Visionworks

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Visionworks
Private, subsidiary
Industryeyewear/optical retailing
Founded1988 (1988)
Headquarters175 E. Houston Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205
United States
Number of locations
approx. 699 (as of 2015),[1][2] operated under various trade names (not the ECCA name)
Area served
United States
Key people
(CEO) Peter Bridgeman
Number of employees
8,000[2]
ParentHighmark, Inc.
Website(visionworks.com)
A Visionworks location in a strip mall in Hillsboro, Oregon

Visionworks of America, Inc. is an American company which operates or manages 711 optical retail stores in 40 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.[1][2][3] The company was incorporated in 1988. It is based in Downtown San Antonio, Texas, and has about 8,000 employees.

Visionworks of America is a subsidiary of HVHC, a Highmark Inc. company.[4] Visionwork's former parent company, ECCA Holdings Corp., merged with Pittsburgh-based HVHC in 2006, resulting in Eye Care Centers of America Inc. becoming a wholly owned Highmark subsidiary. [5] ECCA had 385 stores, in 36 states, at that time.[5]

All stores sell frames, lenses, sunglasses and accessories. Comprehensive service offerings include contact lens dispensing, in-store labs, and doctors of optometry at or next to every store. Visionworks also sells contact lenses online.[3]

On June 27, 2019, VSP Global announced plans to acquire Visionworks.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Eye Care Centers of America hires new president, chief medical officer". San Antonio Business Journal. December 4, 2009. Retrieved July 4, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "Eye Care Centers of America, Inc". Bloomberg Businessweek. 2009. Retrieved July 4, 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Visionworks Teams Up with ABC's "The Chew" to Accessorize Carla Hall". BusinessWire. 11 March 2015. Retrieved 8 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Visionworks plans two store openings". Pittsburgh Business Times. September 23, 2010. Retrieved July 4, 2011.
  5. ^ a b "Highmark completes merger with Eye Care Centers of America". San Antonio Business Journal. August 6, 2006. Retrieved July 4, 2011.
  6. ^ Global, V. S. P. "VSP Global Enters Into Definitive Agreement To Acquire Visionworks". www.prnewswire.com.

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