Pearle Vision

Initial Investment

LOW: $410,199
HIGH: $622,400

Change in Units

-5.3% -29 UNITS (1 Year)
-9.4% -52 UNITS (3 Years)

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Company Profile



Franchising Since

1980 (36 Years)

Corporate Address

4000 Luxottica Pl. Mason, OH 45040


Alex Wilkes

Parent Company


Ticker Symbol

About Pearle Vision

In 1961, Dr. Stanley Pearle began the concept of one-stop, total eye care with the opening of the Pearle Vision Center in Savannah, Georgia. There he combined complete eye exams with an extensive selection of eyewear. Then, in 1981, Pearle Vision began offering franchises to select doctors and opticians. Today, Pearle Vision is owned by Luxottica.


Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$410,199 - $622,400

Net-worth Requirement


Liquid Cash Requirement


Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee


Ongoing Royalty Fee


Ad Royalty Fee


Financing Options

Pearle Vision has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Franchise 500® Rank History

Highest Rank: 94

Lowest Rank: 160

  • 2006 - 139
  • 2007 - 94
  • 2008 - 104
* Not all years were ranked

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: 12 days

Training at headquarters: 5 days

Additional Training: Webinars

Ongoing Support
Grand Opening
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
Regional Media
National Media

Number of employees required to run: 4

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Updated: August 18th, 2016

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