Local Pearle Vision Licensee Adds Second Center In Canton, Ohio

       Local Pearle Vision Licensee Adds Second Center In Canton, Ohio

-- Husband-and-Wife Team Expand with Leading Optical Brand to Further Serve
Community --

PR Newswire

MASON, Ohio, Aug. 12, 2013

MASON, Ohio, Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Local Pearle Vision licensee,
Theresa Ayers, has added a second location in Canton, Ohio. Along with her
husband, Ronald Ayers, the husband-and-wife team assumed ownership last month
of a corporate-owned Pearle Vision location at 4474 Everhard Road N.W. Theresa
Ayers has been with Pearle Vision, one of North America's largest and most
trusted licensed optical brands, for more than three decades. She began her
career working for the company, and after 30 years, decided to franchise her
first location in Strongsville, Ohio. 

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"We are excited to expand our business with the Pearle Vision family and are
thrilled to open our second location in Canton, Ohio," said Theresa Ayers,
Canton Pearle Vision licensee. "We are committed to providing great customer
service and continuing to serve as the neighborhood's trusted optical provider
for all eye-care needs."

The Ayers currently own and operate two Pearle Vision locations in Ohio and
are eager to serve the community of Canton, since they have lived in North
Canton for the past 20 years. The Ayers are active members in the community
and serve the YMCA, Chamber of Commerce in Canton and the Jackson High School
gymnastics program.

"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. "It is great
to see Theresa and Ronald Ayers expand their business, and we know that with
Theresa's extensive Pearle Vision experience, they will continue to deliver
first-class eye care to all patients in Canton."

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. With more than 610 centers located
throughout North America, the company offers best-in-class eye care provided
by neighborhood doctors who are skilled optometrists, 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.

Pearle Vision is now seeking to grow its national footprint and has identified
development opportunities in markets from coast-to-coast, including
Cincinnati, Dayton, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. In addition to new
territories available for development, corporate-owned locations in markets
throughout Ohio, Michigan and Florida also are available and have thriving
operations with strong customer-bases.

To fuel its growth, the company is looking for optometrists interested in
licensing opportunities. Ideal candidates for Pearle Vision ownership should
possess a desire to join a trusted industry-leading brand and work within a
proven system to provide exceptional eye care and superior patient service.
Pearle Vision licensees can expect their initial investment to build a new
center to cost approximately $200,000, in addition to a licensing fee of

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, Ga. 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 610 eye care centers located throughout
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.

Luxottica Group S.p.A.
Luxottica Group (NYSE: LUX) is a leader in premium, 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,
well-balanced brand portfolio. House brands include Ray-Ban, the world's most
famous sun eyewear brand, Oakley, Vogue Eyewear, Persol, Oliver Peoples, Alain
Mikli, Arnette and REVO, while licensed brands include Giorgio Armani,
Bulgari, Burberry, Chanel, Coach, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Polo Ralph
Lauren, Prada, Starck Eyes, Tiffany and Versace. In addition to a global
wholesale network involving 130 different countries, the Group manages leading
retail chains in major markets, including LensCrafters, Pearle Vision and
ILORI in North America, OPSM and Laubman & Pank in Asia-Pacific, LensCrafters
in China, GMO in Latin America and Sunglass Hut worldwide. The Group's
products are designed and manufactured at its six manufacturing plants in
Italy, two wholly owned plants in the People's Republic of China, one plant in
Brazil and one plant in the United States devoted to the production of sports
eyewear. In 2012, Luxottica Group posted net sales of more than €7.0 billion.
Additional information on the Group is available at www.luxottica.com.

Safe Harbor Statement
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statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995. Such statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that
could cause actual results to differ materially from those which are
anticipated. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the
ability to manage the effects of the current uncertain international economic
outlook, the ability to successfully acquire and integrate new businesses, the
ability to predict future economic conditions and changes to consumer
preferences, the ability to successfully introduce and market new products,
the ability to maintain an efficient distribution system, the ability to
achieve and manage growth, the ability to negotiate and maintain favorable
license agreements, the availability of correction alternatives to
prescription eyeglasses, fluctuations in exchange rates, changes in local
conditions, the ability to protect intellectual property, the ability to
maintain relations with those hosting our stores, computer system problems,
inventory-related risks, credit and insurance risks, changes to tax regimes as
well as other political, economic and technological factors and other risks
and uncertainties referred to in Luxottica Group's filings with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward looking statements are made
as of the date hereof and Luxottica Group does not assume any obligation to
update them.

Amanda DelPrete

Emily Ryan

SOURCE Pearle Vision

Website: http://www.PearleVision.com
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