May 3, 2010, 10:17 AM

1-800 Contacts veteran Bob Main forms an online eyeglass company

Bob Main, a former senior vice president for 1-800 Contacts Inc., which sells online through 1800Contacts.com, has formed an online eyeglass company called Web Vision Centers Inc.

Bob Main, a former senior vice president for 1-800 Contacts Inc., which sells online through 1800Contacts.com, has formed an online eyeglass company called Web Vision Centers Inc.

Main is president of the new company, which has launched the discount eyewear web site www.halfpriceeyeglasses.com. Web Vision will sell eyeglasses on the site, as well as gather data about consumer habits and price preferences for online eyeglasses to guide the launch of other niche sites that focus on price, styles and designers, ethnic groups or age brackets. The various planned e-commerce sites will use the same infrastructure, call center and logistical teams.

“We will also be testing several very unique programs that are out of the box relative to the way consumers currently buy eyeglasses,” says Main.

Prior to 1-800 Contacts, Main worked as a senior vice president of GlassesDirect.com.

1-800 Contacts Inc. is No. 95 in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide.

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