National Vision

Founded in 1990 14000 employees

Our Story

National Vision is one of the largest optical retailers in the United States. With every new team member and every new store opening, our Doctor of Optometry network – 2,200+ ODs strong – helps make quality eye care and eyewear more affordable and accessible. National Vision was originally founded in 1990 to operate a handful of Vision Centers for Walmart. Fast forward 30 years, and we now stand at over 1,200 stores across five retail brands, with a Doctor network comprised of 30+ independent practices. Our retail brands include America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses, Eyeglass World, Vision Centers inside select Walmart stores, and Vista Opticals inside Fred Meyer stores and on select military bases.

We believe the Optometrist is the hero of primary eye care, safeguarding their patient’s ability to experience his or her best vision. For many of our patients, an Optometrist is the first point of contact into the healthcare system. The eyes offer a window into overall health, and thus this first touch point can be critical for patients getting the care they need for serious conditions.

Optometrists practicing in offices inside our locations are comprehensive primary eye care specialists. They often catch systemic issues, in addition to providing prescriptions for clearer vision. While contacts and eyeglasses prescriptions are extremely important, primary care is so much more. Our network of ODs report seeing a high amount of anterior and posterior segment pathology in their practices, and they manage ocular disease to their comfort level.

National Vision also invests in technology, and our network has access to high-quality equipment, including auto-phoropters, digital acuity charts, visual field screenings, auto-refractors and retinal cameras.

Meet the Leadership at National Vision

The Winners of the 2021-2022 National Vision Scholarship Program

Juan Giraldo
University of Waterloo, The School of Optometry and Vision Science
Class of 2022

Aliya Shafi
University of Waterloo, The School of Optometry and Vision Science
Class of 2022

Alicja Biniek
Illinois College of Optometry
Class of 2022

Resources from National Vision

Free eBook: The Guide to Understanding National Vision Career Options!

In this beautifully illustrated eBook, you'll find commentary and resources that will help you understand the career options, growth opportunities, and a typical workday for ODs practicing within the National Vision Doctor of Optometry network.

You'll receive an email with an ePub version and a PDF version for download.

Enjoy the ebook!

Our People Are...
Empowered To Do What's Right
Committed to Creating Happiness Every Day
Energized to Serve
“National Vision allows me to do what I do best, provide stellar patient care with state of the art equipment in a full scope primary care setting. Being part of the growth of a company that is highly dedicated to their Doctor network and the care that we provide for our patients has been such a rewarding experience for me. With the support of our Area Doctor network and corporate management team, we are able to provide our patients with the care they deserve at a very affordable price, making eye care accessible to those who might not receive it otherwise. I look at it not just as a job, but a career I thoroughly enjoy.” John Bankowski, OD (Clinical Director)
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Enjoy Top-Tier Benefits
  • Base salary
  • Monthly bonus
  • Paid vacation
  • Personal time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Medical, Dental, Short-term & Long-term Disability
  • 401(K) program/Simple IRA
  • Annual all expenses paid continuing education meeting
  • Associate eyewear gift & coupons for family and friends
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