Posted by Willy Franzen on October 27, 2011. Jobs updated daily.
Apparently wearing glasses is cool again, especially if they’re what used to be considered dorky. I don’t get it. I’m a contact lens kind of guy. I wear my glasses right after I wake up and before I go to bed, but other than that I relish in the fact that we’ve developed tiny pieces of plastic that can make us see perfectly. You’d think technological breakthroughs like contact lenses and Lasik would be bad news for a businesses that was founded in 1949 to distribute fashionable eyewear, but you’d be wrong. ClearVision Optical was started by a Navy veteran to “serve the independent optometrist community” in Long Island, and it has grown into a “global enterprise, serving optical professionals throughout the U.S. and in 40 countries around the globe.” The Hauppauge, New York based company has been able to grow like this because of its devotion to strong customer service that is centered around helping clients build stronger practices.
While ClearVision Optical mainly calls itself a distributor, they’re also in the business of designing and producing “premium eyewear and sunwear products.” One of ClearVision Optical’s main selling points is the brands they work with, which include BCBGMAXAZRIA, Izod, Cole Haan, Marc Ecko, Fisher-Price, and a bunch more. I’m not exactly sure what the relationships with these brands look like, but I do know that ClearVision Optical benefits significantly from being able to sell them all through a single rep. I found out about ClearVision Optical because one of their former interns and current employees e-mailed me to tell me how much she loved working for them (I will note that she now works in recruiting). After taking a look, I was really impressed with how the company has continued to balance growth with remaining family-run. It does look like a cool place to work, and it’s very clear that they put a lot of emphasis on developing talent. They are big on internships, and their Jobs page shows two positions that could be well suited to new grads: Customer Care Associate and Outside Sales Consultant – Designer Eyewear. Take a look, and see if ClearVision Optical might be just what you want to see.
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