Jul 20

Dr. Stanley Pearle , 92, died at his home in Dallas Thursday.

Pearle founded the Pearle Vision Pearle Vision Latest from The Business Journals Finding fans on Facebook requires strategic planHumana adds LensCrafters, others to planLuxottica teams on vision for the uninsured Follow this company chain of eye-care stores in 1961 in Savannah, Ga., as Pearle Optical. He began franchising the store in 1981. Today, there are 675 in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Pearl also established the OneSight Research Foundation, which invests in eye research and students pursuing optometry. Since 2007, OneSight has awarded $140,000 in scholarships to 70 students through the Dr. Stanley Pearle Scholarship Fund.

Pearle also devoted time to the United Way and the Jewish Welfare Foundation.

“Dr. Stanley Pearle was our patriarch and we’ll honor his legacy the way we always have – by remaining committed to the ideals and service excellence he built the Pearle Vision brand upon from the very beginning,” Seth McLaughlin , executive vice president and general manager of Pearle Vision, said in a statement.

Pearle, a native of Pittsburgh, graduated from the Northern Illinios College of Optometry and moved to Dallas to take his board examinations. Pearle leaves behind three of his four children, 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Pearle Vision is owned by Luxottica Group S.p.A. Luxottica Group S.p.A. Latest from The Business Journals Macy’s, Luxottica expand partnershipMacy’s, Luxottica expand partnershipLuxottica closes on Oakley Follow this company (NYSE: LUX), a Milan-based company specializing in luxury and sports eyewear.

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