American Eyecare has been recognized as one of America’s top optical retailers by INVISION, the magazine for American eyecare professionals. The Burlington-based company is featured in the May 2022 issue of INVISION, for excellence with its new clinic, located in Mount Pleasant.
Now in its eighth year, the annual competition highlights the best examples of independent eyewear retailers in the United States and Canada.
“Each year, we are honored to bring our readers the very best from the best independent optical retailers in our industry,” said Deirdre Carroll, Editor-in-Chief of INVISION. “But a store wouldn’t quite meet our ‘Finest’ criteria if it wasn’t an outstanding example of creative marketing, spectacular design and a unique story. Every year I am truly amazed by the caliber of applications we receive and this year was no exception! »
Stores are judged on exterior appearance, interior appearance/design, store biography, marketing, web presence and overall individuality.
“American Eyecare is thrilled with our selection as one of America’s Best Optical Retailers,” said Jamie Strong, Chief Operating Officer of American Eyecare. “The central purpose of our business is to care for people – our patients, our staff and our communities. American Eyecare actively supports multiple community initiatives and we truly love caring for children,” Strong added. A testament to this joy is evident in co-owners Dr. Tod Gerhardt and Dr. Matthew Ruhl’s generous donation of countless staff hours to provide vision screenings in nearly every elementary school in the communities served by the AEC. . According to Strong, more than 4,000 elementary students at 12 different schools participated in American Eyecare’s 2021-22 School Vision Screenings, which are done on-site at every elementary school.