Jockeying For Position

By John Sailer
Monday, June 16, 2014 12:01 AM NEW YORK—The 50 largest eyewear/eyecare retailers and optometric practices in the U.S. surpassed $10 billion in combined optical sales in 2013, according to Vision Monday’s exclusive listing of the Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers, released today and available in the May 19 print edition.

Brick and Order

By John Sailer
Monday, May 20, 2013 12:00 AM

Cover Story: Top 50 Optical Retailers 2012

By John Sailer
Monday, July 30, 2012 12:03 AM

Cover Story: Top 50 Optical Retailers 2010

By Cathy Ciccolella
Monday, May 17, 2010 12:01 AM Although the U.S. economy continued to lag throughout 2009, the nation’s 50 largest eyewear/eyecare retailers managed to produce aggregate optical sales approaching a record $7.3 billion last year.

Mass Merchants, Clubs Show Gains Despite Economy

By CATHY CICCOLELLA: SENIOR EDITOR
Monday, May 18, 2009 1:40 AM NEW YORK—In spite of—or perhaps because of—the economic problems that hit the U.S. hard toward the end of last year, the mass merchandising chains and warehouse clubs with a presence in the eyewear/eyecare market increased their optical location counts and in many cases their optical sales during 2008.

Top 10 Snapshots

By CATHY CICCOLELLA: SENIOR EDITOR
Monday, May 18, 2009 1:30 AM Luxottica Group’s Luxottica Retail division, heading the VM Top 50 Optical Retailers list for the 10th consecutive year, may finish 2009 with a slightly lower store count than it had at the end of 2008

Top 50 Methodology

By Cathy Ciccolella, Senior Editor
Monday, May 18, 2009 12:27 AM The VM Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers report ranks the 50 leading companies in optical retailing, based on their revenues in calendar 2008.

Cover Story: Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers 2009

By Cathy Ciccolella: Senior Editor
Monday, May 18, 2009 12:15 AM VM’s exclusive look at how the largest optical chains did in a tough economy

Cover Story: VM's 50 Top U.S. Optical Retailers 2008

By Cathy Ciccolella
Monday, May 19, 2008 4:00 AM VM’s exclusive look at how the nation’s largest optical chains performed in 2007’s retail market.  

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Key Players Ranked By U.S. Sales in Calendar 2007

By Cathy Ciccolella
Monday, May 19, 2008 4:00 AM Key Players Ranked By U.S. Sales in Calendar 2007

Lagging Economy Gives Sales Boost To Mass Merchants, Warehouse Clubs

By Cathy Ciccolella
Monday, May 19, 2008 4:00 AM NEW YORK--With discretionary spending tight for many U.S. consumers during much of 2007, the nation’s lagging economy may have helped the seven largest U.S. mass merchants and warehouse clubs with in-store optical departments increase their eyewear/eyecare revenues again last year.

Leading Mass Merchants with Optical Departments

By Cathy Ciccolella
Monday, May 19, 2008 4:00 AM These everyday-low-price retail players may have been helped by economic pressures that are increasingly causing consumers to look for lower-cost alternatives for their discretionary purchases.
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