Vision Express is one of the three major operators which dominate 60% of the British retail market for spectacles and contact lenses. The brand opened its first store in 1988 in Newcastle. Part of Europe’s largest optical retail group ‘GrandVision’, it continued to grow in the UK and Ireland and have over 325 stores delivering the best in individual optical care at fair prices. The French parent company Grand Vision has stores under various brands across Europe, and the rest of the world. Vision Express today is Europe’s largest optical chain with over 4000 stores in 40 countries. The brand delivers unparalleled levels of professional and complete eye care service, eye health advice, and after-care consultation to every customer and a detailed and professional eye examination with expert recommendations for customers’ optical needs with a wide variety of eyewear, ranging from designer sunglasses and optical frames to contact lenses. All at affordable prices. Certified Contact Lens Specialists are located in every store offering expert advice to new and existing contact lens wearers.