Pearle Vision Overview
57 years old, the Eyecare Company of America is best in the range of vision products that include eyewear, glasses, and sunglasses.
The company is headquartered in Savannah, Georgia, United States.
When was it started?
The company was started by an optometrist, Stanley Pearle in Savannah, Georgia in 1961.
He further expanded the business nationwide by joining hands with a 17-store optical chain in 1971 which was then owned by Robert Hillman and Larry Kohan.
In 1985, Grand Metropolitan undertook the company and expanded it to 1,000 locations but soon it was acquired by Cole National Corporation in 1996 which was also operating the other optical departmental stores in the country.
Now it is under the ownership of Luxottica as Cole National was purchased by them in 2004.
Now the brand is working on more than 1000 branches in 43 countries which include Germany, Austria, Estonia, Portugal, Finland, Italy, Poland, and the Netherlands.
What makes it popular?
The brand under Luxottica is one of the largest franchised optical retailers in North America.
They are well known for their quick service access as they are built-in across the neighborhood doctor to provide eye care to their patients with support and resources.
Even they offer eye exams by independent doctors of optometry at or next to Pearle Vision and have a 30-day satisfaction guarantee which does not cover the accidental damage, scratches, or breakage.
Coming upon their quality of glasses, they maintain high-quality standards and give you the assurance of their manufacturing techniques.
They also have benefits for insured customers and accept EyeMed vision and other most major vision insurance plans including Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, Anthem Vision, Health Net, Superior Vision, Uniview Vision, Coast and many more.
Do they have any protection plan?
Yes, they provide you with a Pearle Eyewear Protection Plan which can be purchased for $34.95 and covers 1 full year of protection for normal wear and tear, accidental damage from handling and protection from day one of purchase.
One can also go for small co-pay if they need to replace their eyewear.
The brand was ranked #1 as a health franchise in North America by Entrepreneur Magazine.
According to a report on 31st December 2017 the company is operating in 118 corporate stores with 417 franchises throughout North America.
The most recent news includes their Independent Optometrist Conversion Program: Pearle Vision Ignite in Mason on 7th June 2018.