DULUTH, Ga., Oct. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- National Vision Holdings, Inc. (“National Vision”), one of the nation’s largest optical retailers, is today celebrating a major milestone: the opening of the company’s 1,000th retail location. Located in the Western Plaza shopping center at 1713 S. Western Avenue in Los Angeles, CA, the store is part of the company’s America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses brand.  A grand opening event is being planned for later in the year.

“I am incredibly proud of our National Vision team for achieving such a tremendous milestone – 1,000 retail locations!”  said Reade Fahs, Chief Executive Officer of National Vision. “When I think about this moment, I think about all the milestones along the way: the millions of customers served, the thousands of new jobs created, the optometrists that have made a career working with us, and the lives that have been impacted by bringing affordable and accessible eye care and eyewear to people all over in need. While this moment is impressive, we know that it was achieved by doing what we do best:  serving one customer at a time.”

Representing the Company’s customer-centric approach to eye care and eyewear, National Vision’s 1,000th store opening is indicative of the company’s overall success and its mission to help people by making quality eye care and eyewear more affordable and accessible.  Additional achievements include:

  • Opened over 500 new stores in the last 10 years.
  • Created more than 5,000 new jobs.
  • Served millions of customers.
  • Through charitable partnerships, directly assisted approximately 800,000 individuals to see and indirectly helped improve the vision of approximately 11.5 million individuals globally.

America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses delivers thousands of quality eyeglasses and contact lenses to customers every day. Stores carry a wide selection of eyeglass frames (including designer brands), contact lenses and eyeglass accessories and offer an eye exam and two pairs of eyeglasses for $69.95. Nationwide, eye exams are available onsite by a licensed optometrist or customers can bring in an outside prescription in order to purchase eyeglasses or contact lenses. Each location is equipped with state-of-the-art optometric equipment so that customers get quality eye care at an affordable and accessible price.

“In just the recent months since joining the National Vision team, I’ve been impressed by the commitment of our associates and co-located optometrists to our company’s larger mission of providing affordable and accessible eye care and eyewear for our customers,” said Jeff McAllister, Chief Operating Officer of National Vision. “Hearing personal stories from our team members about how they’ve helped improve peoples’ lives over the past 27 years is nothing short of inspirational, and it’s moving to know all the lives we will continue to support for many years to come.”

About National Vision Holdings, Inc.
National Vision Holdings, Inc. is one of the largest optical retail companies in the United States with over 1,000 stores in 44 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. With a mission of helping people by making quality eye care and eyewear more affordable and accessible, the company operates five retail brands: America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses, Eyeglass World, Vision Centers inside select Walmart stores, and Vista Opticals inside Fred Meyer stores and on select military bases, offering a variety of products and services for customers’ eye care needs. For more information, please visit www.nationalvision.com.

Media Contact:
Kristina Gross, National Vision Holdings, Inc.
(470) 448-2355