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    National Vision's Largest-Ever Continuing Education Symposium Celebrates Optometrist Milestones and Achievements

    Chicago, (July 16, 2018) – National Vision Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYE), one of the nation’s largest optical retailers providing quality, affordable eye care and eyewear, hosted nearly 900 optometrists from its affiliated practices during the company’s annual Continuing Education Symposium, June 2 – 5, and recognized many for their notable tenure and accomplishments.

    More than 100 optometrists at the symposium had spent at least five years practicing in the National Vision network, together amassing 900 years of dedication to their practices. Special honors were awarded to the following six doctors who have each dedicated a quarter-century to caring for patients in the network:

    • Brian Cohen, OD – Baltimore, Md.
    • Donald Schaag, OD – Kansas City, Mo.
    • John Bankowski, OD – Washington, D.C.
    • Jona Pradhan, OD – Glendale, Ariz.
    • Mark Schneider, OD – Colonie, N.Y.
    • Robert Elliott, OD – Seattle, Wash.

    Additionally, nine doctors were honored with the Optometrist of the Year Award for providing quality patient care and outstanding contributions to their practices. These included:

    • Carla Anderson, OD – Atlanta, Ga.
    • Christina Isaman, OD – Kent, Ohio
    • Diana Tran, OD – Hybla Valley, Va.
    • Lan Le, OD – Indianapolis, Ind.
    • Michele Roberts, OD – Morrow, Ga.
    • Natalie Nguyen, OD – Santa Ana, Calif.
    • Sandra Barthram, OD – Aurora, Colo.
    • Shane Tseng, OD – Houston, Texas
    • Sheldon Hallstrom, OD – Ithaca, N.Y.
    • Stacy Bragg, OD – Sacramento, Calif.

    “Talented optometrists are at the heart of our business, so it was both incredible and fitting to see our growth so evident by the sheer number of doctors in attendance,” said Reade Fahs, Chief Executive Officer of National Vision Holdings, Inc. “We were joined by recent grads, award-winners and veterans who have spent more than 25 years with us. Each one of them is helping us to carry out our mission of making quality eye care and eyewear more affordable and accessible.”

    About National Vision’s Annual Continuing Education (CE) Symposium

    National Vision’s Annual CE Symposium provides company-affiliated optometrists the opportunity to earn all required CE at once, while networking with peers and Company leadership, and reconnecting with friends and classmates. The Symposium includes 22 hours of C.O.P.E.-approved CE over a three-day period as well as business updates and presentations.

    About National Vision Holdings, Inc.

    National Vision Holdings, Inc. is one of the largest optical retail companies in the United States with more than 1,000 retail stores in 44 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. With a mission of helping people by making quality eye care and eyewear more affordable and accessible, the company operates five retail brands: America’s Best Contacts & EyeglassesEyeglass WorldVision Centers inside select Walmart stores, Vista Opticals inside Fred Meyer stores and on select military bases, and several e-commerce websites, offering a variety of products and services for customers’ eye care needs. For more information, please visit www.nationalvision.com.

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