One of America's leading retail optical franchise companies, Emerging Vision, Inc. is a leader in delivering optical and vision correction products and services. Through the operation of nearly 175 franchised and company-owned retail locations under several brands, Emerging Vision, Inc. has repeatedly been named by Crain's Franchise Buyer and Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the top Franchise operators in the U.S. Emerging Vision is also a pioneer in the private labeling of optical products available to the consumer through its retail outlets.
Recent acquisitions have facilitated the rapid growth and expansion of Emerging Vision into the group purchasing business. Today, Emerging Vision operates Combine Optical, one of the leading optical purchasing groups in the United States, providing independent retailers with vendor discounts on optical products for resale as well as equipment and supplies. Combine also operates an internet-based purchasing website to allow current Combine members and potential new customers to purchase eye care products via the internet
Emerging’s Combine business segment is also in the developmental stages of a neutraceutical business that is focused on the development and distribution of nutritional supplements targeted to consumers with pre-dispositions to certain eye diseases and conditions.