In 1983 an optical revolution began. Although it seems commonplace today in 1983 there was no “one-stop shopping” for vision care and eyewear—until LensCrafters came on the scene. A concept that revolutionary and forward thinking quite naturally took off. Its success was such that it caught the attention of Italian eyewear giant Luxottica S.p.A which acquired LensCrafters in 1995. It was a perfect marriage. Luxottica maker of some of the world's most stylish frames now had a broad retail distribution network. And LensCrafters could offer a huge selection of beautiful Italian-designed eyewear. An indication of how well the union has worked was the creation in 2001 of Luxottica Retail a consortium consisting of LensCrafters Sunglass Hut Watch Station Watch World and Eyemed Vision Care. We recognized early on that eyeglasses as well as sunglasses and watches are not just necessities. They are fashion accessories that speak volumes about those who wear them. To enable our customers to change their statements of style more easily we offer the most desirable brands at over 850 locationsin the United States Canada and Puerto Rico.