LensCrafters was founded in 1983 by former Procter & Gamble manager E. Dean Butler. Butler sold the company to United States Shoe Corporation in 1985 but remained as president and CEO until 1987.
The company is an international retailer of prescription glasses, prescription sunglasses and contact lenses. LensCrafters originally had just a single store in 1983 but now has more than 850 stores throughout the U.S., Canada, Hong Kong, Puerto Rico, and more than 90 locations in California alone.
LensCrafters is a subsidiary of Luxottica, which is the largest eye wear company in the world and is based out of Italy. Luxottica saw increased revenue in 2014 of more than 18%, fueled by demand for Ray Ban brand sunglasses in particular.
In February 2020, LensCrafters opened their first store location in Delhi, India.
LensCrafters maintains a corporate office in Mason, Ohio.