Eyemart Express Continues Focus on Aggressive Growth, Job Creation
Optical retailer opens 25 locations nationwide, expands to 4 new states in 2019
DALLAS — While retail bankruptcies are on the rise since 2017, Dallas-based optical retailer Eyemart Express is thriving with accelerated growth. Eyemart Express currently owns and operates 206 stores in 38 states, ranking among the largest optical retailers in the country. The company plans to increase its footprint by opening 25 locations and completing expansion into four new states by the end of this year: Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Wyoming.
“The drive behind our aggressive growth strategy is to make prescription eyewear accessible and convenient for more communities,” said Michael Bender, Eyemart Express CEO. “Seeing clearly should not be a burden or an excessive expense for any family. We work hard to make all our locations an affordable one-stop shop for all eyewear needs.”
Eyemart Express carries more than 2,000 high-quality, fashionable, and low-cost frames for prescription glasses and sunglasses that support a variety of customer needs. Frames range from exclusive private label brands to well-known brands such as Converse, Longchamp, Calvin Klein, Ray-Ban, and Nike. Stores also feature onsite labs so 90 percent of glasses can be ordered and received on the same day — some in as little as 30 minutes.
“Eyemart Express’ growth helps entire communities as well. Job creation is an important factor in determining new store locations — we examine where Eyemart Express can make the biggest contribution to local economies with career opportunities,” said Mr. Bender. More than 300 jobs will be created for hourly wage earners as a result of the optical retailer’s expansion this year.
“Roles in our stores are more than jobs — they are career paths,” said Gianna Venturi, Eyemart Express chief people officer. “When local associates join our team, they are taught everything about prescription eyewear and are truly trained in a trade. They become opticians and have those skills for the rest of their lives.”
Eyemart Express takes pride in providing all employees with a competitive wage and benefits package. Find current employment openings nationwide and join the Eyemart Express family at https://www.eyemartexpress.com/about/careers.
About Eyemart Express
Eyemart Express (EyemartExpress.com), is a national optical retailer known for providing high-quality prescription eyewear in as little as 30 minutes. Eyemart Express ranks among the top 10 optical retailers in the country with its family of brands: Vision 4 Less, Visionmart Express, and Eyewear Express. The company is based in Farmers Branch, Texas, and has 232 stores in 42 states. Eyemart Express offers a robust frame selection for the whole family with more than 2,000 frames in every store from brands such as Ray-Ban, Coach, Nike, and Disney. On-site lens labs and skilled lab techs in stores can deliver high-quality glasses in as little as 30 minutes.