Shopko Optical Business Sold, Nearly 80 Locations Being Relocated in 2019

Nearly 80 Shopko Optical locations will be moving into
freestanding locations after Monarch Alternative Capital completed their
acquisition of Shopko Opitcal. The company expects to relocate those 80 optical
stores throughout the rest of this year, and plans to continue to serve
patients and customers in their existing locations as the transition is made. A
news release said that Shopko Optical “will continue to officer high-quality
eyecare services and technically superior products, along with coverage from
most major insurance plans.” The sale of the optical business is expected to save around 700 jobs. A list of the 80 locations moving was not given,
but customers are invited to send an email to [email protected] for more
information or to ask about the status of a local location.