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 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

Summary Metrics

Founding Date

1998
VisionDirect is a subsidiary of Essilor

VisionDirect Revenue

VisionDirect's revenue was reported to be £50.9 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

C

76/100

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VisionDirect Online and Social Media Presence

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VisionDirect Blogs

3 Olympic-inspired sports for improving eye health

We don't know about you, but just watching the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo has got us all fired up about fitness. Hey, we might not be serious athletes, but we can easily up our A-game when it comes to exercise. And, as research has shown that 20-minutes of physical activity 4 times a …

Beach tips for contact lens wearers

The beach is calling and it's officially time to get sorted for a day of suntanning, swimming, and all the soft serves. If you're an occasional contact lens wearer, obviously leaving your specs at home is the best idea, but don't forget to bring along those eye care essentials. Unsure of…

How to pack the perfect picnic basket

Mastering the art of the ultimate picnic comes down to one major factor: planning. Yup, get out that pen and paper because it's time to put down some key picnic pointers. Most importantly you need to remember that as much as you want to maintain the Pinterest aesthetic, keeping things pr…

Where can I go on holiday without quarantine?

International travel is back on and, understandably, we're all eager to pack our bags and get on the next flight to a holiday destination. Given that the UK government recently released the latest green list countries as part of the traffic light system, summer getaways with no self-iso…

Eye care tips for skating

Many of us have emerged from lockdown with an assortment of new skills and hobbies. Perhaps you got into embroidery, sought out the perfect sourdough recipe - or like plenty of the UK population, took to the streets on roller skates or a skateboard? If skating of any kind has become you…

Do glasses make your eyes look smaller?

If you're wearing glasses, chances are you've heard that if you use them for years and years, your eyes become smaller, appear sunken and you get dark circles or eye bags. Now, we're not ones to fall for a popular myth, so we decided to do some digging to discover if there's any truth to…
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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 179 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 £284.4 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.