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What’s new with SVS?
April 18, 2017
SVS Vision welcomes Dr. Catherine Radakovic, Doctor of Optometry, to Florissant location

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March 30, 2017
Ken Stann and Dr. Rob Farrell Celebrate 10 Years of SVS Vision Ownership

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June 23, 2016
SVS Vision grows into optical retail juggernaut

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Introducing EyeDef Lenses, Our Exclusive Signature Line

Only at SVS Vision, EyeDef Lenses offer a wide range of performance vision for everyone’s needs and lifestyle. Learn about our exclusive lenses to see which lens is right for you.

SunShield
Signature polarized lenses for maximum clarity and protection
If you need prescription glasses for your active outdoor lifestyle, EyeDef SunShield lenses are a must-have. Polarized lenses protect your eyes from the sun, eliminate glare, and improve sight quality. Once you try on a pair of SunShield prescription sunglasses, you’ll want to take them with you everywhere you go.

IntelliLens
Best-in-class customized progressive lenses
For those who wear progressive lenses, EyeDef IntelliLens offers the ultimate digitally-advanced technology. We create a completely customized lens specifically for your eye, giving you a level of clarity and precision above and beyond typical progressive lenses.

DigiSmart
Lenses designed with every screen in mind
If you spend a lot of your time using digital devices like mobile phones, tablets and computer screens, EyeDef DigiSmart lenses give you an enhanced viewing zone while reducing eye fatigue. Whether your screen time is related to business or pleasure, you’ll love the view through DigiSmart lenses.

ScreenPro
Lenses focused on keeping you focused
Say goodbye to eye strain. Designed specifically for the workplace, EyeDef ScreenPro lenses give you clear vision in near and intermediate ranges. You’ll enjoy clear and comfortable focus while reading and viewing your computer screen, as well as when meeting and working with your colleagues.

TruView
Lenses designed to refine
For those who don’t require progressive lenses, EyeDef TruView single vision lenses provide a wide field of vision. Digitally manufactured to offer superior performance, TruView lenses are personalized for all-day comfort and clear vision.

At SVS Vision, you can find the perfect lens for your needs and lifestyle, as well as a range of designer frames to fit your personal style. Ready to take your vision to the next level? Request an appointment today.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until July 31, enjoy free frames with purchase of prescription lenses. Our frame free-for-all event is for a limited time only.



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June is National Sunglasses Month
Sunglasses help you look great while you’re outdoors, and they also protect your eyes from dangerous UV rays. If you’ve ever been out on a sunny day without your sunglasses, you know that bright light can be bothersome and even painful. Did you know that UV light can cause physical eye damage and permanently hurt your vision? In fact, it only takes 15 minutes of exposure for UV light to potentially start damaging your eyes.

According to The Vision Council, children who spend a lot of time doing outdoor activities should wear sunglasses, otherwise they risk intense UV exposure which would hurt their developing eyes. For adults, a lifetime of UV exposure can cause fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, and accelerate eye aging diseases such as cataracts and macular degeneration. So no matter your age or lifestyle, you should always wear sunglasses in the sunlight.

Besides offering protection, sunglasses help you enjoy outdoor activities. A good pair of sunglasses enhances your vision while driving, playing outdoor sports, and enjoying casual time with your family and friends. Celebrate National Sunglasses Month with a brand new pair of sunglasses for the whole family.

If you wear prescription glasses, you can still enjoy clear vision while protecting your eyes from UV rays. Our exclusive EyeDef SunShield lenses offer UV protection in any weather. Featuring polarized lenses, EyeDef SunShield lenses eliminate glare and improve sight quality. They’re a must-have for anyone living an active lifestyle.

