update

Due to the ongoing development of the COVID-19 pandemic, all Gailey Eye Clinic locations, including Bloomington Eye Institute and Gailey Eye Surgery-Decatur will remain closed until April 30th. Patients who have an appointment scheduled during our closure dates will be called to re-schedule for a future appointment date. For eye-related emergencies, please call your local Gailey Eye Clinic and you will be instructed on how to proceed. If you have any other questions or concerns, the best way to contact us during this time is via email at We will be monitoring email inquiries daily.

Karen Magers, RN

Karen Magers has been Director of Bloomington Eye Institute since 1998, and is a graduate with honors from Mennonite Hospital School of Nursing in Bloomington, Illinois. She also worked with the Gailey physicians since 1979 as an eye surgery staff nurse and Eye Bank Coordinator.  Karen is responsible for managing the surgery center operations and supervising the surgical care staff.

Karen participates in several community activities, including ISU College of Nursing Alumni Board, Children’s Hospital of Illinois Community Advisory Board, and American Red Cross Evening of Stars committee.

BroMenn Healthcare Blue Ribbon Employee, Nov., 1991
Watson Gailey Eye Bank Award, 2000
WEEK-TV 25 Women in Leadership Award, 2008
ISU Mennonite College of Nursing Alumni Service Award, 2008

Outside interests:
Physical fitness/pilates, playing the piano, fashion, art

Patient Forms
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