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    Meijer Partners with U.S. Vision

    Midwestern superstore retailer selects exclusive partner for optical shops

    Meijer has selected U.S. Vision Inc. as its exclusive vision center in its stores moving forward in an effort to enhance its retail health care services across the Midwest.

    U.S. Vision, a separately owned and operated company based in Glendora, N.J., is currently a tenant in 50 Meijer stores in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Ohio, and has plans to open 19 more vision centers in Meijer stores this year. All of its vision centers will be renamed Meijer Optical by the end of the month.

    Boosting Customers' Health Options

    The effort enhances the retailer's leadership in providing healthy living solutions to its customers, Meijer Drug Store VP Nat Love said.

    "As a family-focused company, Meijer believes in providing our customers with opportunities to address their healthcare needs in one stop," Love said. "The Meijer Optical shops will round out the robust services our stores already offer, including full-service pharmacies, health clinics and our free medication program, that meet our customers' needs."

    U.S. Vision is a leading provider of vision care products and services in the United States and Canada, and represents the sixth largest retail optical chain in the nation. Meijer began working with U.S. Vision in December 2011.

    The Meijer Optical shops are full-service vision care centers, offering brand name frames, the latest in lens technology, contact lenses, sunglasses, ready-made readers and accessories. Optometrists will also be on hand to perform comprehensive eye exams. Most vision care plans are accepted.

    Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Meijer operates 204 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.

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