Visionworks was founded in 1984 in San Antonio, Texas. Originally called Eye Care Centers of America, the company offers designer, brand name frames for eyeglasses and sunglasses. Most locations offer eye exams on site or have a contract with a nearby ophthalmologist. Many locations have on site lens service with eyeglass service available in one hour in some cases.
Visionworks also provides contact lens exams and sells contact lenses both online and at most locations.
The company has 670 optical retail stores in 41 states as well as The District of Columbia and more than 5,500 employees. The company plans on opening an additional 95 stores in 2016, mostly in Michigan and New York.
In October 2019, Visionworks was acquired by VPS Global for an undisclosed amount.
Due to the coronavirus and subsequent quaratine, Visionworks was forced to close nearly 60% of its 700 locations and lay off approximately 4,000 employees in April 2020.
Visionworks maintains a corporate office in San Antonio, Texas.