Our Path Is Paved in Excellence

National Vision was founded in 1990 to operate a handful of locations under an existing retail brand. Fast forward 30 years, and we now stand at over 1,100 stores across four retail brands. And trust us, our future is even brighter.

About Our Brands

  1. Founding

    National Vision, Inc. is founded; first five Vision Centers for Walmart open

  2. Lease for 400 stores in Walmart signed

  3. National Vision Optical

    First Military store opens

  4. National Vision purchases Midwest Vision & St. Cloud lab

  5. National Vision purchases Frame-N-Lens & New West Eyeworks including: Vista Optical, Vista Optical In Selected FredMeyer Stores and Frame-n-Lens

  6. America’s Best Acquisition

    Berkshire Partners acquires and merges National Vision and America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses

  7. Eyeglass World Acquisition

    National Vision acquires Eyeglass World and turns it around with a new merchandising and marketing strategy

  8. New St. Cloud lab opens

  9. Frames for the World founded; new distribution center opens

  10. AC Lens Acquisition

    National Vision acquires long-time partner, AC Lens, bolstering its e-commerce platform

  11. Walmart extends lease

  12. Salt Lake City lab opens; AC Lens launches WalmartContacts.com and SamsClubContacts.com

  13. NVI Aquisition

    Affiliates of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. acquire National Vision, Inc.

  14. National Vision invests in Ditto.com and Smart Vision Labs

  15. Lawrenceville lab expands

  16. 20/20 Quest launched

  17. Publicly Traded

    National Vision becomes a public company traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “EYE.”

  18. 1,000th Store opens

  19. Plano, TX lab opens; “Made Locally, Given Globally” launches

  20. National Vision celebrates 30 years

  21. National Vision concludes partnership with Walmart, positioning for growth with its four remaining brands— including growth brands America’s Best and Eyeglass World

  22. Continued Growth

    Today, National Vision continues to expand, opening new stores annually