National Vision leadership celebrates the opening of the 1,000th America's Best store, located in Philadelphia.

PHILADELPHIA—National Vision, Inc., one of the nation’s largest optical retailers, has announced the opening of its 1,000th America’s Best store, located in South Philadelphia. The new store, located at 2230 West Oregon Avenue, opened its doors on May 31, 2024, and marks the 34th America’s Best location in the greater Philadelphia area, according to the announcement. Since 2003, in the Philadelphia designated market area alone, America’s Best has served 1.9 million customers, conducted 2.8 million eye exams, provided 4.1 million pairs of eyeglasses, and created thousands of jobs for community members, according to the company.

As reported in VMAIL, National Vision opened 17 new stores last year in the fourth quarter (16 America’s Best stores and one Eyeglass World store). During the first quarter of this year, the company opened 14 new stores, converted 20 Eyeglass World stores to America's Best stores, and ended the period with 1,201 stores, as reported in VMAIL.

“Philadelphia was one of the first markets for America’s Best over 40 years ago, so it is incredibly special to be celebrating this milestone in a city that has played such a vital role in our success and our history,” said Reade Fahs, chief executive officer of National Vision. “It has been incredible to see the impact America’s Best has made in the world of eyecare since day one, and to be back in the same city all these years later as we open our 1,000th store is truly a full-circle moment.”

The company also said that it is furthering its brand-wide roll out of electronic health records (EHRs) with this store’s opening. Simultaneously, National Vision is continuing to invest in remote technology, also available at this location, to make it easier for Americans to get access to the eyecare they need, anticipating having approximately 700 remote-enabled stores by the end of 2024.

“We take great pride in acknowledging the milestones our dedicated team makes possible,” Fahs said. “Today’s milestone is a true reflection of National Vision’s long-term commitment to advancing vision care, and delivering on commitment requires a relentless pursuit of growth and innovation.”

The company also announced that a customer sweepstakes will run until June 8, 2024. Customers are encouraged to share a selfie wearing their favorite pair of America’s Best glasses for a chance to win a voucher up to $1,000 to be used on a shopping spree at the America’s Best store location of their choice. For more information on how to enter, click here.

National Vision Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYE) is one of the largest optical retail companies in the United States with more than 1,200 stores in 38 states and Puerto Rico. The company operates four retail brands: America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses, Eyeglass World, and Vista Opticals inside select Fred Meyer stores and on select military bases, and e-commerce websites, offering a variety of products and services.