Optica's 16 specialty eyewear boutiques have been sold by Luxury Optical Holdings (LOH) to Emerging Vision (EVI), according to reports by VMail. The purchase price for the transaction, which took effect on Feb. 16, has remained undisclosed. Optica operates ten stores in Las Vegas as well as three locations in California, one in Houston, one in Chicago and one in Orlando. Following the transaction, LOH will have 27 stores operating under the Morgenthal Frederics and Robert Marc names. EVI, one of the largest franchised optical chains in the U.S., mainly operates its stores under the brands Sterling Optical and Site for Sore Eyes. In addition, EVI owns Eye Gallery, which has eight locations in Florida and Georgia. In total, EVI has 111 franchised and company-owned stores located across 12 U.S. states and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The company reportedly plans to open three more locations over the next four months - a Sterling in Bismarck, North Dakota, a Site For Sore Eyes in San Bruno, California, and a Flagship Eye Gallery in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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