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.
Parent CompanyEssilor
HQAmsterdam, NL
Cybersecurity ratingCMore
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

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VisionDirect is a subsidiary of Essilor

VisionDirect Revenue

VisionDirect's revenue was reported to be £50.9 m in FY, 2018
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VisionDirect Cybersecurity Score

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VisionDirect Online and Social Media Presence

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VisionDirect Blogs

Top tips for vaccination day

With spring came a wave of optimism, as 32 million people in the UK have received at least one dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine since December. The successful vaccine rollout has brought a lot of hope that life will return to normal and we'll get to enjoy all the things we lov…

How do patio heaters affect your eyes?

Spring is here, lockdown is lifting and we can finally meet up with our friends and family - hooray! But given the unpredictability of the UK's climate, socialising outside during this time of year is, undoubtedly, going to be a little chilly. Luckily, this is where trusty patio heaters c…

5 ways to jazz up your daily routine

Everything you do from the moment you wake up to the moment you go to sleep can play an important role in your health. Creating a daily routine allows you to easily implement healthy lifestyle habits that have a positive long-term impact on your energy and stress levels. No more letting…

What to do when you run out of contact lens solution

Running out of solution is a snag most monthly wearers are likely to encounter at some point. Just picture this scene: you're all prepped for bed, teeth brushed, PJs on, and it's time to pop out your lenses. But, wait, your contact lens case is empty, and there's not a drop of solution …

5 back-to-school tips

After months of children interrupting work calls and parents pretending to understand trigonometry, schools are reopening for millions of pupils across the country. Suddenly, there's so much to get sorted: from gathering supplies and picking after-school activities, to arranging lift clu…

Are direct debits really good value?

Here's the thing - optician or online direct debit schemes are often marketed as a super-simple and cost-effective way of getting an automatic home delivery of contact lenses every month. Plus, additional services like discounts and yearly eye tests for a set fee. In theory, these packag…
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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 182 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 £279.7 k.

  • Who are VisionDirect competitors?

    Competitors of VisionDirect include 1-800 Contacts, Procurify and Reuter.

  • 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.