Vision Express, one of the UK's leading optical retailers, has appointed Jonathan Lawson as its new CEO, the new appointment will take effect from May.
Retinoblastoma Awareness Week runs from 8 to 14 May 2011. To help promote the week Vision Express is backing a campaign run by The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) to educate parents about the cancer and its symptoms.
A recent study by Which? has shown that Vision Express has fared well against other Opticians when it comes to optical care.
The study showed positive results for Vision Express with ‘good’ and ‘OK’ reviews, and no negative feedback. Despite the absence of negative scores, Vision Express is taking steps to improve its service.
Vision Express has released its trading results today for 2011 which show strong sales and profit growth.
The overall Vision Express companies trading performance delivered a £3.5 million increase in pre tax profit for 2011, this is a strong performance in challenging times for the UK and Irish retail sectors.
Ten colleagues from Vision Express head office in Nottingham are in-training for the Three Peaks Challenge next month, raising money for the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT).
The fundraising team of ten made up of finance, payroll staff as well as friends and family, will attempt the challenge of walking the highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales within 24 hours on 8/9th June to raise funds for Vision Express' nominated charity CHECT.
Vision Express have announced two new appointments intended to strengthen the role of professional services and their desire to be the best optical care provider in the UK and Ireland.
Dr Rob Hogan has been appointed Professional Services Consultant, supporting Vision Express in a consultancy capacity.In addition, Omar Hassan has been appointed Head of Professional Services.
Vision Express has confirmed the appointment of Simon Hope as Chief Financial Officer with effect from 9 July 2012.
Previously Finance Director of Claire’s in the UK and more recently a key member of Claire’s European management team, Simon was instrumental in the expansion of Claire’s European division which now comprises over 1,100 stores in 13 countries.
Vision Express is happy to announce an exciting new relationship with leading chef and iconic spectacle wearer Heston Blumenthal.
Heston has been described as an alchemist for his multisensory approach to the dining experience. His innovative approach to design and technology brings an exciting dimension to the customer offer development at Vision Express across our 326 UK and Irish optical stores.
As National Eye Health Week draws to a close, Vision Express is calling on young women to take better care of their eyes, in a bid to increase the early detection of sight-threatening conditions which specifically affect females.
The plea comes as a young customer in Exeter shared her story of emergency treatment to save her sight, following a routine eye check.
A new partnership forged between Vision Express and bespoke British designer Tom Davies will see the brand’s custom-made eyewear available in a major high street retail chain for the first time.
TD Tom Davies is the first eyewear brand to offer made-to-measure custom frames, revolutionising the industry. Renowned for its celebrity clientele, Tom Davies will form part of the luxury product offering at the Vision Express flagship - Oxford Street East, which opens on 12 October. A selection of 40 TD Tom Davies frames will be showcased.
Three weeks ago, ten month old Ayana Catanitoiv underwent an urgent operation to remove her cancerous eye. Last week she was back at The Royal London Hospital with the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust, the charity which has supported her parents during their recent traumatic weeks, to accept a donation from high street optician Vision Express.
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