New York – August 18th, 2021. For the 4th year, Inc. Magazine has named LensDirect, one of the nation’s leading independent retailers of vision care to its annual Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America.

The list represents the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment – independent small businesses. Many well-known companies first gained national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000. Companies like Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, Yelp, Pandora, and many others.

“In a time of uncertainty, we put our best foot forward, and the results have been tremendous,” said Ryan Alovis, CEO of LensDirect. “The vast majority of this country have corrective vision needs, and LensDirect is well-positioned to support that audience.”

LensDirect has grown by nearly 300% from a revenue and labor perspective. Beyond overall significant growth, LensDirect has transitioned into a larger facility to manage the increased demand, doubled its in-house optical lab, and has launched new categories within the eyewear category to satisfy its fast-growing customer base. expects its numbers to continue to climb as it doubles down on a plethora of offerings, from enhanced technologies like virtual try-on, to beefing up its lens replacement service, to launching a mobile application. Those endeavors have been key factors in its extraordinary customer satisfaction rating of 97%, or its placement in Newsweek’s best customer service rating two-years in a row. The company is committed to being a leading single-source vision care company

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” says Inc. editor-in-chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”

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About LensDirect

Founded in 1992, is a New York-based online retailer of vision care products. Originally a contact lens mail order company, it has evolved into a leading provider of name-brand contact lenses, accessories, sunglasses, prescription eyewear and lens replacement (same frames, new lenses). With a customer first mentality, has consistently found its place as one of the highest-rated online retailers.

About Inc. 5000

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates the remarkable achievements of these companies. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

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