Whether you prefer classic style sunglasses, or bold modern designs, we have a range of designer sunglasses to fit your personal style. SVS Vision carries classic designs by Ray Ban, fashionable styles by Gucci, and performance models by Oakley; these are just a few of the designers we carry. You can browse to find a pair in your perfect size, shape, and color; you can even “try on” a pair by uploading your image in our Virtual Mirror feature. Request an appointment online today at SVS Vision.com


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May 10, 2016
SVS Vision to be honored by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office

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Plymouth, MI June 2, 2015
SVS Vision is pleased to announce the opening of their newest optical center in Plymouth,
located at 41472 E. Ann Arbor Rd.

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Mt. Clemens, MI December 20, 2013
SVS Vision opens new optical center in Detroit’s Gateway Marketplace.

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Mt. Clemens, MI November 13, 2013

Relocated SVS Vision Office in Liberty, MO is Now Open
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Mt. Clemens, MI November 12, 2013

Press Release Eastpointe Grand Opening
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Mt. Clemens, MI September 12, 2013

SVS
Vision is the winner of Vision Monday’s The Resistance Is Futile Award for the
most daring advertising campaign
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Mt. Clemens, MI August 28, 2013

Okemos Grand Opening
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Mt. Clemens, MI July 30, 2013

Lake Orion Grand Opening with Jay Towers
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Mt. Clemens, MI July 24, 2013

Allen Park Grand Opening with Stacey DuFord

Mt. Clemens MI, June 6, 2013
SVS Vision today announced that Dr. Robert Farrell, Jr., CEO and Kenneth Stann,
President and CFO are finalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The
Year® 2013 Award in Michigan & Northwest Ohio. The award recognizes
outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success
in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to
their businesses and communities. Award Recipients will be named at a black-tie
gala on June 20, 2013 at the MGM Grand,
Detroit.

 

Dr. Robert Farrell, Jr. and Kenneth Stann, two life-long
Michigan natives, purchased SVS Vision in 2007. Dr. Farrell is a doctor of
optometry and attended both the University of Michigan and Michigan College of
Optometry.  Ken Stann is originally from
Madison Heights and earned a Bachelor in Business Administration from Wayne
State University.  Mr. Stann became a CPA
while practicing at Plante & Moran and later Ernst & Young.  Both Farrell and Stann have optical
backgrounds that preceded SVS Vision including experiences with NuVision and
Cole Vision.

 

Both
have invested millions of dollars modernizing their retail locations and the manufacturing
laboratory in downtown Mt. Clemens.  They
have opened 7 new locations in Michigan in the past 2 years, and
relocated/remodeled 10 locations.  The recently
upgraded laboratory manufactures eyeglasses for all of their 60 retail
operations as well as safety eyewear for hundreds of companies around the
nation. Over 200,000 eyeglasses are manufactured at the Mt. Clemens facility
each year.  The growth in both the retail
and manufacturing areas has resulted in adding over 100 new jobs in Michigan.

 

Now in its 27th year, the Ernst
& Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has honored the inspirational
leadership of such entrepreneurs as Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com, Michael Dell of
Dell Inc., Herb Kelleher of Southwest Airlines, Fred Smith of FedEx, Larry Page
and Sergey Brin of Google, Richard Schulze of Best Buy, Andrew Mason of
Groupon, Mindy Grossman of HSN, Inc., and Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of
LinkedIn.  Local award recipients include
Florine Mark of the WW Group, Dan Gilbert of Quicken Loans and Art Van
Elslander of Art Van Furniture.


Sponsors
Founded and produced by Ernst &
Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the
United States by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

In
Michigan and Northwest Ohio local sponsors include: RBS Citizens/Charter One
Bank, Foley & Lardner, Steelcase/Turnstone, the Michigan Economic
Development Corporation, Tanner Friedman, Grand Valley State University Seidman
College of Business, New Paradigm Promotional Marketing, Crain’s Detroit
Business and WJR News/Talk 760.

About SVS Vision
SVS Vision, headquartered in Mt.
Clemens, MI, is the largest retail optical chain based in Michigan.  Founded in 1974, SVS has locations in eight
states and has one of the largest eyeglass manufacturing laboratories in the
region.  For more information visit
www.svsvision.com or call 800-SVS-4600.

