VisionDirect

Vision Direct is Europe’s leading supplier of contact lenses online. Since being founded by opticians in 1998, it has focused on providing affordable prices on high quality lenses from the world’s leading brands. Today the company saves its customers up to 45% when compared to high street stores, and still manages to provide a high end service with superfast next day delivery to the UK. We’re proud to have helped more than 700,000 people get the contact lenses they need at an affordable price, by buying directly from authorised suppliers and passing the savings on to you.
TypeSubsidiary
Parent CompanyEssilor
HQAmsterdam, NL
Founded1998
Websitevisiondirect.co.uk
Cybersecurity ratingBMore
VisionDirect was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Amsterdam, NL

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VisionDirect Office Locations

VisionDirect has offices in Amsterdam, Brussel, Perpignan, Bristol and in 1 other location
Amsterdam, NL (HQ)
Distelweg 80G
Brussel, BE
Étages 20 et 21 Bastion Tower 5, Marsveldplein
Perpignan, FR
840 Avenue de l'Industrie
Bristol, GB
Narrow Quay
Nether Poppleton, GB
York Business Park, 2 Hudson Way
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VisionDirect Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date

1998
VisionDirect is a subsidiary of Essilor

VisionDirect Revenue

VisionDirect's revenue was reported to be £50.90 m in FY, 2018
GBPFY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Revenue

5.5m6.1m8.2m10.4m21.5m1.3m39.4m39.5m50.9m

Revenue growth, %

108%56%

Cost of goods sold

4.4m4.4m7.1m8.8m16.5m1.7m39.2m39.7m51.2m

Gross profit

1.1m1.6m1.1m1.5m5.0m(384.0k)216.0k(167.0k)(300.0k)
GBPFY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Cash

1.1k287.0k104.1k315.6k303.0k1.1m349.0k636.0k278.0k361.0k

Accounts Receivable

167.4k127.3k167.6k11.0k76.0k84.0k

Inventories

163.3k137.2k149.4k833.0k2.6m2.6m3.4m8.1m6.5m

Current Assets

1.1m2.8m625.4k864.5k1.3m3.9m12.1m4.3m8.8m148.4m
GBPFY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

(22.6k)(800.0k)(133.0k)(94.3k)(392.0k)(454.0k)(2.1m)(7.4m)(3.6m)

Income Taxes Paid

(27.0k)(217.0k)
GBPFY, 2009

Financial Leverage

-128 x
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VisionDirect Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

83/100

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VisionDirect Online and Social Media Presence

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VisionDirect Blogs

5 tips for cycling with contact lenses

Hand sanitiser, toilet roll, flour - these lockdown-induced shortages have passed, to make room for a new one: bicycles. Whether you’re avoiding public transport to minimise the risk of catching COVID-19 or looking to venture further afield for exercise, bikes are at a premium at the mom…

How much time do we spend looking at screens?

Whether you're swiping, clicking, watching or typing: we are spending most of our waking hours looking at screens. If there ever was any doubt about it, life during lockdown has made it crystal clear (you don't even need your contact lenses to see it). Vision Direct recently commissi…

5 things you need to know about hay fever

The country is beginning to open back up, and we can soon trade in our days at home for strolls down the high street and day trips to our favourite parks. But with these new freedoms, it can be easy to forget that more time outside means that your symptoms of hay fever may be worse. June…

How to look after your garden

Summer is here, the sun is shining and we finally have time to take better care of our plants. From big gardens to small herb patches: gardening can work wonders on your wellbeing, especially during these uncertain times. It’s not just that being around nature is relaxing: gardens can b…

How to sleep better: 9 tips

Like it or not, we spend a third of our life sleeping. It helps rejuvenate our bodies and minds, and has a big impact on the other two thirds of our lives that we spend awake. So, why do we often forget the importance of a good night’s sleep? In today’s fast-moving world, people tend…

3 easy, flour-free bakes for a yummy summer

As the new normal has given us a lot of time on our hands, most of us have been spending it baking. Whether it's been with kids or just as a pick-me-up for ourselves, isolation is indeed a little bit easier to cope with when there's chocolate involved. With a surge in new bakers and brea…
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VisionDirect Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was VisionDirect founded?

    VisionDirect was founded in 1998.

  • How many employees does VisionDirect have?

    VisionDirect has 161 employees.

  • What is VisionDirect revenue?

    Latest VisionDirect annual revenue is £50.9 m.

  • What is VisionDirect revenue per employee?

    Latest VisionDirect revenue per employee is £316.2 k.

  • Who are VisionDirect competitors?

    Competitors of VisionDirect include 1-800 Contacts, Game Digital and Digital River.

  • Where is VisionDirect headquarters?

    VisionDirect headquarters is located at Distelweg 80G, Amsterdam.

  • Where are VisionDirect offices?

    VisionDirect has offices in Amsterdam, Brussel, Perpignan, Bristol and in 1 other location.

  • How many offices does VisionDirect have?

    VisionDirect has 5 offices.