PALM SPRINGS, Fla.—My Eyelab
, a division of Vision Precision Holdings
, is boosting its presence in the Miami metro area via a franchising arrangement.
The company announced earlier this month the signing of a four-location, multi-unit franchise deal with entrepreneur Kristin Druey.
In its announcement, My Eyelab noted that Druey would be responsible for “closing out the Miami market” for the optical retailer. Druey joins the My Eyelab system with extensive knowledge in real estate development, marketing and financial competence, according to the announcement.
“As an entrepreneur, you're always looking to join the right team, with the same ambition and drive as you,” Druey said in the announcement. “The My Eyelab franchise support team has consistently proven themselves to be the right team. Working with Daniel (Stanton) and the entire My Eyelab team has been nothing short of fantastic.” (Stanton co-founded My Eyelab and is chief executive officer at Vision Precision Holdings.)
Druey's first of four locations is slated to open in April 2018 in Hollywood, Fla.
In June, My Eyelab said it was launching a “strategic franchise program,” with an emphasis on single- and multi-unit franchise opportunities,” as VMail reported
. The company announced this month that its priority markets are California, Florida, Texas and North Carolina.
Vision Precision Holdings, also the parent company of Stanton Optical, is the 18th largest optical retailer in the U.S. market, as ranked by the Vision Monday Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers 2017 report
The company has 83 corporate locations with four more expected to open by the end of 2017, according to its announcement this month. As of the end of 2016, Vision Precision Holdings reported that it had 55 stores under its corporate umbrella (44 Stanton Optical stores and 11 My Eyelab units).