Pearle Vision Announces 2013 Expansion Leading Optical Company Launches Aggressive U.S. Growth Plans; Re-Licensing Opportunities Immediately Available PR Newswire MASON, Ohio, Feb. 1, 2013 MASON, Ohio, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pearle Vision, North America's largest and most trusted licensed optical brand, announced today its 2013 expansion plans within the United States, which includes the re-licensing of 34 locations in 10 states. With more than 520 eye care centers in the United States, Pearle Vision is now seeking to grow its national footprint and has identified Florida, Ohio and Michigan as the first markets for its aggressive re-licensing effort. Specifically in Florida, Pearle Vision is looking to convert locations in Miami, West Palm Beach, Naples, Jacksonville and Orlando. In Ohio, opportunities can be found in Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati. And in Michigan, centers in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Flint are available. "For more than 50 years, Pearle Vision has been committed to providing genuine eye care to patients through our doctor-centric business model," said Srinivas Kumar, senior vice president and general manager, Pearle Vision. "Currently, we are seeking dedicated optometrists to join our growing network of licensed operators and purchase company-owned centers with thriving operations and an existing patient base." Pearle Vision has a significant legacy in the industry and has continued to outpace competitors by evolving to meet patients' changing needs and providing quality products and services they desire. The company is committed to delivering the best optical and retail experience possible, a principle created by Dr. Stanley Pearle in 1961. "Pearle Vision is proud to offer optometrists a proven network of support, which allows them to focus on what they are really passionate about – delivering quality eye care to their patients," said Kumar. To fuel its growth, the company is looking for optometrists who have the ability and desire to leverage a strong operational system, provide exceptional eye care and superior patient service, while contributing to their community. Optometrists interested in exploring re-licensing or new development opportunities should call 1.800.PEARLE.1 or visit www.pearlevisionfranchise.com. About Pearle Vision Pearle Vision was founded in 1961 by Dr. Stanley Pearle, who began the concept of one-stop, total eye care with the opening of the Pearle Vision Center in Savannah, Georgia. Pearle combined complete eye exams with an extensive selection of eyewear. In 1981, Pearle Vision began offering licenses to select doctors and opticians. Today, with more than 520 eye care centers through the United States, Pearle Vision is built around a doctor-centered business model with a primary focus to deliver genuine eye care to patients and become a trusted source for all their eye health needs. Pearle Vision is owned by Luxottica, a leader in premium fashion, luxury and sports eyewear. For more information, visit http://www.PearleVision.com. About Luxottica Group S.p.A. Luxottica Group is a leader in premium fashion, luxury and sports eyewear, with approximately 7,000 optical and sun retail stores in North America, Asia-Pacific, China, South Africa, Latin America and Europe and a strong and well balanced brand portfolio. Luxottica's key house brands include Ray-Ban, the best known sun eyewear brand in the world, Oakley, Vogue, Persol, Oliver Peoples, Arnette and REVO, while license brands include Bvlgari, Burberry, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Polo Ralph Lauren, Prada, Tiffany and Versace. In addition to a global wholesale network covering 130 countries, the Group manages leading retail brands such as LensCrafters and Pearle Vision in North America, OPSM and Laubman & Pank in Australasia, LensCrafters in Greater China, GMO in Latin America and Sunglass Hut globally. The Group's products are designed and manufactured in six Italy-based manufacturing plants, two wholly-owned plants in China and a sports sunglass production facility in the U.S. In 2010, Luxottica Group posted consolidated net sales of approximately €6.2 billion. Additional information on the Group is available at www.luxottica.com. Media Contacts: Emily Danielle Martinetti Ryan Associate Public Relations Manager, Luxottica Public Relations Director, Luxottica T: T: 212-302-1725 513-765-3358 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org SOURCE Pearle Vision Website: http://www.pearlevision.com
Pearle Vision Announces 2013 Expansion
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