 

About Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious
business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through
the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential, and
recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision,
leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its
kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading
successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional,
national and global awards programs in more than 140 cities in more than 50
countries.

About Ernst & Young
Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and
advisory services. Worldwide, our 152,000 people are united by our shared
values and an unwavering commitment to quality. We make a difference by helping
our people, our clients and our wider communities achieve their potential. 


Ernst & Young refers to the global organization of member firms of
Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity.
Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not
provide services to clients. For more information about our organization,
please visit www.ey.com.

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Mt. Clemens, MI, May 23, 2013

Detroit
based SVS Vision is partnering with VSP®
Vision Care and Transitions Optical to bring a full stocked
40-foot, state of the art mobile eye exam clinic to Carver Elementary on May 29
and Noble Elementary on May 30, providing free, comprehensive eye exams and
eyewear to many students in need.

 

While onboard the mobile clinic, pre-qualified students
requiring prescription glasses will have the opportunity to select from frames
of their choice fitted with customized Transitions® adaptive lenses™
to help enhance their vision by reducing glare and blocking 100 percent of
harmful UV radiation. Mobile literacy outreach program, Bess the Book Bus, will
donate books to children at both schools and Radio Disney will be there to perform
and entertain the children. “It was an easy decision to partner for the fourth year in a
row with VSP, Transitions Optical and Bess the Book Bus,” said Cathy Walker,
vice president of marketing and advertising, SVS Vision.  “Because of our SVS Vision mobile eye exam
program, we recognize just how great the need for this kind of service is in
Detroit.  The commitment of these
partnering organizations is outstanding and we’re excited to provide support
through SVS Vision doctors, staff and our management team.”

 

Many parents rely on vision screening in school to check tor
children’s vision problems; however, screenings are not enough. Common vision
problems like poor eye coordination, lazy eye and farsightedness are often
missed during a screening. A comprehensive eye exam not only checks for these
vision problems, but also for signs of chronic health conditions like diabetes,
which is a growing problem among children.

 

Day one of the two-day community outreach program is
scheduled for Wednesday, May 29 at Carver Elementary located at 18701 Paul
Street in Detroit. Day two of the event will take place on Thursday, May 30 at
Noble Elementary located at 8646 Fullerton Street in Detroit.

 

 

                                                             

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About SVS Vision
SVS Vision, headquartered in Mt. Clemens, MI, is the largest
retail optical chain based in Michigan. 
Founded in 1974, SVS has over 55 locations in eight states and has one
of the largest eyeglass manufacturing laboratories in the region.  The SVS Vision Mobile Eye Exam program brings
eye care and eyewear to underserved children in the Detroit area.  Since 2010, the SVS Vision Mobile Eye Exam
program has provided eye exams and eyewear to children in need in many
underserved areas in Michigan.  For more
information visit www.svsvision.com or call 800-SVS-4600.

About the Transitions/VSP
Mobile Eyes Clinic


Since
inception, the VSP Mobile Eyes® program has had over 1,000 VSP doctors
volunteer their time participating in 451 events and helping more than 133,000
people see more clearly.  What started as
an extension of relief efforts following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005,
the program features three mobile eyecare clinics, each with comprehensive exam
rooms and full eyeglass dispensaries, which respond to disasters and assist
people in need in communities throughout the U.S. In March 2010, Transitions
Optical partnered with VSP Vision Care to introduce the third clinic in the
Mobile Eyes fleet, Eyenstein, which has the unique feature of a finishing lab,
featuring full-service lens finishing equipment, providing patients with
eyeglasses on site.


About Bess the Book Bus


Founded
solely by Jennifer Frances in 2002, Bess the Book Bus began visiting schools,
shelters and after-school programs in the Tampa area to distribute children’s
books and host readings for underprivileged children.  Since then, Frances’s efforts have expanded,
servicing more than 25,000 kids and families this year and about 20,000 a year
since 2009 all in helping to promote literacy. 
Frances gives almost 75,000 new books each year to schools, community
centers and shelters, and her program continues to grow.  In 2012 Frances distributed over 86,000 new
books and her program continues to grow as she prepares for another multi-city
tour in 2013. Since partnering with Transitions® Optical and VSP®,
Frances has distributed over 300,000 new books. For more information about the
program, visit bessthebookbus.org.

