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America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses

Industry: Distribution/Discount Optics
Investment Date: Jul-94
Company Location:
Fund: Pacific Life Portfolio

America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses, headquartered in Pennsauken, NJ, was a discount retailer of contact lenses, eyeglasses and related supplies with more than 80 stores in 17 states. The company also owned and operated its own optical laboratory, which performed eyeglass lens finishing work. The company concentrated on price sensitive customers by advertising low prices and differentiated itself by selling a 5-year eye care packaging that included eyeglasses & contacts and eye exams.

"Windjammer has provided strategic direction and resources to assist our management team in the achievement of the company’s growth objectives. With the speed at which business moves today, you need a seasoned partner and adviser at your side – one who knows your industry, is readily accessible and capable of giving straightforward and independent support and advice."

Greg Tucholski, CEO
Protective Industries