Vision Express opened their first store in 1988 situated within the Metro Centre in Gateshead. Since those early years Vision Express have built on an on-going success story, through a mixture of organic growth and acquisition, they now have over 360 stores across the UK, Jersey and the Republic of Ireland – making them a reputable name within the high-streets optical retail sector.

As such Vision Express is a stable business with a strong pedigree, along with huge support and on-going opportunities for future development and growth.

At Vision Express they have a real commitment to their staff, their customers and to its long-term future. The ambition of Vision Express is to be the best Optical retailer in the UK by providing an individual service to each and every one of their customers.

Vision Express the brand

Although Vision Express is a recognised brand in its own right, they’re also part of GrandVision B.V., which is a leading worldwide optical retail group. Other names within the group include the likes of Solaris, Apollo and Generale D’Optique.

Combined, the group has almost 20,000 optical employees and over 4,600 stores in 40 countries. Even better, GrandVision B.V. is owned by HAL Holdings whose vision is focused on building its portfolio of businesses, and is always thinking long-term further confirming their stability and on-going commitment to investment and growth.

This enables Vision Express to continue to grow and develop their own branded business with the full support of a successful and fast expanding group which offers long-term and international career prospects.