 
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Mount Clemens, MI, March 4, 2013

SVS Vision announces the grand opening of their newest store in Traverse City located at 1545 S. Division St. The phone number is (231) 408-3200.

This is the first SVS Vision optical center in Traverse City and the first location in the northwest portion of the state. Featuring an extensive selection of designer frames for the entire family, this new store is the 58th SVS Vision location in the country and the 37th in Michigan.

“We are thrilled about becoming part of the northern Michigan community,” said Cathy Walker, VP of sales and marketing at SVS Vision. “We’re proud of our Michigan roots and the fact that we’ve been based here in Michigan for nearly 40 years. We look forward to servicing the people living in the Traverse City area”.

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Mt. Clemens, MI January 31, 2013

Transitions Optical, Inc. has named SVS Vision the 2012 Regional Retailer of the Year. This is the second time SVS Vision has won this prestigious award.

SVS Vision was honored for their year-long efforts and achievements in promoting healthy sight, as well as their commitment and contribution to their community. SVS, along with other honorees, was recognized at a gala event attended by an international audience of more than 1,100 optical industry professionals and 140 managed vision care industry professionals at the 17th annual Transitions Academy at the Rosen Shingle Creek resort in Orlando, FL.

“I am so very proud of our team. From our doctors, managers, opticians, lab opticians, administrative and executive teams, SVS Vision stands committed to our belief in healthy sight and the value Transitions® lenses delivers to our patients,” said Ken Stann, President SVS Vision.

SVS Vision Optical Centers provide complete family eye care, offering eye exams by doctors of optometry, a large selection of the most popular designer frames, Transitions® lenses, thin and light lens designs, and contact lenses.

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Mount Clemens, MI, January 2, 2013

SVS Vision announces the Grand Opening of their newest store in Ann
Arbor located in the Westgate Shopping Center at 2555 Jackson Avenue.
The phone number is (734) 239-8900

This is the first SVS Vision optical center in Ann Arbor. Featuring
an extensive selection of designer frames for the entire family, this
new store makes the 57th SVS Vision location in the country and the 36th
in Michigan.

“We are thrilled about becoming part of the Ann Arbor community,”
said Cathy Walker, VP of sales and marketing at SVS Vision. “We’re proud
of our Michigan roots and the fact that we’ve been based here in
Michigan for nearly 40 years. We’ve had an office in Ypsilanti for many
years, so expanding in Washtenaw County makes sense to us and we look
forward to servicing the people living in Ann Arbor.”

SVS Vision Optical Centers provide complete family eye care. They
offer eye exams by doctors of optometry, a large selection of current
designer frames and contact lenses all at great prices. They also accept
vision insurance plans.

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Mt. Clemens, MI, December 11, 2012

SVS Vision for the third consecutive year has been nominated by
Transitions Optical, Inc., as one of three finalists for their coveted
Regional Retailer of the Year. SVS Vision was the winner of the award in
2010.

The selection of the Transitions Retailer of the Year is based on
several factors including; supporting the Transitions brand through
marketing communications and promotions, quality of education to their
optical employees, efforts in the community to promote healthy vision
and support public service programs, and a commitment to educate their
patients on the importance of healthy vision and the benefits of
Transitions® lenses.

 “From our executive team, to our doctors to our front-line office
staff and sales teams, we are excited to once again be a finalist for
the Transitions Regional Retailer of the Year,” said Cathy Walker, Vice
President of Advertising and Marketing.

The award will be given out at the annual Transitions Optical conference in Orlando, FL on January 29, 2013.

SVS Vision Optical Centers provide complete family eye care. They
offer eye exams by doctors of optometry, a large selection of current designer frames and contact lenses-all at great prices. They also accept vision insurance plans.

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