Pearle Vision Announces 2013 Expansion

                    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

Optometrists interested in exploring re-licensing or new development
opportunities should call 1.800.PEARLE.1 or visit

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

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

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SOURCE Pearle Vision

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