July 12, 2023 (Chicago) – Vision Monday (www.visionmonday.com), the optical industry’s leading business news platform, part of the Jobson Optical Group, a division of WebMD, named BIG CITY OPTICAL a 2023 Vision Monday Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailer. The selection is based on revenue and number of stores operated by regional and national retail groups based on 2022 estimated sales and locations. Collectively, the list of Vision Monday estimated sales for the period came in at $18.7 billion, representing revenues which were 4% higher than last year’s report.
“We’re thrilled to join the ranks of the Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers,” BIG CITY OPTICAL co-founder and CEO, Mike Kogelis, said. “As a regional, locally-owned company, BIG CITY OPTICAL is particularly proud to be recognized on a national level.”
Established six years ago, the company has managed to soar past initial expectations and averages four new stores each year. Today, BIG CITY OPTICAL has 17 stores with their newest store opening last month and the company has plans to open more stores this year.
Early investment in digital exam technology that allowed for remote eye exams led to BIG CITY OPTICAL’s team being able to continue delivering eye exam services during the early months of the pandemic when other retailers decided to close.
“At BIG CITY OPTICAL we’ve always leveraged top-tier digital exam technologies, even prior to the pandemic,” BIG CITY OPTICAL co-founder and President Dr. Rasa Tamulavichus said. “During the pandemic we were really able to lean into our digital exam capabilities. This was an asset to accelerated growth at the time and beyond.”
With record revenue and growth, the company plans to continue to invest in such technology to meet client demand.
“BIG CITY OPTICAL was established with a growth mindset,” Dr. Tamulavichus said. “Now, as a Vision Monday Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailer, we’re more than excited to continue to grow!”
BIG CITY OPTICAL is a premium provider of digital comprehensive eye exams and offers a broad selection of designer eyewear brands and contact lenses. It operates 17 stores in Chicago and the city’s northern suburbs. BIG CITY OPTICAL accepts the nation’s largest vision plans. BIG CITY OPTICAL is a Premier VSP provider and Essilor Expert.
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