National Vision, Inc. (NVI) is one of the largest optical retailers in the United States, operating over 900 retail locations in 44 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. We believe we are the fastest growing U.S. optical chain, having opened 475 stores in the past 10 years and having delivered 58 consecutive quarters of positive comparable store sales growth.
We employ over 9,000 employees and our retail divisions include America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses, Eyeglass World, Vision Centers brought to you by Walmart, Vista Optical inside Fred Meyer and Optical Centers on select military bases. Through our e-commerce division, AC Lens, we operate more than 18 websites selling contact lenses and eyeglasses online. National Vision has plans to open 75 new locations annually.
National Vision's lab network consists of three domestic locations - St. Cloud, Minnesota, Salt Lake City, Utah and Lawrenceville, Georgia - as well as two international locations in China and Mexico. Our lab network has been identified as one of the most efficient and effective in the industry. With over 600 lab employees, we focus on our goals of high efficiency, low cost, high quality and fast turnaround time. We have the capability to route our eyeglass jobs to the best labs both in the U.S. and internationally.