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
HQNether Poppleton, GB
Founded1998
Websitevisiondirect.co.uk
VisionDirect was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Nether Poppleton, GB

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VisionDirect Office Locations

VisionDirect has offices in Nether Poppleton and Perpignan
Nether Poppleton, GB (HQ)
York Business Park, 2 Hudson Way
Perpignan, FR
840 Avenue de l'Industrie
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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

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

Gross profit

1.1m1.6m1.1m1.5m5.0m(384.0k)216.0k(167.0k)
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)
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VisionDirect Online and Social Media Presence

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VisionDirect Blogs

How to take care of your eyes in autumn

From your wardrobe and after-work plans, to your eyes and everything in between: a new season always requires a lot of adjusting. Going back to work, waving the summer goodbye and saying hello to itchy autumn eyes isn't easy. But fear not; our handy guide of tips on how to manage autumnal…

5 easy Halloween costumes with coloured contacts

The season for gruesome tales, ghoulish apparitions, cackling witches - and above all, pumpkin spice lattes - has officially begun. Whether you've had an invite to a Halloween party, or are planning on having a spooky Halloween movie night, one thing's for sure: you'll need to look the pa…

World Sight Day 2019: Vision First!

Can you read this blog without glasses? 5 billion people can't. Good vision plays a key role in the sustainable development of local communities and economies, opening countless doors in education, employment, travel and personal wellbeing, so it's to our collective benefit to keep it in …

Lets talk about specs (baby)

When you want things to get steamy, but not your glasses. Picture the scene, after all those damp squibs, you’ve finally had the Tinder date of your dreams. Naturally, you’re excited to head home, dim the lights and create some atmosphere. But sooner or later, your heart starts to beat …

6 reasons why you should choose contacts over glasses this summer

If you've seen our recent ads persuading you to go naked this summer, fear not. Our marketing department isn't a group of sleazy executives hoping someone will take it literally, it's just a reminder that summer is the ultimate time to strip off that clunky eyewear and opt for something …

Could your contact lenses feel more comfortable?

When you're still at the honeymoon stage of wearing contact lenses, you might think "that's it, I am settled for life". Life evolves, eyes changes and your eye care routine and lenses should adapt to fit your lifestyle. A comfortable contact lens should not be felt, and if it is, as…
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VisionDirect Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was VisionDirect founded?

    VisionDirect was founded in 1998.

  • What is VisionDirect revenue?

    Latest VisionDirect annual revenue is £50.9 m.

  • Who are VisionDirect competitors?

    Competitors of VisionDirect include Game Digital, Digital River and Flubit.

  • Where is VisionDirect headquarters?

    VisionDirect headquarters is located at York Business Park, 2 Hudson Way, Nether Poppleton.

  • Where are VisionDirect offices?

    VisionDirect has offices in Nether Poppleton and Perpignan.

  • How many offices does VisionDirect have?

    VisionDirect has 2 offices.