LensCrafters, Visionworks and Eyemart Express offer one-hour service for basic prescription eyeglasses. All three companies have store locations across the United States for customer convenience.
LensCrafters first developed in-store prescription eyeglasses laboratories in 1983. Certified technicians use AccuFit measurements that consider face shape, prescription and type of lens to create personalized eyeglasses in approximately one hour. In-store equipment does not have the capability to create authentic brand-name lenses, strong prescriptions, or high-definition lenses, so the company sends these items to an off-site facility.
Visionworks was previously known as Eye Care Centers of America, Inc. The company has 670 eye care facilities in 41 states as of 2015. In-store processing labs can make most prescription lenses in about one hour. The company sends speciality lens requests to its central processing facility in Schertz, Texas. Each set of eyeglasses comes with an unconditional 30 day money back satisfaction guarantee as well as lifetime cleanings and adjustments, including replacing nose pads and missing screws.
The first Eyemart Express opened in 1990. The company has 150 locations in 34 states and also uses the names Vision4Less, VisionMart Express and Eyewear Express. Each location has an on-site one-hour laboratory and text messaging service to let customers know when their glasses are ready. All frames come with a one-year breakage warranty.