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Vision Source Lands #2 Industry Ranking on Prestigious Jobson Top 50 List

North America’s Largest Network of Optometrists Is #2 U.S. Optical Retailer

KINGWOOD, Texas (May 18, 2016) – Vision Source, North America’s largest network of independent optometrists, continues to demonstrate leadership by ranking number two in Jobson’s exclusive listing of the Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers. The annual report compiles statistics relating to total revenue and locations from the previous fiscal year to showcase the industry’s leading organizations. With growth of 13.5%, Vision Source enjoyed the highest rate amongst the top three organizations on the list. Luxottica Retail placed number one at $2.53 billion and Wal-Mart Stores placed third on the list. 

In 2013 and 2014 Vision Source claimed the number two position on the list. A record breaking growth year in 2015 that is carrying into 2016, has enabled Vision Source to claim the second highest ranking on this prestigious list for the third straight year. Boasting 3,262 locations and a collective $2.51 billion in revenue for the year ending December 31, 2015, Vision Source experienced strong organic and external growth and continues to build a robust pipeline of relationships with leading medical groups, integrated health systems, health plans, and ACOs. 

"We are thrilled to receive Jobson’s second highest ranking in their 2016 list of the Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers," stated Jim Greenwood, Vision Source President and CEO. “As we celebrate our 25th anniversary, the number two ranking accentuates Vision Source’s dedication to provide independent optometrists with the tools to thrive in today’s market place. We are proud to accept this honor on behalf of the over 4,000 doctors who make Vision Source successful, while continuing to provide innovative supply chain, practice management, geospatial market analysis, continuing education, buying power, and exclusive marketing services and solutions.” 

Vision Source has gained momentum by offering industry leading resources to a network of over 4,000 optometrists. The Optical Dream program was launched in 2015 and has taught proven techniques to significantly increase patient satisfaction and optical revenue. In alignment with industry trends, the Vision Source Social Media Team was added to provide free digital practice reputation reports, one-on-one consultations, training webinars, focusing on best practices, patient retention, and how to gain new patients via social media. “We are proud to offer an extensive set of innovative marketing solutions and proven tools to our doctors nationwide. From social media consultations to helping our doctors to know where to focus their marketing efforts. We provide the tools and strategies to use, all through assets that we have already vetted for Vision Source doctors. We are committed to continually bolstering the growth of their practices and adding new patients,” said Bryan D. Pinciaro, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Vision Source. 

“Every year I stand in awe of Vision Source doctors and our impact on independent optometry. As we continue to break records and deliver industry leading resources, Vision Source will remain committed to providing members with a solutions-based, doctor friendly infrastructure,” commented Dr. Glenn Ellisor, OD, and Founder of Vision Source. “With each new member welcomed into our network, we further our efforts to prepare independent optometrists for the rapidly evolving healthcare landscape. Vision Source being ranked number two in Jobson’s 2016 Top 50 U.S. Optical list is proof that for 25 years, we have provided quality member resources while personalizing the patient experience.”

About Vision Source

Founded in 1991, Vision Source is North America’s largest network of independent optometrists consisting of over 4,000 members. The clinicians in the Vision Source network enjoy access to newly evolving patient channels, including an expanding list of leading medical groups and integrated health systems with whom Vision Source optometrists collaborate. Additionally, members benefit from a wide range of innovative technologies, practice management tools, strategic marketing, and unsurpassed purchasing power. Leveraging these tools, the clinicians offer comprehensive eye care to their patients delivering an industry leading patient experience. For more information, call 888-558-2020 or visit www.visionsource.com.

Posted On May 18, 2016